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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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Sun - Sat 10:00 am - 7:00 pm
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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Great tour guide, wish I remember her name. Beautiful grounds and view. It's a tale of parallel stories...one of the original owners, and one of the woman who loved the book... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed 3 days ago
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

Great tour guide, wish I remember her name. Beautiful grounds and view. It's a tale of parallel stories...one of the original owners, and one of the woman who loved the book and remodeled parts of the house. It's air conditioned too which is welcomed in mid-august. I recommend going to the Salem historical waterfront first-time preferably the custom house if... More 

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Whitefish Bay
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Well done tour. Interesting historical house that has been restored. Not original to the home is the secret staircase off the dining room. This was put in by one of the guardians of the property, probably to reflect circumstances in Hawthorne's book. It's a tight and narrow space, and a heavier person on our tour did have an anxiety attack... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Room by room we were enlightened to the events and materials of the day. We had several age groups and there was one interesting element all enjoyed, but I won't say as it's nice as a surpreise.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Interesting tour of this historical literary site. The house itself is extremely original, but the gardens surrounding it are just lovely. Next door is the relocated childhood home of Hawthorne which is a self-guided tour. If you like architecture, you'd enjoy how they built onto the original one-gabled home to eventually get seven. Very nice gift shop; friendly staff. Reasonably... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Definitely worth a visit. My husband was unsure at first but came away having really enjoyed the visit. The tour is really well done and it is interesting to learn the History of the house.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

The house and grounds are beautiful and the guide talks a lot about the house but not enough about the book.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

It is a fascinating historical house that has experienced many changes and has a touch of literature with its relationship to Hawthorne.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

I thoroughly enjoyed my visit to this place. I have taught Hawthorne's Scarlet Letter for years and have wanted to see this historical house for over two decades. In preparation for my visit, I read Hawthorne's novel of the same name and that made the tour come alive for me. My husband who had not read the novel thoroughly enjoyed... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

Enjoyed this tour very much. The guide was very knowledgeable and friendly. Would recommend if you enjoy history.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

The is more that one home. It is a walk back in history, The site is attractive, the homes are authentic and you can see how homes were constructed almost 500 years ago, not something you usually see in America, The tour guide was interesting and all the staff seemed very enthusiastic about the homes. They do talk about the... More 

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