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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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"secret staircase"
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"grounds are beautiful"
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Reviewed yesterday

I couldn't have gone to Salem without seeing the House of Seven Gables. A real piece of history. Our guide was very informative and friendly....welcoming all questions. We thoroughly enjoyed our visit and learning the actual history of the home.

Thank 789danaj
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Reviewed yesterday

Although I am terrified of stairs and tight places, this tour was the highlight of our Salem trip. Our guide was knowledgeable and interesting. The house and tour shouldn't be missed while in Salem.

Thank shelleyw227
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Reviewed yesterday

Part of the MUST SEE experience when visiting Salem. Beautiful home and great tour, like stepping back in time. The gardens are beautiful, along with the period detail throughout the house. Don't miss this part of Salem!

Thank Laura V
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Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

Constructed, deconstructed and reconstructed over the years according to the person(s) who owned it for monetary gain and to keep in line with the novel... A little bit of history. A nice tour, nice facility, nothing spectacular.

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Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

This was a great house tour....they limit groups to 15 at a time. So while you wait you can explore other parts of the grounds. Their are some interesting features in the house. Wonderful tour. Place offers parking which I didn't realize.

Thank Sue B
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Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

This was the highlight of our visit to Salem , wonderful informative guide who gave us a wonderful insight into the history of the house, It was wonderful to be able to take photos and definitely a plus for visitors !

Thank karenkaveh
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Reviewed 4 days ago

The House of the Seven Gables made famous by Nathaniel Hawthorne's book is surrounded by beautiful gardens and has a stunning view of Salem's harbor. I recommend leaving enough time either before or after your timed tour to stroll through the gardens. We had a...More

Thank Barbara W
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Reviewed 5 days ago

An inexpensive tour of this lovely property, tours a re guided and frequent, tour guide was good and knew his stuff. House has facsinating history and is very original. well worth a look.

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Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

My daughter’s English teacher recommended us to visit this place. That’s right. A must place for students to get close to history and real side of the book. A very interesting place too, though I hadn’t read the book before. I would go back to...More

Thank WLSH
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Reviewed 6 days ago

I was about 30 pages into the book by Hawthorne before I visited and I still thoroughly enjoyed this tour. The grounds are pretty big, tons to explore on your own after the tour and snap photos of. You enter through the main front office...More

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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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