Old Salem Museums & Gardens Will Host Chocolate-Dipped History


Photo by Jordan Brannock and courtesy of Old Salem Museums & Gardens

Old Salem Museums & Gardens will host Chocolate-Dipped History on March 4, the fourth annual day of fun events, tastings, demonstrations and hands-on activities, highlighting the history and importance of chocolate, tea and coffee in Salem and colonial America. 

The event, which will take place from 9:30 a.m. until 4:30 p.m., is presented in conjunction with American Heritage Chocolate and the Historic Division of Mars.

Activities will include the following:

  • Watching hearth cooks baking an historic recipe
  • Learning about hot tavern beverages
  • Learning about hibiscus tea and its African roots
  • Comparing and seeing coffee, chocolate and tea vessels in the pottery

Activities are included with an All-In-One ticket, which is $27 for adults and $13 for students ages 4-18.

Dave Borghesani, chocolate history research manager at Mars Chocolate North America, will also present “The History of Chocolate,” the story of how chocolate became a part of our culture and everyday life at 11:30 a.m., 1 p.m. and 2:30 p.m.

For more information, visit oldsalem.org.


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