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The House of the Seven Gables

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Address: 115 Derby Street, Salem, MA 01970
Phone Number: +1 978-744-0991
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Sun - Sat 10:00 am - 7:00 pm
Recommended length of visit: 1-2 hours
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. Please visit our website for current hours and information.
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Interesting Walk Through The House of Seven Gables

My husband and I drove to Salem for an afternoon stroll and decided to take the guided tour through The House of Seven Gables. I had read about the house before going to Salem so... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed July 29, 2015
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St. Catharines, Canada
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2015 NEW

My husband and I drove to Salem for an afternoon stroll and decided to take the guided tour through The House of Seven Gables. I had read about the house before going to Salem so we had the background information before entering. We paid for our fee and waited about 10 minutes for the next tour to start. Our guide... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2015 NEW

Really enjoyed the experience. Jocelyn, our guide was informative and delightful. Our grandchildren, 9 and 11 were fascinated!

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Minneapolis, MN
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2015 NEW

This is the best site to visit in Salem! They give a great tour of a fascinating and historic mansion of its time. You will visit many rooms and learn about the house's history and that of its various owners. Leave about 45 mins. Suitable for adults to children above say 6-7. You can also visit the lovely house author... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2015 NEW

I absolutely love Nathaniel Hawthorne and after this tour my husband walked away with a new admiration and a want to go research him more. This tour is very informative and gives an excellent backdrop to this literary classic. Now my 12 year old can't wait to read the book!

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2015 NEW

The House of Seven Gables is a great way to learn about the book and the history of the house! Nathaniel Hawthorne was born in Salem but I found the story of the House of Seven Gables fascinating learning about Caroline Emmerton and Susanna Ingersoll and the parts they played in the historical house's history! Well worth the visit!

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Kempton, Pennsylvania
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2015 NEW

My husband and I took the tour and really enjoyed it. Our tour guide was very friendly and knowledgeable. The house itself and contents were so interesting. What a lovely and fascinating piece of history. The gardens were simply beautiful. A must if your in Salem.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2015 NEW

This is an authentic historic house that served as the inspiration for the famous novel. There is a really interesting guided tour, with some narrow, winding staircases that add a challenge.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 25, 2015 NEW

During the warmer months, the gardens are glorious. The tour is very informative. During the fall, it comes alive! There are several tours available. Each one wonderful in its own way. I prefer the evening tours, on a clear night, when the wind is blowing from the harbor.

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Akron, Ohio
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2015 NEW

This was a totally cool tour complete with secret passageways! We had a representation of practically every age group in our tour. I think we all had huge smiles on our faces for the entire time!

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South River, New Jersey
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2015 NEW

A very informative tour based upon the novel written by Hawthorne. Everything from living conditions to the secret stairway. A must see.

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Additional Information about The House of the Seven Gables

Address: 115 Derby Street, Salem, MA 01970
Phone Number: +1 978-744-0991
Location: United States  >  Massachusetts (MA)  >  Salem
Open Hours:
Sunday 10:00 am - 7:00 pm
Monday 10:00 am - 7:00 pm
Tuesday 10:00 am - 7:00 pm
Wednesday 10:00 am - 7:00 pm
Thursday 10:00 am - 7:00 pm
Friday 10:00 am - 7:00 pm
Saturday 10:00 am - 7:00 pm

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