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The House of the Seven Gables

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Address: 115 Derby Street, Salem, MA 01970
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+1 978-744-0991
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10:00 - 17:00
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Sun - Sat 10:00 - 17:00
Recommended length of visit: 1-2 hours
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Discover The House of the Seven Gables. Built in 1668, this National...

Discover The House of the Seven Gables. Built in 1668, this National Historic Landmark is a treasure of American history. Professional guides welcome guests year round for a remarkable journey that explores Salem's maritime history, architecture, the famous hidden staircase, and the literary legacy of Nathaniel Hawthorne, author of The House of the Seven Gables and The Scarlet Letter. Adding to the site's charm are spectacular three-season colonial revival gardens, and our unique museum store. Please visit our website for current hours and information.

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Beautiful piece of history

Surprisingly this was low on my to do list for salem, but I am so glad I went. It seems the associated Hawthorne family its so associated with had less to do with the physical... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 5 days ago
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Edmonton, Canada
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

Surprisingly this was low on my to do list for salem, but I am so glad I went. It seems the associated Hawthorne family its so associated with had less to do with the physical building and more to do with the novel. I was far more interested in the original construction and ownership once I heard the family name... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

As an English teacher, I was really excited to see the House of the Seven Gables. The houses and grounds are beautiful and well maintained. I was bummed there was only a brief mention of Hawthorne, but did enjoy learning about the houses and how the novel influenced construction on the property. It's definitely worth a visit while in Salem.

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

A wonderful of a beautiful place immersed in fantastic history. Which is told by very informative guides. Would highly recommend this.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Staff and tour at the house of seven gables were great. Such a beautiful piece of history. Incredibly restored.

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

A bit on the tourist-y side, but if you've read Hawthorne's book, it's interesting to see the house about which the book was written.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Absolutely loved our tour at The Seven Gables. The grounds of the property are stunning and the views are breathtaking. Our tour guide Peter was lovely and did a great job at explaining the history of the property and the Hawthorne family. I only knew little parts of the Hawthorne family history but came out of this guided tour knowing... More 

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H7G, Public Relations Manager at The House of the Seven Gables, responded to this review

Thank you for your feedback! We're so happy you enjoyed your time at The House of the Seven Gables. Thank you for sharing your feedback about Peter, too. Sincerely, Julie Arrison-Bishop Special Projects Manager More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Jeff was our tour guide, he was wicked awesome! He made the experience so much better for us and really made the history come alive!

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H7G, Public Relations Manager at The House of the Seven Gables, responded to this review

Thank you for your feedback! We're so happy you enjoyed your time at The House of the Seven Gables. We hope you will visit us again when in Salem, Mass. Thank you for your kind words about Jeff, too! Sincerely, Julie Arrison-Bishop Special Projects Manager More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I was traveling solo from California, and this tour was lovely. Tour group size was nice and intimate, a variety in ages, and the tour guide (whose name I've sadly forgotten! I believe it was the noon tour time on feb 23rd?) played to all ages. Actually, let me bestow more compliments on him. He was very knowledgeable, incredibly articulate,... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We took the tour that they offer here and it was very good. This place is definitely worth a visit. Very nice to walk through after the tour too-an added bonus is there is a nice view of the water.

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H7G, Public Relations Manager at The House of the Seven Gables, responded to this review

Thank you for your feedback! We're so happy you enjoyed your time at The House of the Seven Gables. We hope you will visit us again when in Salem, Mass. Sincerely, Julie Arrison-Bishop Special Projects Manager More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Fun for every age. Interesting and historic. Worth a visit. The secret staircase is awesome! Use the hop on hop off trolley to get there.

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H7G, Public Relations Manager at The House of the Seven Gables, responded to this review

We're so happy you enjoyed your visit to The Gables and Salem. Hope to see you again soon. Sincerely, Julie Arrison-Bishop Special Projects Manager More 

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