Whitman, Massachusetts: Birthplace of the Chocolate Chip Cookie

One of America's greatest culinary inventions. The Toll House Inn where it happened burned down in 1984, but its outdoor sign and bronze plaque survives.

370-382 Bedford St., Whitman, MA
On the southbound side of Hwy 18/Bedford St. just north of its intersection with Hwy 14/Auburn St. In the parking lot between the Wendy's and the Walgreen's.
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Toll House historical marker.

Birthplace of the Chocolate Chip Cookie

The Toll House Cookie historical monument is in a parking lot by Walgreen's.

[Barbara, 06/08/2020]

Toll House Cookie marker.

Birthplace of the Toll House Chocolate Chip Cookie

The cookie was invented when Mrs. Wakefield of the Toll House Inn accidentally substituted chocolate chunks for the nuts that she usually put in her cookies. The new cookies were a hit and eventually came to the attention of Nestle. A deal was worked out whereby Nestle would supply Mrs. Wakefield with a lifetime supply of chocolate in exchange for allowing the company to place her recipe on their chocolate chip bags.

The inn burned down in 1984 and all that is left is the sign and a bronze historical plaque.

[Rena Webber, 08/15/2017]

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