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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 4 days ago

Wonderful Tour to learn about life in the earlier centuries and the history of the 7 Gables. Small Group Tour (16) with an excellent Docent. Ticket prices are reasonable and the free on site parking a plus! Included in ticket price is a self guided...More

Thank 393-On-The-Road
Reviewed 5 days ago

The House of the Seven Gables was so well preserved, it was unbelievable. It's a beautiful piece of history. The guided tour was absolutely wonderful. Our tour guide was able to explain intricate details and was able to answer all questions our group had. The...More

Thank grotesquebride
Reviewed 6 days ago

Well worth the visit and tour... very knowledgable and full of secrets... A must do while visiting Salem, MA.

Thank davisjd2017
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

This tour is amazing! A lot of hidden surprises. The grounds are beautiful to walk threw. This history and artifacts are amazing! I would do this tour everytime I visited Salem.

Thank julieFondonella2017
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Took this tour during our visit to Salem and we were pleasantly surprised by it. Our guide was knowledgeable and entertaining. We learned a lot about the house, the families who lived there, the history of Salem and how it contributed to shaping the country...More

Thank dharrell13
Reviewed 1 week ago

My husband and I enjoyed the tour of the house of the seven gables, and all of it's secrets. The tour guide was quite full of himself. My husband asked a question about the door frame, and the guide felt the need to reprimand him...More

1  Thank NancyMMulford
Reviewed 1 week ago

This house has a wonderful history and is a definite stop when visiting Salem. The grounds are lovely and if weather permits, it's a nice place to relax and spend some time. The tour takes you through the house and shows the transformation over the...More

Thank Rose4may
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

This was a great tour from start to finish and would suggest it to anyone that’s going to be in the Salem area. The details of the tour are amazing and if you have time you should read the book first. I wish I would...More

Thank Tiffany G
H7G, Public Relations Manager at The House of the Seven Gables, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

We're so happy you had an excellent experience on your visit and hope you'll plan a return trip!

Reviewed 1 week ago

Even if you are not familiar with the story that made this house famous, the tour is well worth the time and price of admission! Our guide was extremely knowledgeable about the house, its history, and its various owners. Great way to learn a lot...More

Thank Julie32159
Reviewed 1 week ago

We just went to The House of the Seven Gables and we were so glad we did. We got to tour Nathaniel Hawthorne's birthplace on our own and then were given a guided tour of the Seven Gables. The tour guide, Terry, was lovely and...More

Thank Delia P
H7G, Public Relations Manager at The House of the Seven Gables, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Thank you so much for the nice review and kind words about Terri. We'll be sure to pass along your feedback!

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30 July 2017|
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Response from H7G | Property representative |
We're so sorry for the late reply and hope it didn't affect your trip. Yes, we do have limited visitor parking that is available for the duration of your visit.
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 LLoyd B | Reviewed this property |
No, you do not. However, if you have a large group, like a bus tour, I would recommend so. Further, if visiting during the All Hallow's Eve season, the lines can get long and you may want to consider pre-purchasing your... More