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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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As most record state below...awesome tour and well with worth a visit. Our tour was about 20 people but the large group was fine. The tour guide was great! His charm captured... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed April 19, 2015
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New York City, New York
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16 reviews 16 reviews
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15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 19, 2015 NEW

As most record state below...awesome tour and well with worth a visit. Our tour was about 20 people but the large group was fine. The tour guide was great! His charm captured the essence of the history and house so well. The hidden staircase ( and you actually have an opportunity to go up it) is the highlight! About 12.50... More 

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Minneapolis, MN
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18 attraction reviews
34 helpful votes 34 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 19, 2015 NEW

Had a wonderful tour through the house. Not at all like I expected -- lots more nooks & crannies. You even get to climb up the "secret" staircase. Our tour guide was Michael and he is really great -- he knows lots about the house and it's history. Well worth the admission fee.

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North Adams, Massachusetts
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30 reviews 30 reviews
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20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2015 NEW

We enjoyed the guide who really personalized the visit and the connection to Hawthorne. It was nice to see two different homes on the tour, right on the water and walking distance to the rest of downtown. Parking was free too!

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Senior Contributor
27 reviews 27 reviews
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18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 13, 2015 via mobile

Did not know what to expect but this was a great tour the history is amazing and to know that everything in there was pretty much original and 300 years old was pretty amazing.

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Lenox, Massachusetts
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35 reviews 35 reviews
13 attraction reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 11, 2015

we chose to do the live telling with the characters, who brought the narrative to life. it was great, you really get the experience the "reality" of the novel. I can't say too much as I don't want to spoil the secrets that will be revealed.

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Glenmont, New York
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6 reviews 6 reviews
3 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 10, 2015

We really enjoyed the tour. The tour guide was knowledgeable and did a nice job of engaging the kids in the group, who especially enjoyed the secret staircase. The house and furnishings are interesting even without the Hawthorne connection. Well worth a visit!

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New York City, New York
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10 reviews 10 reviews
4 attraction reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 8, 2015

I almost overlooked this tour but after multiple people in town mentioned it as a must see I headed over to it. I parked by the visitor center and followed the tour trail trough the city ( visitor center was not open for maps but another museum gave us a map and suggested places to visit. ) the trail with... More 

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13 reviews 13 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 7, 2015

This house was amazing! It was really nice to see 17th century architecture. The tour guide was fascinating and very knowledgeable. Thanks to the tour guide, my husband was enthralled (he generally doesn't enjoy visiting historical sites).

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Missouri City, Texas
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5 reviews 5 reviews
3 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 7, 2015

Lots of stairs to climb so may not be for older travelers. Very historically accurate and one of our favorites.

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Columbus, Ohio
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18 reviews 18 reviews
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12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 6, 2015

The House of Seven Gables has an interesting history, and it's one of the oldest homes in the country. With that being said, if you aren't into history, old homes, Hawthorne, or any combination of these, this may not be the tour for you. I'm giving it an excellent rating because I'm definitely interested in all of the above, and... More 

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