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The House of the Seven Gables
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USD 2,100.00*
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Salem Day Trip from Boston in Luxury Rolls Royce...
Ranked #4 of 55 things to do in Salem
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Recommended length of visit: 1-2 hours
Owner description: 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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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.

Thank OWL78654
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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 parking, although probably in the summer it isn't enough.

Seeing the secret passageway & attic and other rooms is worth the visit. It helps bring the book more to life :). We didn't know what a secluded life Hawthorn led, so that was interesting also, as was the life of sea captains & what they brought back to the "New World.

Worth the visit!

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 it! Very historical place. Well preserved building outside and inside. We did a guided tour and it was in a small group and explained well all about the place.

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