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The House of the Seven Gables

115 Derby St, Salem, MA 01970-5640
+1 978-744-0991
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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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Suggested Duration: 1-2 hours
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115 Derby St, Salem, MA 01970-5640
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Reviewed yesterday

Although some attractions in a city of attractions may be a waste of time, this is not. So much history.

Thank Redvette69
Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

I'm not usually into historical houses but this was actually surprisingly great. Great to see the house and well researched and delivered tour. Totally enjoyed it. One of the best places in Salem. Didn't know anything about the book but still so glad I went.

Thank Jacki T
Reviewed 2 days ago

My wife and I visited The House of the Seven Gables and enjoyed the tour. The house is amazing and I would recommend this to any history buff. Enjoy.

Thank Clay H
Reviewed 2 days ago

Fair warning: I'm a fan of the Scarlet Letter, so all of those who begrudgingly read it in high school and have since chosen to forget about Hawthorne, you may not appreciate this attraction. First of all the grounds of the house are wonderfully kept....More

Thank Ryan J
Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

Best place to visit historically in Salem! Even if you are unaware of the history of Nathaniel Hawthorne it is still extremely interesting and if you are a fan of Hawthorne it is even more of a treat!!!

Thank ChoopieChula
Reviewed 3 days ago

This is a must on your tour of Salem. The house is rich with history, and both the house and gardens were beautifully maintained--even my teens enjoyed it! There is much to see there so plan for 2 hours. The tour was at a reasonable...More

Thank Cbwilliams1
Reviewed 3 days ago

Very nice house, and the story, and history, behind the house, is very interesting. Our guide, was very informative., and knowledgeable, about the history, in Salem, and the house.

Thank britewally
Reviewed 4 days ago

Wonderful to see this old house. In very good condition and the tour guide was excellent. Beautiful view of the water.

Thank Shannon B
Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

One of the places to visit in Salem. The tour is interesting if you like history. Also, very nice view of the water.

Thank Kassandy K
H7G, Public Relations Manager at The House of the Seven Gables, responded to this reviewResponded 4 days ago

Thanks for your feedback and rating! We're very happy you enjoyed your time at The Gables! Sincerely, Julie Arrison-Bishop Special Projects Manager

Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

This was a terrific place to see. We really enjoyed our tour. Now there are also a few books that we need to read because of this place.

Thank eileenh1022
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bgirl7
Do you need to book a tour ahead of time?
4 June 2017|
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Response from ATLfamily2002 | Reviewed this property |
No reservations are required, but you should call ahead to find out the schedule for the tours.
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rtriemstra
Is the Spirits of the Gables Tour appropriate for children ages 9-13?
29 September 2016|
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Response from H7G | Property representative |
Sorry for the very delayed response. Yes--the tour is appropriate. The guided tour takes 35-40 minutes and there is a lot to see and do on property. It's a great way to enhance your trip to Salem.
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baseballrookie21
What is the attraction cost for an adult?
26 February 2016|
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Response from SheralTx | Reviewed this property |
Website says $12.50 adults/$7.50 children
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