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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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Spooky

The house if the seven gables may be the place to go when your visiting Salem but it gave me the creeps. I liked the architecture but that's about it. There are so many historic... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed March 23, 2015
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343 reviews 343 reviews
157 attraction reviews
250 helpful votes 250 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 23, 2015 NEW

The house if the seven gables may be the place to go when your visiting Salem but it gave me the creeps. I liked the architecture but that's about it. There are so many historic places to visit it the area.

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Hamilton
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47 reviews 47 reviews
14 attraction reviews
52 helpful votes 52 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 23, 2015 NEW

Very knowledgeable staff, good access to all floors of the house. Part of the cost of the tour goes to support local schools. Nice gift shop, great harbour views from inside & out.

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Cumming, GA
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 16, 2015

The house, the grounds and the view are beautiful. The tour guide was very knowledgeable and engaging. We learned a lot. The kids were thrilled with the secret staircase!

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Welland, Canada
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7 reviews 7 reviews
4 attraction reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 13, 2015

I honestly hadn't read the book before, and went alone when in town on business, yet still enjoyed it! Beautiful little tour and buildings, the guide was amazing!

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New York
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44 attraction reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed March 11, 2015

i took a tour of this house and it was a bit pricey for two people.I found the tour to be long and drawn out and not very interesting at all. i think the most interesting part of the tour was the really skinny hidden staircase in the wall that they let you walk up. Other then that i wish... More 

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Boston, Massachusetts
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 10, 2015

A must see in Salem. The Hawthorne's, The Scarlet Letter, the best of American History, in an area where it all started.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 6, 2015

My husband and I thoroughly enjoyed our stop here. Our tour guide was very knowledgeable and more than willing to answer our questions. We also enjoyed seeing the house Nathaniel Hawthorne was born in (on the same property but a different house). Cute gift shop, beautiful harbor view, friendly, knowledgeable staff. Neat house with so much history - now I... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 5, 2015

The tour guides were excellent and they did a wonderful job. They were engaging and you could tell that they had a passion for the area and the history of Salem.

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Salem, Massachusetts
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5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2015

Knowledgable guides take you through this fine example of an early colonial home. The home has lovely period furnishings and the harbor side grounds are well maintained. The guides frequently share personal stories to bring the past to life, and of course there is the link to Nathaniel Hawthorne and his book, "The House of Seven Gables" Worth the time.

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Bloomfield, New Jersey
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 16, 2015

It was a great tour, our guide was funny, while keeping on topic and very happy and enthusiastic. Her stories about the link with Nathaniel Hawthorne and The House of the Seven Gables was really great.

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