Taste the sweeter side of the Revolution!
Visitors touch, taste, smell, and experience 18th-century chocolate as it was enjoyed by some of Boston’s most famous Revolutionary-era patriots. Captain Jackson’s, the only shop of its kind in New England, explores the history of chocolate, including how it was produced and consumed during the American colonial period, and its connections to Boston and the Old North Church. Daily demonstrations illustrate how chocolate was made and enjoyed by colonial Bostonians. Captain Newark Jackson, an Old North congregant for whom the shop is named, owned and operated a chocolate shop in the North End in the 1740s. Located on the campus of the Old North Historic Site, Captain Jackson’s opened in 2013 as a living history educational space and retail shop.
From the Hearth & Home of Mrs. Newark Jackson, our blog on all things chocolate and colonial, serves up new chocolate recipes and stories on chocolate’s fascinating history. Follow along!
2017 Hours of Operation
Our hours vary depending on the season.
February: Open on Saturdays and during school vacation week, February 18-25, from 11am to 4pm
March – April 9th: Open on Saturdays and Sundays from 11am to 5pm
April 15th – May 31th: Open daily from 11am to 5pm
June 1st – Oct 31st: Open daily from 11am to 5:30pm
November: Open on Fridays, Saturdays, Sundays and school vacation week from 10 am to 4 pm
December: Open on Fridays, Saturdays, Sundays and during Christmas school vacation week from 10 am to 4pm
*We are closed Thanksgiving and Christmas Day