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 experience 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 space 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 and retail space.
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!