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The House of the Seven Gables

115 Derby Street, Salem, MA 01970
978 744 0991
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Ranked #2 of 41 attractions in Salem
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Historic Sites
Traveler Description: Built in 1668, this is the oldest surviving 17th century wooden mansion in New England and one of the most famous in America. The House of the Seven... more »
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Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
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20 reviews 20 reviews
28 helpful votes 28 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 22, 2014 NEW

We visited here while on a visit to Salem and thought the tour was well worth the cost. Besides the Seven Gables House their are other houses on the property such as the house Nathaniel Hawthorne was born and lived in. The Seven Gable House is done with a guided tour the other houses on the property you can do... More

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Buckwheat Valley, PA
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3 attraction reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 21, 2014 NEW

Nice tour, great guide, lovely setting...definitely should read the book (again - am sure everyone read it back in school) before or during the visit (or after if you get inspired) to put in perspective...interesting history of the house. Grounds/garden are also lovely.

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Fort Myers, Florida
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3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2014 NEW

We came to Salem because of the attraction of the city's Witch Trials. We found the trials to be just a small part of the city's history and enjoyed exploring the rest of it - including the house that was the inspiration for one of Nathaniel Hawthorne's most famous novels and also the home to some of the city's great... More

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New York City, New York
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7 reviews 7 reviews
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3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 18, 2014 NEW

Excellent place to take a guided tour - well done all the way around. Hard for people with strollers or difficulty walking, but worth the time!

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Glenolden, Pennsylvania
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17 reviews 17 reviews
11 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 17, 2014 NEW

The guided tour included the home and the gardens of the property. Our tour guide was informative and friendly. The home did have some narrow passageways which I won't elaborate on since it's part of the tour "surprise". The tour does require you to climb stairs. The house is just one of the buildings on the grounds that you can... More

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Lima, Ohio
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 17, 2014 NEW

Seems like some the guide could have been more upbeat! She seemed very tentative in her explanations.

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Niantic, Connecticut
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19 reviews 19 reviews
7 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 16, 2014 NEW

I am always fascinated with very historical locations such as this is, and this place has a ton of history. Besides the fact that it is one of the oldest mansions still standing in this country, all the stories of families that owned the home and all the changes they had done to the home are very interesting. It is... More

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Orange Beach, Alabama
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5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 15, 2014

We got a guided tour, that took us throughout the house and grounds. I liked it and found it a very interesting insight into Nathaniel Hawthorne's life.

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Minneapolis, Minnesota
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29 reviews 29 reviews
15 attraction reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 14, 2014

I had not read the book by Nathaniel Hawthorne but found the house and its history fascinating anyways. The tour guide was excellent, warning us of low ceilings as well as telling about the rooms, the house and Mr. Hawthorne. The museum is expanding to include more buildings in the future.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 14, 2014

This tour was interesting and filled with facts and anecdotes. The museum is kept in great repair and the tour guide was friendly and very approachable.

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