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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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Most Helpful Positive Review
Reviewed 6 April 2005

My husband and I came from Australia to visit Boston and Salem due to it's wonderfully rich history. We both loved the House of Seven Gables. The tour guide was fantastic and very friendly. We had a few laughs with him as a group while...More

7  Thank aquariusasd
Most Helpful Critical Review
Reviewed 23 August 2016

My family arrived in Salem, later in the afternoon. We have limited time to spare so we voted to do the House of Seven Gables, which did have high reviews on Tripadvisor. We arrived at 4:30 pm & asked if there's still time to take...More

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All reviews secret staircase grounds are beautiful nathaniel hawthorne birth home our tour guide nice tour gift shop interesting history self guided visiting salem new england witch trials attic chimney birthplace literature passage
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Hawthorne's words are most appropriate for a walk down the narrow Salem street next to the Turner House. This colonial mansion (later transformed towards Georgian) is indeed the heavy player amidst the decidedly lighter exteriors across the street (see the foundtrips pics). Nathaniel Hawthorne stayed...More

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Reviewed yesterday via mobile

Our tour guide was excellent and we really enjoyed exploring the property. Climbing the secret staircase was really neat. Definitely worth a visit when you are in Salem.

Thank Cindy G
Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

Stopped at the house of seven gables and took the tour of this establishment. As the tour concluded I was kind of thrown off with all the changes they made to the house but yet claimed most was still original as built. The views of...More

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Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

The tour was good and the tour guide knowledgeable. Gift store was quaint though pricey as to be expected I suppose. Not much of a wait. I think they do a tour about every 15-20 minutes or so.

Thank a1davis
Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

I found the tour interesting, well worth the time spent. Expect to climb arrow stairs. Small garden area was quite pretty. Others must think so, too, since there was a photo shoot for a wedding happening when I was there. Make sure you take a...More

Thank 339KarenL
Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

Our tour guide was awesome and the whole grounds is worth each penny. Fully enjoyed this and would recommend to anyone in the greater area.

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Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

It's cool to see how people lived back then. The best part is the secret passage. I wish I built my house with ceilings that low to save on heat and air conditioning ha.

Thank Pukeonthestreet
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

This will likely mean more to people who have read the book. It is a guided tour of some historic buildings in the area

Thank kevinlY1011GT
Reviewed 1 week ago

Since I'm a huge fan of Nathaniel Hawthorne and have the book called The House of the Seven Gables, I was curious about this tour. It did not disappoint. I learned that Nathaniel Hawthorne stayed at this house (owned by his business woman cousin) for...More

Thank Diane W
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

This was such an interesting tour, we learned all about how the house became to be the house of Seven Gables. Learning about the past owners and building techniques in those times was fascinating! The gardens were also beautiful to see.

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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.