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The House of the Seven Gables

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

We went to the Spirit walk and it was fabulous. The actors were top notch and the story is fascinating. Much effort has been made to make this an enjoyable and interesting evening activity. Price is more than fair. Probably the best attraction/performance we went...More

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Reviewed yesterday

Visited here on a busy weekend in October. We waited in line to get tickets, $16pp. The next tour was in 1 hr and 20 min. We decided to go eat lunch and come back later since they don't sell tickets in advance until each...More

Thank Cttraveler66
Reviewed yesterday via mobile

We stopped here on the way out of town and caught the last tour of the day. The kids aged 3-11 all enjoyed it. They all asked questions (even the 3 year old) and the guide was great in answering. The grounds are beautiful and...More

Thank Amy B
Reviewed yesterday via mobile

This is just walking your through the house of seven gables . It was interesting and one of the highlights of the visit .

Thank mmirra
Reviewed 2 days ago

I really enjoyed the historical and educational aspect of a visit to this historic house and it's famous owner.

Thank karenposner54
Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

Enjoyed the history of the home plus the incidentals the homeowner added to make it more like the book’s description . Also impressed that it was done to help less fortunate folks make a new life in America. Commendable for sure

Thank Mary Ann W
Reviewed 2 days ago

I am an avid classic lit reader and history buff so being in the house was a big treat. The docent was full of personality. He expained everything very well. We loved going up the tiny stairs and through the secret door! The only minus...More

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Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

Never read the book, but I was intrigued with the story of the author and the people that lived in the house. The tour guide was a great story teller, and that makes for a great tour every time! The house was beautiful, the grounds...More

Thank Christy H
Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

I really loved the architecture of this place. The secret staircase was so fun to climb and the grounds are beautiful. One amazing plus is that across the street is the oldest chocolate store in America. A must see on your trip to Salem.

Thank Kimberly O
Reviewed 2 days ago

My husband and I visited on a beautiful fall afternoon . Our tour guide was very informative and engaging. It's a beautiful home with a lot of history. Well worth the time.

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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.
28 March 2018|
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Response from jindalee13 | Reviewed this property |
Yes $15 adult You can do a self guided tour
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.