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The House of the Seven Gables

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Address: 115 Derby Street, Salem, MA 01970
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+1 978-744-0991
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10:00 - 17:00
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Sun - Sat 10:00 - 17:00
Recommended length of visit: 1-2 hours
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Discover The House of the Seven Gables. Built in 1668, this National...

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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Fun for every age. Interesting and historic. Worth a visit. The secret staircase is awesome! Use the hop on hop off trolley to get there.

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 2 days ago
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Brooklyn, New York
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Fun for every age. Interesting and historic. Worth a visit. The secret staircase is awesome! Use the hop on hop off trolley to get there.

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Norwood, Massachusetts
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

The house was amazing with a cool history and was worth the money. The tour guide was informative and was nice. Would recommend to anyone who is interested in history or is just in Salem.

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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Jeff, our tour guide, made this worthwhile. It was interesting to be in structures that are this old.

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New York City, New York
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

The house and grounds are interesting, but if you get a tour guide that doesn't know how to make history come alive, it's kind of a long visit. The gift shop was cool and had interesting souvenirs.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Peter our guide offered a wonderful dialogue about this home and was honest to tell when the items in various rooms were re-productions. A good way to spend an hour or two,

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We did the 45 minutes tour whete you visit the inside of the house including the house wherr Hawthorne was born. This was nice and we enjoyed it.

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

It was a nice visit ...many things to see inside and outside. Tour guide was very informative and tours done in timely yet enjoyable fashion. Price very reasonable.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

It was the coolest house with a secret passage. The history of the home is great and very informative. I love the gift shops and the price were not that bad. Very Friendly staff. The painting and furniture was perfect and staged nicely.

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Brockton, Massachusetts
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

We've been to Salem more times than I can count but had never visited The House of the Seven Gables. We had a friend visiting so we went together and I'm glad we did. Not only is the house beautiful, its a wonderfully preserved piece of history with a great backstory. Well worth the visit and the secret staircase is... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Quickly getting bored with these types of things, i thought i was in for another over priced, long and drawn out tour. This was everything but. Young but very informative tour guide was a great start to the tour. The small group made it very intimate. The house is incredible to walk through, don't want to spoil it for anyone.... More 

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