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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
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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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Haverhill, Massachusetts, United States
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83 reviews 83 reviews
39 attraction reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 1, 2014 NEW

What an unusual house. The very informative tour guide gave us so much information. Each room is like a different century in that house. A big pricey, but fun to do.

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Brooklyn Center, Minnesota
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14 reviews 14 reviews
7 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 1, 2014 NEW

The tour of the House of the Seven Gables was interesting and informative. One item I would warn users about is that we had to climb a VERY steep, narrow and claustrophobic stairway. If that's an issue, you should be aware of that. But it was a beautiful location.

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San Diego, California
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10 reviews 10 reviews
3 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed October 1, 2014 NEW

I visited The House of the Seven Gables with some friends and family. I would give the setting a five star rating if I could isolate that. The grounds were gorgeous, the buildings kept perfectly, and going through secret doors into the attack was great. Our tour guide, however, spoke so fast and left off so many syllabus from her... More

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Amsterdam, New York
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14 reviews 14 reviews
8 attraction reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 30, 2014 NEW

Beautiful place with authentic artifacts and well maintained grounds. Our tour guide was informative and nice. There are lots of beautiful and fun things to be purchased in their gift shop too!

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Salem, Massachusetts
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5 reviews 5 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 30, 2014 NEW

If you love the history of Salem more then the October madness, this is the place to start your visit. The tour plus the beautiful gardens make being here a peaceful reflective part of your visit. There is always something happening at the Gables. You should definitely buy a membership and support this piece of living, working history.

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New Jersey
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26 reviews 26 reviews
18 attraction reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 29, 2014 NEW

What a beautiful day we had visiting the House of Seven Gables. The staff is so knowledgeable the grounds are beautiful the Harbor is amazingly beautiful. Well worth the visit. Make sure to heck out the secret staircase.

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Wentzville, Missouri
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 29, 2014 NEW

The tour of The House of the Seven Gables was very interesting and the tour guide was very knowledgeable about the house, its history and the area of Salem, MA.

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Arizona
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89 reviews 89 reviews
31 attraction reviews
35 helpful votes 35 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 29, 2014 NEW

We took the train and it's a goodly distance to the harbor but worth the effort. The house is interesting, but our tour guide had his back to us most of the time, facing the items he was pointing out to us - strange! Otherwise, a good representation of the period.

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Sandusky, Michigan
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17 reviews 17 reviews
13 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 28, 2014 NEW

This was a must see for my family. I felt they put too many people in our group and it was a bit difficult to move around. But the home is beautiful and the information from guide was interesting.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 28, 2014 NEW

Thank You very much, House of Seven Gables staff! My husband, I, and our 3 kids (boy 15, girl 14, girl 12) really enjoyed our visit and tour thru the House of the Seven Gables, Hawthorne House, Beckett House Museum Store, the Visitor Center, and the grounds. It was all so fascinating, and the staff are extremely patient, kind, knowledgeable,... More

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