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The House of the Seven Gables

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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...more
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115 Derby St, Salem, MA 01970-5640
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We didn't really know what to visit in Salem as we only had one day and didn't really fancy the over hyped witchy places. As it was a quiet weekday in December we were the only people touring the house, which made it much more...More

Date of experience: December 2018
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H7G, Public Relations Manager at The House of the Seven Gables, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Thank you so much for taking the time to visit us during your holiday! We're so glad that you had an enjoyable experience. If you find yourself across the pond, we hope you'll come back!

Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Beautiful Historic House Wonderful tour! Very interesting. The guide was very knowledgable. The hidden staircase was exciting (albeit a little claustrophobic) The grounds/gardens are beautiful. Nice gift shop

Date of experience: June 2018
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This place is a must see in Salem. The house is very charming and so full of history. The staff is very helpful . Amazing!

Date of experience: October 2018
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Our tour guide was excellent. She was well spoken and informative. The tour takes you thru the House of Seven Gables as well as the birth house next door. The House of Seven Gables is a real treasure and seems to go on forever ith...More

Date of experience: December 2018
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Reviewed December 9, 2018

House is overflowing with history and dripping with intimate details of an easier time. Hawthorne spent a lot of time here - and featured the house in many books.

Date of experience: September 2018
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Reviewed December 9, 2018 via mobile

Stopped by for a quick tour of the house and grounds. The house was decorated for Christmas and the guide was very knowledgeable. We loved the secret staircase and the gift shop is great. The other buildings on the grounds are also beautifully kept. Definitely...More

Date of experience: December 2018
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Reviewed November 22, 2018

Fun tour, really good tour guide. The furniture and trimmings of the house are really interesting. Not all of the contents are original but all are authentic or from the period. Tour only lasts about an hour and lots of information.

Date of experience: November 2018
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H7G, Public Relations Manager at The House of the Seven Gables, responded to this reviewResponded December 4, 2018

Thank you so much for taking the time to review your experience! We're glad you had a wonderful time!

Reviewed November 20, 2018

The grounds are amazing with the water views. Our guide Heather was great. We learned so much about the town of Salem as well as about the book. It let us know that there is so much more to Salem than just the witch trials.

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank Laurie M
Reviewed November 18, 2018

It is obviously very popular for meals etc, however the entry fee was a bit expensive to visit, when compared to the number of attractions in this town. take a stroll around the area, the houses in the area are a sight to see.

Date of experience: September 2018
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Reviewed November 18, 2018

The past two years I have been planning trips at Halloween. Last year my trip was in celebration of Edgar Allan Poe. This year it was to include Nathaniel Hawthorne. Salem proved to be a perfect place to visit for Halloween. I read The House...More

Date of experience: October 2018
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H7G, Public Relations Manager at The House of the Seven Gables, responded to this reviewResponded December 4, 2018

Wow! We are so delighted that your experience was so immersive! Thank you for sharing with us!

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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.
March 27, 2018|
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Response from jindalee13 | Reviewed this property |
Yes $15 adult You can do a self guided tour
July 30, 2017|
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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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Best attractions for half day in salem (7 Replies)
I am trying to decide if I should take a tour that picks you up in Boston at your hotel on a tour or just take the train to to salem for a day 9-5 and take the troley to these attractions...What are the top must see attractions? Would like to find a tour to make it easy... So far this is our plan: Lunch at Finz The Witch Village The House of the Seven Gables The Witch House
June 20, 2005|
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The bus tour is probably fine, but the Salem commuter train station is just a couple of blocks from downtown, so if you don't mind getting in a couple-mile walk during the course of the day, your itinerary is definitely walkable. Just wear good shoes b/c there are some cobblestone areas. Finz is at the end of the dock area not too far from the House of 7 Gables. Have a great trip!