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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
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Reviewed 1 week ago

We had a great tour of this house by James. Very interesting house with interesting occupants over the years. And that secret staircase is crazy! Well worth a visit.

Date of experience: March 2019
Thank 301carriel
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Tour was ok. Guide was great. Just meh. The grounds are beautiful. Just not enough to warrant price of admission

Date of experience: March 2019
Thank Amanda D
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

I visited with friends on a Saturday. We had Connie as our guide and she was so knowledgeable and pleasant. I loved learning about the house’s history and about the families who lived there.

Date of experience: March 2019
Thank Chelsea R
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Julie was our excellent tour guide who shared her thorough knowledge of the house’s history and the various owners and occupants. She also placed the house, the novel named after it, and its restoration in the broader context of Salem’s history. It takes less than...More

Date of experience: March 2019
Thank Emily A
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Rich in history, you can get a feel for the New England lifestyle. Cute gift shop, grounds are very nice as well. A few other buildings to visit on the property. For a full effect, take the tour!

Date of experience: March 2019
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

The House of Seven Gables is not only a fun place to visit, it is representative of a true historical gem. It’s very architecture speaks of literary, biographical, and cultural values that inform the early history of colonial America and the special role Salem plays...More

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank 766Stinkeye766
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We had a fabulous time and had it not been for our Go pass likely would have missed. The curator was amazing and gave a wonderful custom tour of the home. My family loved the experience of seeing this 300 year old historical mansion and...More

Date of experience: February 2019
Thank Jennifer D
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We came in what’s considered the “off season” due to the cold temperatures. I’m so pleased we did, as there were virtually no tourists in town. We were the only ones on a guided tour with Michael, who seemed to know all of the aswers...More

Date of experience: March 2019
Thank kretpa
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

My cousin and I throughly enjoyed learning the story behind the story. Beautiful and a delightful tour. I appreciate the history and the effort that went into creating this interesting home. If you know the book and the author, it’s a must stop and a...More

Date of experience: October 2018
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H7G, Public Relations Manager at The House of the Seven Gables, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Thanks for paying us a visit! We're happy you enjoyed!

Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I recommend asking when the least people come for tours so you don't get over crowded during your visit. There is so much to learn and see that you won't want to miss. The home itsself is lovely but the history behind it makes it...More

Date of experience: July 2018
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29 March 2018|
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Response from MichaelF411 | 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.