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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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115 Derby St, Salem, MA 01970-5640
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+1 978-744-0991
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Reviewed yesterday via mobile

I would never have thought when I came to Salem my favourite place would be The House Of The Seven Gables but it is! The tour is great and the land surrounding is a treat for your eyes. The house itself is well looked after...More

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Reviewed 2 days ago

Our tour guide was knowledgeable & the houses were true to date. Not the most interesting thing in Salem, but definitely worth the short trip.

Thank SteelersGal85
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Reviewed 4 days ago

The gardens were in bloom and were nicely landscaped. Your was very informative.we enjoyed it very much an d learned a few things we didn't already k ow.

Thank Douglas T
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Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

Will, our tour guide was really informative and very interesting to listen to. Ended up buying the book by D Hawthorne shows how well Will did his job!

Thank Sue S
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Reviewed 5 days ago

Very interesting guided tour of Nathaniel Hawthorne's home. The guides are knowledgeable and there is much to see in this house on all floors!

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Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

We toured the home on a Thursday morning and it was already busy, with our group being pretty full and seeing other groups around before and after us who were also full. I imagine it gets very crowded on the weekend. We found the tour...More

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Reviewed 1 week ago

The House of the Seven Gables tour was very cute and nice. The ground outside was gorgeous. The staff was very nice and helpful. Our guide told good story. The history of the house was very interesting. The best thing was after the tour we...More

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H7G, Public Relations Manager at The House of the Seven Gables, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Thanks so much for the nice review of your visit! We're so glad you enjoyed our National Historic Landmark District and took advantage of the neighboring candy shop!

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Reviewed 1 week ago

The history of the house was very interesting. Tour guide was very knowledgeable and entertaining . The garden , views, and gift shop were very pretty as well. Worth the admission.

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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We didn’t originally plan to visit the House of Seven Gables but it was a wonderful and charming surprise.

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Reviewed 1 week ago

Attended a wedding at the House of Seven Gables. Everything went well and smoothly. That is never an accident. The reception that followed was also excellent. All of the vendors, food, bar, music, etc did a good job.

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H7G, Public Relations Manager at The House of the Seven Gables, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Thanks so much for taking the time to share feedback about your event. Deb, our special events manager, is a rockstar! We hope you'll join us for a tour or visit in the future!

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cajymj
29 March 2018|
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Response from Michael F | Reviewed this property |
To walk around the building outside of the fence is, of course, free.
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ErinHoughton
28 March 2018|
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Response from jindalee13 | Reviewed this property |
Yes $15 adult You can do a self guided tour
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shirleygr
30 July 2017|
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Response from H7G | Property representative |
We're so sorry for the late reply and hope it didn't affect your trip. Yes, we do have limited visitor parking that is available for the duration of your visit.
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