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The House of the Seven Gables

115 Derby Street, Salem, MA 01970
978 744 0991
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Ranked #5 of 44 attractions in Salem
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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Ijamsville, MD
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8 reviews 8 reviews
3 attraction reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 20, 2014 NEW

The tour was okay. There was a mix of styles and periods in the house and tour guide did not answer some of the questions posed to her about this. A little confusing, but very interesting. I recommend solely based on the fact that it is the House of Seven Gables!

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 17, 2014 NEW

This is one the best parts of our trip to Salem. Our guide was very knowledgeable about both the house and the area. This is one of the few attractions in Salem that is truly historic. It is definitely worth a visit.

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Asheboro, North Carolina
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13 reviews 13 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 17, 2014 NEW

I simply loved the architecture. It was an awesome sight to see an amazing house still in existence. The tour guide was great as well.

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Waterville, Ohio
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30 reviews 30 reviews
9 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 17, 2014 NEW

Interesting and very old house. Tour takes you up and down some very steep and twisting stair cases. They do not tell you this when you purchase tickets. Some people may not be able to navigate these stairs. Also VERY narrow staircase.

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PA
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20 attraction reviews
60 helpful votes 60 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 16, 2014

First, even if you are unfamiliar with Hawthorne, this is a great old property. Our guide was very informative. There are steps, and low ceilings. Built in 1668, and then later added onto, this is the oldest house of its type in New England. Some excellent artifacts, lovely framed art, beautiful garden- what's not to love. We made this our... More

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Lumberton, New Jersey
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 16, 2014

The tour here is extremely informative---make sure you go up the hidden staircase! You will feel much more connected to Nathaniel Hawthorne once you've taken this great tour!

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Salem, MA
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5 reviews 5 reviews
3 attraction reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 16, 2014

This colonial revival estate purchased by Caroline O. Emmerton in 1908 has a rich history. Tour this beautiful property and be inspired by Emmerton's philanthropic work.

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Salem, Massachusetts
2 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2014

expensive but original and authentic and interesting . I have taken many people there and they have enjoyed it

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Salem, Massachusetts
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13 reviews 13 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2014

the old house is a great tour; don't miss it; relax and take your time; it's worth it especially if you enjoy history & stories

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New York City, New York
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33 reviews 33 reviews
7 attraction reviews
40 helpful votes 40 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2014

It was an OK tour of an old house. I think it cost $12 for a guided tour. If you are really in to old houses, it's probably worth it to you. The view and the grounds were very pretty. Honestly don't think I'd bother paying that money again (if another of my visitors wants to go that is) however... More

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