Our tour of the house was very interesting. The guide really conveyed his love of the home through his explanations of its history, architecture and occupancy. Having just read the book, I was very pleased to hear his many references to the house's connections to Hawthorne and his novel "The House of Seven Gables". Even though my husband had not read the book, he throughly enjoyed the tour which took him up the secret staircase to Clifford's room. Great fun!