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“Beautiful Gardens, Interesting History”

The House of the Seven Gables
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USD 52.00*
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Salem Witch City Day Trip From Boston
Ranked #6 of 84 things to do in Salem
Certificate of Excellence
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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 4 weeks ago

Our tour guide was knowledgeable & the houses were true to date. Not the most interesting thing in Salem, but definitely worth the short trip.

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Reviewed 5 weeks ago

The gardens were in bloom and were nicely landscaped. Your was very informative.we enjoyed it very much an d learned a few things we didn't already k ow.

Thank Douglas T
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Reviewed 5 weeks ago via mobile

Will, our tour guide was really informative and very interesting to listen to. Ended up buying the book by D Hawthorne shows how well Will did his job!

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

Thanks for the feedback! We'll be sure to pass this along to Will!

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Reviewed 19 May 2018

Very interesting guided tour of Nathaniel Hawthorne's home. The guides are knowledgeable and there is much to see in this house on all floors!

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Reviewed 19 May 2018 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 to be thoroughly enjoyable. Our guide (a fellow who was maybe in his early 20s who wore a goatee) seemed to be well-informed and very practiced and had a rapid-fire way of speaking where he gave important info quickly and interestingly which helped keep the tour lively. This was my second time visiting Salem and I’m glad I decided to visit the home this time, especially on such a beautiful sunny day. The gardens are pretty, the gift shop has both souvenirs and pretty gifts, the restrooms are nice (albeit the regular stalls are incredibly cramped and I dropped my dress in the toilet the first time; luckily they do have one handicapped stall that I imagine everyone over 4 feet and 80 pounds has to use) and the parking area is a nice small-to-medium sized lot that is easy to park in.

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