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The House of the Seven Gables

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Address: 115 Derby St, Salem, MA 01970-5640
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+1 978-744-0991
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10:00 - 17:00
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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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Visited the House of Seven Gables with my mother during our weekend stay last fall. An absolute must for any English major and literature lover, even if you're like me and not... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 2 days ago
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

Visited the House of Seven Gables with my mother during our weekend stay last fall. An absolute must for any English major and literature lover, even if you're like me and not necessarily a *huge* fan of Nathanial Hawthorne. The history of not just Hawthorne but also his family and insight to the ways of life during the time period... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Nice views by the water. Not an enormous house to see. Tour was informational and kids enjoyed walking through the house. Free parking available.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

This was a really nice tour with a knowledgeable tour guide- there even is a secret staircase in one of the houses which is really neat to climb.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

We enjoyed this house as a comparison to the early and later homes in Salem as well as the history and literary interest relating it to the classic by Hawthorn. Nice tour and gardens

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

We got into town in the late afternoon and got on one of their last tours. Last time I was here was over 20 years ago, and it's just as amazing as I remembered. We had some time to walk around the grounds before the tour started to admire the views. The tour guide was very knowledgeable and all the... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

The history of house, inhabitants and region are intertwined and anchored in this aptly and artistically decorated manse. The guides know their stuff.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

OMG! Last time I was here I was 11 years old with my father and yesterday I learned so much more and had great memories of my youth. Nice tour guide and lovely people in the gift shop.

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Mansfield, Massachusetts
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Its a nice tour, a little on the expensive side but nice little history lesson. Guide was very informative

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

If you come to Salem, The Peabody Essex, The Willows and the House of the 7 Gables are musts. Besides there is a candy shop across from the venue ( and a boutique pasta shop further down the road ) Having said that, There is a unique history here and if you are in town - a good take!

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We would not have visited if our goddaughter hadn't been covering this in her history class. The history of the building, combined with the knowledge of our guide, made this a truly memorable visit. The hidden stairwell was amazing, but just to see (and hear) how the immigrants had lived and celebrated Xmas (eventually) was fascinating. Well worth taking time... More 

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