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The House of the Seven Gables

115 Derby Street, Salem, MA 01970
978 744 0991
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Salem Witch City Day Trip From Boston
88%
Ranked #2 of 42 Attractions in Salem
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Historic Sites, Cultural
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Owner description: This 17th-century wooden mansion was the inspiration for the classic Nathaniel Hawthorne novel.
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Cape Cod, MA
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87 reviews 87 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 22, 2014 NEW

A nice tour an 18th century mansion with lots of changes over time. Definitely take the guided tour to augment your history of the house and area.

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Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
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7 reviews 7 reviews
4 attraction reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 17, 2014 NEW

This was our favorite tour. The tour guide was very informative and entertaining. I highly recommend this tour.

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Manitoba, Canada
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139 helpful votes 139 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 16, 2014 NEW via mobile

We passed up this opportunity on previous trips to Boston area but have since realized that our line of Turners originally came from Boston/Salem upon arriving in the new world, so it was very interesting to know that John Turner had built this home. The stories, and the writings of Nathaniel Hawthorne are tied to this amazing structure, so it... More

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Moorpark, California
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237 attraction reviews
174 helpful votes 174 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 16, 2014

This was highly recommended to me by my daughter and a good friend; although, neither one of them had ever read the book. I had and throughly enjoyed it, so i was excited to be able to tour the house on a pretty Spring morning. First off the grounds and the sea are really pretty, so allow a little extra... More

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Stevenage, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 15, 2014

Although you feel this s a 'must' to do in Salem it is worth the visit. We learned things about the house and owners and the guide was very knowledgable. To visit all the buildings on the tour allow about an hour.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 14, 2014

Mingle history with a wonderful novel and a real house and you leave the place burning to read or re-read The House of Seven Gables! It was amazing!

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Charlemont, Massachusetts
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 14, 2014

Great tour, and tour guide, really felt what it was like to live back in the day...The real history was unexpected and very interesting, we recommend it.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 14, 2014

Yesterday we toured The House of the Seven Gables...our tour guide was Jeff... He was a fantastic guide...we learned so much from him..he was able to answer any & all questions any of us had and then some. Our visit was a great experience... Thank you, Jeff!

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 13, 2014

Even if you're not a fan of Nathaniel Hawthorne's novels, this attraction is a must-see for any traveler visiting Salem. For starters, it's beautiful. The house and gardens are both intricate and nostalgic, and there is even a secret stairway located within the house. Our tour guide was both friendly and knowledgeable. This attraction also happened to be one our... More

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Erin
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 12, 2014

One must experience the wonders of this amazing home. Beautifully maintained and full of history of the time and experiences of Nathaniel Hawthorne and others. The tour guides are knowledgeable and eager to answer all questions. A wonderful experience.

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