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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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Suggested Duration: 1-2 hours
115 Derby St, Salem, MA 01970-5640
+1 978-744-0991
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Reviewed 1 week ago

Enjoyed the storied property particularly through the focus of one of the best tour guides I have ever heard.

Thank Charles A
H7G, Public Relations Manager at The House of the Seven Gables, responded to this reviewResponded yesterday

We're glad that you had a wonderful time and a great guide!

Reviewed 1 week ago

The House of the Seven Gales is an historic and very interesting site. Apart from its fame, the house itself is a beautiful example of a time long ago. The tour guides are helpful, friendly, and shared so many interesting facts and details. The tour...More

Thank Cynthia E
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Make sure to do the tour. Neat to see a home built almost four hundred years ago. All the greeters were friendly and helpful, had lots of fun facts.

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Reviewed 1 week ago

My family and I went Nov. 18th during the day, great tour ( not too long which is enjoyable when its a tiny house and a lot of people), the tour guide made it funny and knowledgeable. The staircase was great! Plus, its near the...More

1  Thank lindseydelvecchio
H7G, Public Relations Manager at The House of the Seven Gables, responded to this reviewResponded yesterday

It sounds like you embraced all that the neighborhood had to offer! We're so happy you had a nice day at Salem and at The House of the Seven Gables.

Reviewed 2 weeks ago

very interesting tour, It doesn't take long, the tour guide was great. it is a wonderful part of history,

1  Thank Cindy W
Reviewed 3 weeks 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 3 weeks 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 3 weeks ago

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

Thank davisjd2017
Reviewed 3 weeks 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
H7G, Public Relations Manager at The House of the Seven Gables, responded to this reviewResponded yesterday

Thanks so much for the kind words! We're glad you enjoyed the tour and museum so much that you would come back again!

Reviewed 3 weeks 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

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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