Captain Jackson's Historic Chocolate, Boston

Captain Jackson's Historic Chocolate, Boston

Tucked away next to the Old North Church on the Freedom Trail, this cute little colonial-style shop is a great place to stop into while if you are a chocoholic AND a history buff. The animated staff at Captain Jackson's will explain how chocolate was consumed and prepared back in the day during Revolutionary times (from the cacao bean to the finished beverage), and you will learn all sorts of tidbits about how the colonists liked their chocolate and about British taxation ramifications affecting how they prepared it. On most days you will get to sample it (in drinking form) based on the historic recipe, which is absolutely delicious and rich.

Be forewarned: All employees are dressed in full colonial garb (long skirts, buckled shoes, aprons..) and speak as if they are living in the time period they represent. But though they may not know what a candy bar is, they are all quite knowledgable about the products in the shop. Apart from chocolate gifts, the shelves are full with unique things to buy, from Old North Church/Boston memorabilia to antique cooking knick-knacks.

Tip:
Be sure to check out the historic printing press (with a live demo) right next door, which is also a fun and informative stop.

Opening Hours:
Daily: 9am-6pm

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Sight Name: Captain Jackson's Historic Chocolate
Sight Location: Boston, USA (See walking tours in Boston)
Sight Type: Attraction/Landmark
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