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!
Hours of Operation
February: Saturdays only, 11am – 4pm
March 6 – April 16: Fridays, Saturdays & Sundays only, 11am – 5pm
April 17 – May 31: Daily, 11am – 5pm (school vacation week)
Jun 1 – Oct 31: Daily, 11am – 5:30pm
November: Fridays, Saturdays & Sundays only, 11am – 5pm (and Thanksgiving weekend)
December: Saturdays only, 11am – 5pm (and the week after Christmas)