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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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Reviewed yesterday

I loved visiting the site. The gardens are so perfectly manicured and the views of the sea are so gorgeous you don't feel like leaving the place. The guide was knowledgeable and very nice. I loved visiting the nooks and crannies of the house. The...More

Thank Ally S
Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

Visit the House of the Seven Gables if you are looking for some history in the area not associated with witches. The tour focuses on the house and its history in the community including the reasoning behind additions and renovations. Cost is fairly reasonable with...More

Thank Jennifer T
H7G, Public Relations Manager at The House of the Seven Gables, responded to this reviewResponded yesterday

Thanks for the kind review! Sincerely, Julie Arrison-Bishop Special Projects Manager

Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

It has been a while visiting the House of Seven Gables, so when my sister was in town we decided on taking the tour! The young man who lead the tour was horrible, I felt he was making up things as he went, talking about...More

1  Thank tatjacquie
H7G, Public Relations Manager at The House of the Seven Gables, responded to this reviewResponded yesterday

We're sorry you did not enjoy your guided tour at The House of the Seven Gables. Our story as evolved over the years to not only include Hawthorne's inspiration, but also to share information about the families who owned the house and how they and...More

Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

I had a really good tour at Nathaniel Hawthorne's House of Seven Gables. Learned a lot about the strong woman, his Aunt, who owned the house and helped inspire the novel. A nice overview of architectural change in historical context. Very good docent. For literary...More

Thank lovetravel282015
Reviewed 5 days ago

One of the stops on the hop on hop off trolley glad we went to this one. Group tours are given through the house. Our guide Michael was very informative and a great story teller. I felt I learned a lot in a short amount...More

Thank Patilu501
H7G, Public Relations Manager at The House of the Seven Gables, responded to this reviewResponded yesterday

We'll pass along your kind words to Michael! Thanks for taking the time to review your visit! Sincerely, Julie Arrison-Bishop Special Projects Manager

Reviewed 6 days ago

Teacher's get a small discount. The tours are very good. Hawthorne lived in the red house on the grounds. Even just to walk on the outside perimeter is interesting.

Thank jbwhitehouse
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

The museum is neat but small. I was bummed I couldn't take any photos inside the house. We got to go up the secret passage in the house though. I found it odd no photos but could crawl through a secret passage. There was 2...More

Thank Brandi B
H7G, Public Relations Manager at The House of the Seven Gables, responded to this reviewResponded yesterday

Thanks for your feedback about your time with us. We are working on changing our photo policy within the coming year. We have a few safety issues to work through but hopefully will be able to make it a more enjoyable experience for all! Julie...More

Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

This was a last minute stop for us before leaving Salem and I'm so glad we did. Very informative and so rich in history. Our guide was exceptional in taking us through the house and sharing her knowledge. You see roughly 7 of the 14...More

Thank sejj33
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Lovely gardens, and waterfront setting. Combines history with literary references to make it very enjoyable and exciting.

Thank Shawn C
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

The house was absolutely breathtaking! The preservation efforts paid off and left us with an experience to remember. The house includes rooms decorated in the different styles of architectural periods as the house was expanded. It seemed off the beaten path, but was close to...More

1  Thank RBen77
H7G, Public Relations Manager at The House of the Seven Gables, responded to this reviewResponded yesterday

Thanks for the feedback! The novel is on the reading list for our staff for obvious reasons, but we appreciate you letting us know! We're glad you enjoyed the home and grounds and thanks for the compliments about our preservation efforts! Sincerely, Julie Arrison-Bishop Special...More

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Brutus B
19 July 2017|
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Response from sraptis15 | Reviewed this property |
They will not be able to tour the house itself as there are stairs and it is quite cramped, but the grounds themselves are beautiful and should be easy to navigate with a mobility scooter.
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bgirl7
4 June 2017|
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Response from ATLfamily2002 | Reviewed this property |
No reservations are required, but you should call ahead to find out the schedule for the tours.
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rtriemstra
29 September 2016|
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Response from H7G | Property representative |
Sorry for the very delayed response. Yes--the tour is appropriate. The guided tour takes 35-40 minutes and there is a lot to see and do on property. It's a great way to enhance your trip to Salem.
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