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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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What made this so special is the guide who was most entertaining and knowledgeable about the houses on the property we got to enter and walk through. It is worth the experience to see the homes and enjoy the gardens. Even though the gardens were...More

Thank Bob C
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Reviewed 2 days ago

Ok this was my wife's idea, but by the time we were done with the tour I was very glad we had done it. It was nice to learn all the history from a knowledgeable guide with a passion for the story. So we not...More

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Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

I was in Salem for a mini solo trip. I visited on Patriot’s Day & the weather was abysmal. The guide was very informative, friendly and I really enjoyed learning the history of the area/house. In fact, the guide (I want to say that her...More

Thank Gretchen M
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Reviewed 6 days ago

I admit it. I have never actually read The House of the Seven Gables. However, our tour guide did a great job of explaining how the novel affected some of the later restoration and renovations and definitely left me interested in reading the novel inspired...More

Thank Karen K
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Terry was the tour guide walking us through 350 years of history with her knowledge of the property and its many owners, residents, and buildings. Even in winter, the grounds are beautiful.

Thank Sue P
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Great little area to take in the feeling for what it was like back in the 17th, 18th and 19th centuries with this house that survived as well as became the house for a Nathaniel Hawthorne novel. Not a ton to do, but great for...More

Thank Mike R
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

The tour guide was very knowledgeable and this was an educational tour. It was great to take photos as they were testing photos out to see if they will allow photos in the future. The home has a lot of beautiful views.

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We visited Salem early April and had a loosely tied together agenda of things we wanted to do and see. Having previously visited and not taking this tour, I made it a point to get there this time and I'm so glad I did. Tickets...More

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This one of the oldest houses you can visit in the US and it has a very interesting history. The extremely knowledgeable tour guides give wonderful tours and the gardens are beautiful. And, you can see everything easily in about an hour.

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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Terri was amazing guide full of story and knowledge. A very beautiful place to visit to get a full understanding of living in those days

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H7G, Public Relations Manager at The House of the Seven Gables, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Thanks so much for taking the time to review your experience and to share kind words about Terri. She's a wonderful guide and we're glad you agree!

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cajymj
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.
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ErinHoughton
28 March 2018|
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Response from jindalee13 | Reviewed this property |
Yes $15 adult You can do a self guided tour
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shirleygr
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.
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