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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 36 Attractions in Salem
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Historic Sites, Cultural
Owner description: This 17th-century wooden mansion was the inspiration for the classic...
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Type: Historic Sites, Cultural
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Sun - Sat 10:00 am - 7:00 pm
Owner description: This 17th-century wooden mansion was the inspiration for the classic Nathaniel Hawthorne novel.
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Dallas, Texas
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21 reviews 21 reviews
5 attraction reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 26, 2014 NEW

I just had to see this beautiful house and it was great to see something that had withstood the test of time. Unfortunately, I had not read the book though I did buy it in the gift shop. It's hard to imagine coming to a new world and living in such a cold environment, the stairs gave me the hebbie... More 

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Lynn, Massachusetts
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16 attraction reviews
38 helpful votes 38 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 15, 2014

I and my husband went here this past Feb to take a tour of the grounds for possible wedding use.The tour was wonderful as we are both history buffs.However, the price was far out of our budget.

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Longmeadow, Massachusetts
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37 attraction reviews
58 helpful votes 58 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 14, 2014

We had the best tour guide which made the tour even better (I wish I had written down her name and she deserves kudos). She knew her facts and had a great personality. It was an interesting tour and worth doing.

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Tallmadge, Ohio
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 13, 2014

As we love early American history and period furniture, we loved the guided tower of the house. Our guide, Betsy, was so nice and answered all of our questions. There were 4 of us on the your so we were able to hear and see everything. It was a cold and dreary day outside but can imagine the grounds and... More 

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Dallas, Texas
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11 reviews 11 reviews
3 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 5, 2014

Very interesting tour, learned so much about the history and I now want to read the book. The staircase was one of my top experiences.

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26 helpful votes 26 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 4, 2014 credit card Amex Card Member Review

Quaint houses and gardens on the waterfront. It is a lovey part of Salem. Great area to walk around and enjoy the neighborhood.

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Salem, Massachusetts
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 3, 2014 via mobile

Christmas is beautiful here.Christmas past, four centuries of Christmas in New England with lecture with Ken turino

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8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 23, 2014

We went to four museums and this was the best experience. The tour guide actually knew the history and it wasn't a cheesy place.

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Cape Cod, MA
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 22, 2014

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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Crawfordville, Florida, United States
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 22, 2014

How can you not visit Salem without a stop at the H7G? Go, if not just to see what was behind Nathaniel Hawthorne's inspiration.

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