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The House of the Seven Gables

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Address: 115 Derby Street, Salem, MA 01970
Phone Number: +1 978-744-0991
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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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Some stairs to climb, so be ready to earn your "scarlet letter" for making it through the secret passages. Excellent tour guide. Fun shop with good books.

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 2 days ago
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Some stairs to climb, so be ready to earn your "scarlet letter" for making it through the secret passages. Excellent tour guide. Fun shop with good books.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

Lovely old house in salem right by the sea. The tour guide Will was brilliant gave you lots of information and explained things. Good tour of the house. Fascinating to see how became to get 7 gables. Loved the stairs behind the fire place. And enjoyed the general history of it. Its not just the house of the 7 gables,... More 

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Hopkinton, MA
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

I've visited The House of the Seven Gables several times and love the tour and historic lessons. The docents take you away to another time and by the end, you want to read Hawthorne's historic novel about this house.

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

They take you through in small groups so there were about 7 people in our group. The tour only covers a few parts of the house so it’s not a long tour, but you get a chance to see a couple of rooms that demonstrate how people lived during the 1800s. Our tour guide was very knowledgeable and answered all... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Tour guide was very helpful and the tour was interesting and accessible for everyone, providing interesting historical information.

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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

As English teachers, my husband and I were interested in seeing the House of the Seven Gables because of its connection to Nathaniel Hawthorne, who set one of his most famous novels there, and it was a bonus to find that Hawthorne's birthplace had also been moved to the site. We enjoyed the tour, but Seven Gables is very quirky... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

The house is a little way out from the center of things but well worth a visit. The tour guides are very good and know a lot about the house and its fascinating to walk around.. The garden is lovely too. Good shop. On your way out walk to the seafront for some cool photos of the shoreline and the... More 

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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Historical, but over rated and the cost for the tour is a bit pricey. The architecture was the best aspect of it.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

The house that inspired Nathaniel Hawthorne's novel is a great site to visit. A lot of preserved history. It's fascinating to see how life must have been back then. Our tour guide Jeff was very animated and extremely knowledgeable. Be sure to stop by the Museum Store after your visit. I could not tear myself away and bought quite a... More 

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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

So this tour was pretty good. It was unfortunate that we only got to see a small portion of the house. What we saw was very interesting though! Loved going up the secret staircase! The tour guide was very knowledgable and gave a rich history of the family that lived here. However, on the posters in the lobby of the... More 

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