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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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Literary Paradise

Stepping into the House of Seven Gables is like stepping back in time. I read the book years ago, but it all came to life during the tour. I learned that this House is much more... read more

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Vancouver, Washington
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

Stepping into the House of Seven Gables is like stepping back in time. I read the book years ago, but it all came to life during the tour. I learned that this House is much more than a piece of literary fame. It is a place where immigrants are sworn in as new citizens of the US as well.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

Great introduction to Salem and it's history. Beautiful grounds also surround the house with spectacular views of the bay.

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Kalamazoo, Michigan
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

Fun way to learn a bit about the port of Salem's history, Nathaniel Hawthorne and walk through a 17th century home.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

This was a lovely ( mostly reproduction/ restored ) house with interesting links to the past and local figures of Salem. It means more to the American visitors who are more likely to have read the book of the same name inspired by the author visiting this house. There are interesting fixtures and fittings to see and a cute hidden... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

The house, grounds, and other buildings on the campus were all interesting and beautifully kept. The tour guide was informative, and friendly, but the tours are scheduled too close together. The entire time we got the sense that we were being hurried along from room to room. It would be nice if they spaced the tours out 10 minutes more... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

This house has an amazing history and is believed to have inspired Nathaniel Hawethorne to write his novel. House and grounds are beautiful. An absolute must if visiting Salem.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

Took the tour and was very impressed with the extensive knowledge of my guide Rachael. She clearly enjoys her job and enthusiastically shares her knowledge of both Salem & The House of the Seven Gables history. I would certainly recommend visiting this attraction and would definitely visit again myself.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

I highly recommend this very informative tour!! A must if you visit Salem! The tour guide was interesting and added a bit of humor too!

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

There is so much interesting history in Salem and this tour was very informative. The attention to historical detail in setting up the rooms within the home where the tour takes place is impressive and our tour guide was very knowledgable. The gardens are gorgeous. Our daughter loved the secret passageway to the second floor (if you're clausterphobic you can... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

This home has been kept up so well! While the house has additions to fit what was written into the book the history of that is even worth seeing. Our guide was very well versed and seemed to love his subject. It is so impressive to be in a home which has parts dating back to the 1600s and is... More 

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