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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 4 days ago

House is overflowing with history and dripping with intimate details of an easier time. Hawthorne spent a lot of time here - and featured the house in many books.

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank dhybels
Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

Stopped by for a quick tour of the house and grounds. The house was decorated for Christmas and the guide was very knowledgeable. We loved the secret staircase and the gift shop is great. The other buildings on the grounds are also beautifully kept. Definitely...More

Date of experience: December 2018
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Fun tour, really good tour guide. The furniture and trimmings of the house are really interesting. Not all of the contents are original but all are authentic or from the period. Tour only lasts about an hour and lots of information.

Date of experience: November 2018
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H7G, Public Relations Manager at The House of the Seven Gables, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Thank you so much for taking the time to review your experience! We're glad you had a wonderful time!

Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The grounds are amazing with the water views. Our guide Heather was great. We learned so much about the town of Salem as well as about the book. It let us know that there is so much more to Salem than just the witch trials.

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank Laurie M
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

It is obviously very popular for meals etc, however the entry fee was a bit expensive to visit, when compared to the number of attractions in this town. take a stroll around the area, the houses in the area are a sight to see.

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank Don T
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The past two years I have been planning trips at Halloween. Last year my trip was in celebration of Edgar Allan Poe. This year it was to include Nathaniel Hawthorne. Salem proved to be a perfect place to visit for Halloween. I read The House...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 1 week ago

Wow! We are so delighted that your experience was so immersive! Thank you for sharing with us!

Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The House of the Seven Gables has been restored to duplicate the house described in Hawthorne's classic novel. The tour guides are well informed, and the house is extremely interesting. You can also visit the house where Hawthorne was born, which has been moved to...More

Date of experience: November 2018
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Really interesting, short tour. Lovely grounds that are probably beautiful in the spring and summer.

Date of experience: November 2018
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

340-year-old house that inspired the classic Nathaniel Hawthorne novel. ... Author Nathaniel Hawthorne was born in Salem, MA, and his famous 1851 novel The House of the Seven Gables was based on this actual house. Beautiful grounds.

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank Bernadette G
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

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

Date of experience: October 2018
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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.