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Don't expect to see a furnished 1665 house: what you will see is the structure of an original house... read more

Reviewed October 9, 2016
Natalie V
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Boston, Massachusetts
Beautiful historic home

It's not often you can see something from 1665 especially here in America. The home is kept up... read more

Reviewed May 18, 2016
Bernardo F
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New York City, New York
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Sep 11, 2018
“If You Love Historic Homes ”
Oct 9, 2016
“Either love it or hate it”
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Salem shipwright Eleazer Gedney built the earliest portion of the Gedney House in 1665. Originally, the house was an asymmetrical composition consisting of two rooms on the first floor, a single chamber above, and an attic with a front-facing gable...more
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21 High St, Salem, MA 01970-3328
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Reviewed September 11, 2018 via mobile

This house is unlike any other historic home we have seen. It is down to bare bones. Our guide, Tom Miller knew so much about Gedney House, we swear he lives there! You’ll see the exposed beams, chimney bricks, and different construction styles depending on...More

Date of experience: September 2018
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Reviewed October 9, 2016

Don't expect to see a furnished 1665 house: what you will see is the structure of an original house from colonial times which passed through several renovations and changes throughout the years. If you love engineering and architecture, you will love it! If you want...More

Date of experience: October 2016
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Reviewed May 18, 2016 via mobile

It's not often you can see something from 1665 especially here in America. The home is kept up pretty well it is on a small Street in the center of town. But worth the drive by if you are in the area

Date of experience: May 2016
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Reviewed December 18, 2014

The smells and history of home construction surround you as you walk through this treasure of 17th century homelife.A wonderful example of the living history that surronds you in Salem.

Date of experience: September 2014
Thank Fran W
Reviewed May 29, 2012

Lack luster tour, little depth of knowledge and we would have been better off walking through the house alone. Great house, terrible tour.More

Date of experience: June 2011
Thank John A
PhillipsHouse, Manager at Gedney House, responded to this reviewResponded August 17, 2012

Dear John, I am sorry that you were not pleased with your visit to the Gedney House Museum. We strive to have well-trained and well-informed guides to meet the needs of our visitors in our unique historic house museum settings. If there is anything I...More

Reviewed July 7, 2011

We were looking for more of a home that clearly explains first period architecture. Instead we had a thoroughly uneventful visit. Guide was dull, and made the experience poor. There is no advertising for this in town, and is for people that truly know a...More

Date of experience: July 2011
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PhillipsHouse, Manager at Gedney House, responded to this reviewResponded August 17, 2012

We are sorry that the Gedney House staff did not meet your needs in better explaining first period architecture in Massachusetts. We strive not only to have well-informed staff, but also as staff that can meet the many interest and knowledge levels that visit our...More

Reviewed March 15, 2011

this is a must on a visit to salem, to be able to view how a home is designed and constructed ! take the camera and the kids, you will never forget this house thankfully there is a massive historic preservation in salem and with...More

Date of experience: October 2010
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