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The House of the Seven Gables

115 Derby St, Salem, MA 01970-5640
+1 978-744-0991
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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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115 Derby St, Salem, MA 01970-5640
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"secret staircase"
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Reviewed yesterday via mobile

LOVED, LOVED, LOVED this site! The gardens are lovely. The house has a many surprising features. And many of those before it’s time. Highly recommend.

Thank Alena W
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Reviewed yesterday

Looks more interesting form the outside than in - there's a museum inside. It has pleasant gardens at the front and the back (looking to the sea)

Thank mabinho
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Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

See and tour with one of the knowledgeable guides. An interesting story and neat site to see that is well presented. Good time here

Thank Grant L
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H7G, Public Relations Manager at The House of the Seven Gables, responded to this reviewResponded 2 days ago

Thanks so much! Glad you had a good time!

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Reviewed 3 days ago

We toured as part of a tour and found it very interesting. i think the kids were expecting to tour a house belonging to a witch because we were in Salem so if you're taking children you should prepare them.

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Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

Paid $20 for two of us to visit the gardens and take some photos of the exterior of this famous old house. Gardens are about 30ft square and the house was covered in scaffolding and bright orange hoarding. Would have been nice to have been...More

Thank Toby2505
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H7G, Public Relations Manager at The House of the Seven Gables, responded to this reviewResponded 2 days ago

We're sorry that you did not have a 5 star experience while on museum grounds, however we do appreciate the constructive feedback. If you have any further questions or comments, please feel free to reach out to jarrison@7gables.org

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Reviewed 5 days ago

We had a very educational experience and the Tour Guide was quick to answer any questions we had about the house. The hidden staircase was tight, but, there was an alternate way to get downstairs if you're claustrophobic. The dining area was beautiful and the...More

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Reviewed 5 days ago

Very nice guided tour of the house. We were taken into some secret/hidden passage ways that were in the house. It was rainy the day we went so we really didn't get to explore the grounds as much as we would have liked.

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Reviewed 5 days ago

I couldn't have gone to Salem without seeing the House of Seven Gables. A real piece of history. Our guide was very informative and friendly....welcoming all questions. We thoroughly enjoyed our visit and learning the actual history of the home.

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Reviewed 5 days ago

Although I am terrified of stairs and tight places, this tour was the highlight of our Salem trip. Our guide was knowledgeable and interesting. The house and tour shouldn't be missed while in Salem.

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Reviewed 5 days ago

Part of the MUST SEE experience when visiting Salem. Beautiful home and great tour, like stepping back in time. The gardens are beautiful, along with the period detail throughout the house. Don't miss this part of Salem!

Thank Laura V
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cajymj
March 28, 2018|
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Response from Michael F | Reviewed this property |
To walk around the building outside of the fence is, of course, free.
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ErinHoughton
March 27, 2018|
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Response from jindalee13 | Reviewed this property |
Yes $15 adult You can do a self guided tour
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shirleygr
July 30, 2017|
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Response from H7G | Property representative |
We're so sorry for the late reply and hope it didn't affect your trip. Yes, we do have limited visitor parking that is available for the duration of your visit.
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