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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
+1 978-744-0991
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All reviews secret staircase grounds are beautiful nathaniel hawthorne birth home our tour guide nice tour gift shop interesting history self guided visiting salem new england witch trials attic chimney birthplace literature passage
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Cam was a great guide for our small group of seniors. He made the house history very interesting as he seemed to know quite a bit about it. Excellent tour well worth the price. The gift store was a bit pricey but good quality and...More

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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This is a charming place to tour. Cam was our guide and even though we were there on a crazy, busy Saturday in October it didn't feel rushed. He was very informative. The home is great to tour, but once you get outside and see...More

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

Thank you so much for your nice review. We are happy that you had a great time with Camden and at our National Historic Landmark District. We hope you'll join us again someday!

Reviewed 4 weeks ago

The House of the Seven Gables tour is a little short in terms of time and information. There's a lot more that could be told about the inhabitants, the lady who was responsible for its preservation and the charitable works that the foundation carries out.

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Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

its an older house and history is given about previous owners. we were part of a cruise ship tour but were processed well enough. i didnt come away thinking wow, glad i did that but it was quite interesting nevertheless. if you are in salem,...More

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Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

James was our tour guide and was great! Highly informative and entertaining. It was interesting to hear about the different sections of the home and see some of the reproduction items as well as originals.

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

Thank you so much for visitng and for your kind words about James. We'll be sure to share!

Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I loved going into the house of the seven gables. Likely one of my favorite visits in Salem. Seeing the history of the architect and the surrounding relocated houses was a step back in time. A neat little secret stairway was fun to climb and...More

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Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Great tour of the buildings and grounds. Lots of information on the history of the many buildings originally there or later moved there.

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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Interesting if you have read some of Hawthorne's books. Some witch trial info without all the hype. Interesting guided tour with a lot of historical information on Hawthorne, his family tree and the subjects of his books., HIS .

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Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

My friend and I were lucky enough to visit two times this trip. The first, we had a wonderful tour of the house and learned the history of the house as well as the people who lived there. It is as true to the original...More

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

Thank you so much for your feedback! You truly got a full experience and we're delighted to hear it!

Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Attended a tour in the midst of October's madness in Salem and got in very quickly. Tour group was kept small, and the tours themselves seem to be well-organized. Beautiful and pleasant property to while away time on while waiting or exploring. Tour guide was...More

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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.