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The House of the Seven Gables

115 Derby St, Salem, MA 01970-5640
+1 978-744-0991
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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, 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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115 Derby St, Salem, MA 01970-5640
+1 978-744-0991
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Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

We all enjoyed this tour as well as the Nathaniel Hawthorne house on the adjacent property which was self-guided. The house is very old and furnished with beautiful period furnishings. The guide was knowledgeable and personable. Be aware that the tour includes a VERY steep...More

Thank BEWatermelon
Reviewed 3 days ago

You've read the book-- we all did in school. Now visit the place to understand the times and life of Nathaniel Hawthorne's novel The House of the Seven Gables. Built in 1668, this colonial mansion went through several major structural changes. The restoration, furnishings and...More

Thank PhilViking
Reviewed 3 days ago

Enjoyed our tour of the house. The tour guide was very informative and knowledgeable about the house's history. Definitely enjoyed this tour.

Thank jogle04
Reviewed 3 days ago

The best parts were the first room (1668!) and the secret staircase. I wish we could have taken pictures though.

Thank Dkina
Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

We went here to see the house and the grounds since I visited Salem Massachusetts about 40 years ago and never made it on that stop. The lady giving the tour was very informative and her knowledge of the house and its occupants was outstanding....More

Thank Electorny
Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

The upkeep of this old house is amazing. I loved the history of the house, as well as the design and decor. I love the kitchen, fireplace and the secret bar. We are going to incorporate one of the bars in the house we are...More

Thank Brenda H
Reviewed 5 days ago

I enjoyed visiting this piece of history with my family. I was imprsssed by the knowledge of the lady giving the tour. She was definetely captivated by the subject which added to the experience. The gardens are also beautiful.

Thank Nadia G
Reviewed 6 days ago

My husband and I went on this tour in October and it was good. It was very informative and I love the history behind it. The only issues I had was that our tour guide was very monotone when talking to us as if she...More

Thank Glitter_In_My_Soul
Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

Really interesting tour and enjoyed our guide but wish it had continued with the grounds and other buildings especially considering the price of the tour. Great history lesson.

Thank Bullybrock
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Firstly, this is not a witch tour! This is a house tour. There is a guide who gives historical perspective but this house was redisigned based on the book by the same title which was written based on the original house. Confused? Yes , so...More

1  Thank mollywan
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30 July 2017|
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Response from jmac1999 | Reviewed this property |
Yes, plenty of free parking
Brutus B
19 July 2017|
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Response from sraptis15 | Reviewed this property |
They will not be able to tour the house itself as there are stairs and it is quite cramped, but the grounds themselves are beautiful and should be easy to navigate with a mobility scooter.
4 June 2017|
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Response from ATLfamily2002 | Reviewed this property |
No reservations are required, but you should call ahead to find out the schedule for the tours.