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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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Worcester, Massachusetts, United States
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3 reviews 3 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 31, 2014 NEW

house of 7 gables gives you several centuries of culture as well as being part of one of America's best author's experiences

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new york
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 31, 2014 NEW

If you are a history buff or a literary buff you should go. The grounds are beautiful so you can wander around and look out onto the water while you are waiting for your guided tour. The guided tour takes you into the House of the Seven Gables and gives you both a perspective on the actual occupants of the... More

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Wahiawa, Hawaii
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3 attraction reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 31, 2014 NEW

Took the family on the House of Seven Gables Tour with we really enjoyed it. Our guide was very knowledgeable and the kids really had fun walking up the "secret stairs". This is a must do if you find yourself in Salem.

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New York
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3 reviews 3 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 29, 2014 NEW

A must for visitors, very historic and the guides were very informative and helpful. very interesting how the bldg. was moved from previous location

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Hawthorne, New York
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4 reviews 4 reviews
3 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 28, 2014 NEW

This house has great history and is located in a beautiful setting in Salem. Easy to get to. Informative and friendly staff.

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Phoenix, Arizona
1 review
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 28, 2014 NEW

Did a couple tours in town. Do not skip this one, oters we're worthless this one was fabulous. The worst one we did was the dungeon one, Lame!

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Argyle, Texas
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54 reviews 54 reviews
30 attraction reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2014 NEW

We are cat people, and this was the first place on our trip where we made friends with local cats - two of them! This is part of the Hawthorne legacy. The tour of the original house was informative and entertaining, and the rest of the property was well cared for. Entry fees were reasonable, and value for money was... More

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New Braunfels, Texas
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20 reviews 20 reviews
8 attraction reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2014 NEW

Our guide talked so fast that he was hard to understand. I felt a bit rushed through for the price of the tour $12.50 each. House was interesting. Probably would not have taken the tour if knew what it would be like.

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Tulum
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11 attraction reviews
24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2014 NEW

Very informative guides.. They have a passion for what they do.. The house and gardens are really special.. A must see in Salem. The house presents a good perception of the period and Hawthorne's influence.

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4 attraction reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2014 NEW

Well worth the admission! Full of facts, myths, legends, and accurate historial information! The guide was extremely knowlegdable and the tour itself surprised us! I won't give away any secrets but not a place to go if you're unable to do stairs! It has been beautifully restored, maintained and has a wonderful gift shop stocked full of consumer-friendly gifts for... More

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