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“History! Literature!”

The House of the Seven Gables
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$57.00*
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$52.00*
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Salem Witch City Day Trip From Boston
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$2,100.00*
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Day Trip From Boston to Salem in Luxury Rolls Royce Ghost
Ranked #3 of 80 things to do in Salem
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Recommended length of visit: 1-2 hours
Owner description: 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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Reviewed February 24, 2014

In a city filled with curiosities, The House of the Seven Gables really is a must see. While this building doesn't have the same witch-y connections as many of the other historic buildings, it is filled with interesting historical artifacts. As with many historic buildings, a good interpreter is key to a good experience.

Thank Michelle J
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Reviewed February 20, 2014

When in Salem you must take a tour of this amazing home. The grounds are beautiful. The staff was very friendly and knowledgeable. Well worth the money.

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Reviewed January 25, 2014

If you have little to no interest in American literature or history this probably isn't for you. For everyone else, however, this place is a real treat. Being there a week before Halloween, it was probably as crowded as it gets but it was managed well. With grounds large enough to explore while waiting for the tour to begin, there is plenty to soak in. This would be a great place to take the family.

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Reviewed January 23, 2014

I loved being able to walk through this historic property, and see how people lived at different points in time. The guided tour was very interesting, but it was also nice to make our own way through the Nathaniel Hawthorne birthplace. It was very chilly when we visited but the houses were warm enough to be comfortable and the visitors centre was positively toasty.

Thank Rubycles
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Reviewed December 29, 2013

I loved it! Learning about the customs, architecture, fashion, furniture, lifestyles and industry of the mid 1600's was never so much fun. Going right after Christmas we learned how the Puritans celebrated the season - they didn't - and the penalties that could befall those who did. One of the highlights was the hidden passage that led from the...oh I don't want to spoil it for you. Go and experience it for yourself.

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