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The House of the Seven Gables

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Address: 115 Derby Street, Salem, MA 01970
Phone Number: 978 744 0991
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Description: This 17th-century wooden mansion was the inspiration for the classic...
This 17th-century wooden mansion was the inspiration for the classic Nathaniel Hawthorne novel.
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A Must See

I have come to visit the house of seven gables many of times! I love it more and more each time I go. If you want the true history of salem this is a must see!

5 of 5 starsReviewed May 21, 2015
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Saugus, Massachusetts, United States
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Saugus, Massachusetts, United States
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7 reviews 7 reviews
7 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 21, 2015 NEW

I have come to visit the house of seven gables many of times! I love it more and more each time I go. If you want the true history of salem this is a must see!

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13 reviews 13 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 21, 2015 NEW

My husband and I toured this house after being told by a local that this was a must do in Salem! We agreed! Our tour guide was knowledgeable and excited about the house. He was a joy to listen to. We both loved the hidden staircase! Lovely house...Fun tour!

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long island ny
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10 reviews 10 reviews
5 attraction reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 20, 2015 NEW

Loved hearing all the history. The grounds are just beautiful as well. I really like the fact that it is so close to where we stayed. Also the trolly line goes there too.

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Hingham, Massachusetts
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15 reviews 15 reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 20, 2015 NEW

Never thought I'd be interested in touring the house of seven gables. I knew it was a book and that's it. But, the guide was unbelievable. She was dressed subtly in period garb and explained so much in a very interesting way and coherently. There is so much more about this property than what I ever thought. The history of... More 

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Las Vegas, Nevada
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9 reviews 9 reviews
3 attraction reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2015

The house is perfectly preserved. It has great atmosphere and most important of all the guides are informed and motivated.

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Calgary
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42 reviews 42 reviews
15 attraction reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 18, 2015

This was my second visit here, once many, many years ago. I was excited to return and was not disappointed. The grounds are beautiful, buildings throughout are well maintained. A woman was making lace, a very labour intensive art, in one house. The gift shop has many wonderful items. But the star is the house of the seven gables. It... More 

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Charlotte, North Carolina
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 16, 2015

Seeing the House of Seven Gables in the record-snow-season of the Boston area, put an interesting, and pretty, slant to our experience. We arrived late in the day, and ended up getting a private tour, due to the lack of other visitors. Our guide was fabulous, and took his time showing us all the nooks and crannies. We were able... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 14, 2015

First off I learned the difference between a dormer and a gable. The guides and the property were excellent. Great place to take your time and even relax and enjoy a nosh on the grounds.

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Brisbane, Australia
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24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 11, 2015

It does not matter whether you are a fan of Nathaniel Hawthorne or not - this house is so quaint with beautiful grounds. It is necessary to take a tour around the building. You will see remnants of 17th, 18th and 19th century houses stuck together to create the seven gables. The grounds are perfection - so quaint and quiet.... More 

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Livingston, Texas
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 11, 2015

Enjoyed the Tour and all of the history surrounding this House. The lady at the front desk was very nice!

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