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The House of the Seven Gables

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Address: 115 Derby St, Salem, MA 01970-5640
Phone Number: +1 978-744-0991
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Recommended length of visit: 1-2 hours
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Discover The House of the Seven Gables. Built in 1668, this National...

Discover The House of the Seven Gables. Built in 1668, this National Historic Landmark is a treasure of American history. Professional guides welcome guests year round for a remarkable journey that explores Salem's maritime history, architecture, the famous hidden staircase, and the literary legacy of Nathaniel Hawthorne, author of The House of the Seven Gables and The Scarlet Letter. Adding to the site's charm are spectacular three-season colonial revival gardens, and our unique museum store. Please visit our website for current hours and information.

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We enjoed the tour and history of the House of Seven Gables. Great tour guides and well kept grounds.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed today NEW via mobile

We enjoed the tour and history of the House of Seven Gables. Great tour guides and well kept grounds.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

This historic house is definitely worth a visit if you are in the Salem MA area. Steep in history, quirlky interior that was remodelled to fit it's use in the story of the same name by Nathaniel Hawthorne. The high spots are the amazing secret staircase in the chimney, the beautifully decorated rooms and the gardens, which were in full... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Our family spent the day in Salem and nearly ran out of time to see the House of the Seven Gables. We arrived at 7pm and our oldest son ran up to see if they were still open. After a couple of minutes he came back and said that they were just closing, but one of the staff was going... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

This is an experience that is not to be missed - truly a must see. I used to live in Salem and still reside on the North Shore so have been numerous times over the years. I have taken many out of town guests as well as most recently my own children. Fans of Hawthorne's literary works will really enjoy... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Salem has much to offer but this should not be overlooked when touring the town. Plan on spending 2 hours to really enjoy the tour and time on your own around the property.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

The House of the Seven Gables is definitely worthe the visit! (For it's description, I will paraphrase and give credit to Wikipedia) "The House of the Seven Gables is a 1668 colonial mansion in Salem, Massachusetts, named for its gables. The house is now a non-profit museum, with an admission fee charged for tours, as well as an active settlement... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

Loved it. Staff was very knowledgeable. I'm not a huge fan of Hawthornes work but after this tour, I did get some of his books. Some areas of the house have very short ceilings so if you are tall, watch your head.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

The House of the Seven Gables was exceptional. Tour guide was friendly and outgoing. History of the home showed what life was like in early Salem. On the same property was the birthplace home of Nathaniel Hawthorne. Don't miss if in Salem.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

This is in a lovely setting. The house tour was well done. We loved going on the hidden staircase. Some of this may be difficult to navigate if you have bad knees or a bad back, but we were told there was a alternate way to get around. There were 2 more historical houses on the grounds.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Before we went to Salem, I read Nathaniel Hawthorne's House of Seven Gables. It's not an easy read, but even if you have to skip parts, I'd recommend reading it before you go. Salem has so much about Hawthorne and it's fun to see the Seven Gables and tie it to parts of the book. The tour guide we had... More 

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