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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 4 weeks ago via mobile

We toured the home on a Thursday morning and it was already busy, with our group being pretty full and seeing other groups around before and after us who were also full. I imagine it gets very crowded on the weekend. We found the tour...More

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Reviewed 16 May 2018

The House of the Seven Gables tour was very cute and nice. The ground outside was gorgeous. The staff was very nice and helpful. Our guide told good story. The history of the house was very interesting. The best thing was after the tour we...More

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H7G, Public Relations Manager at The House of the Seven Gables, responded to this reviewResponded 17 May 2018

Thanks so much for the nice review of your visit! We're so glad you enjoyed our National Historic Landmark District and took advantage of the neighboring candy shop!

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Reviewed 16 May 2018

The history of the house was very interesting. Tour guide was very knowledgeable and entertaining . The garden , views, and gift shop were very pretty as well. Worth the admission.

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Reviewed 14 May 2018 via mobile

We didn’t originally plan to visit the House of Seven Gables but it was a wonderful and charming surprise.

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Reviewed 12 May 2018

Attended a wedding at the House of Seven Gables. Everything went well and smoothly. That is never an accident. The reception that followed was also excellent. All of the vendors, food, bar, music, etc did a good job.

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H7G, Public Relations Manager at The House of the Seven Gables, responded to this reviewResponded 17 May 2018

Thanks so much for taking the time to share feedback about your event. Deb, our special events manager, is a rockstar! We hope you'll join us for a tour or visit in the future!

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Reviewed 8 May 2018

The history of the house & the people that lived in it, is quite fascinating & the guided tour is well for the $15/person entrance fee. While there were marking for an audio tour, we took the guided tour. There is quite a lot of...More

Thank Bruce C
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H7G, Public Relations Manager at The House of the Seven Gables, responded to this reviewResponded 9 May 2018

Thank you so much for taking the time to review your experience and for visiting The House of the Seven Gables!

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Reviewed 7 May 2018 via mobile

We arrived to Salem in Sunday afternoon and had only few hours before heading off to Boston airport. I really wanted to do one of walking tours but they were only available in the evening. This museum caught our eyes and I’m glad we did...More

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Reviewed 2 May 2018 via mobile

The tour of the house was more interesting than we expected. Rather than just focusing on the story from the impact of Nathaniel Hawthorne, our guide was good at providing the entire history of the home, from the original owners to the present. Although the...More

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Reviewed 2 May 2018

Our tour guide was very informative and educated abut the house and told us so many things we weren't aware of. Don't miss this stop in Salem, and don't forget to take the "secret staircase".

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Reviewed 1 May 2018 via mobile

This was a good attraction to check out if you are in Salem. It is very interesting and worth the tour. Very historical so probably not the best with small children. It is a beautiful spot in Salem as well with a nice central garden.

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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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