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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
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"secret staircase"
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"grounds are beautiful"
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"nathaniel hawthorne"
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"birth home"
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"our tour guide"
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"nice tour"
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Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

We really enjoyed our tour. The secret staircase was my favorite part. The grounds are beautiful and have a perfect ocean view. Our tour guide did an excellent job!

Thank Meghan E
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Reviewed 2 days ago

I read The Scarlett Letter by Nathaniel Hawthorne back in high school as well as skimmed The House of the Seven Gables beforehand SO this was a MUST SEE. Adults pay $15 BUT you get the guided tour and you can stay as long as...More

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Reviewed 3 days ago

We enjoyed our tour and love that the sight is still being used to help folks new to our country! Plan on a visit here.

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Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

A beautiful house and a great tour. A must see if you are in Salem. Filled with history of the Salem witch craft trials

Thank Jaime C
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Not knowing my about the house or its owners, this was quite a treat. Beautiful grounds. Beautiful views from the house. Would highly recommend.

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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This was my favorite place to visit while in Boston, and I really did not expect to care all that much about it. The tour was excellent - the tour guide we had was well informed and shared a lot of information. I learned a...More

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H7G, Public Relations Manager at The House of the Seven Gables, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Thanks so much for the nice review! We're so happy you enjoyed your time with us!

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Reviewed 12 January 2018

Was one of our highlights of our bus tours. Very informative staff and loved the secret staircase. Very cool gift shop as well, reasonable souveniers.

1  Thank Pattie E
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H7G, Public Relations Manager at The House of the Seven Gables, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

Thanks for the five-star rating and review. We're glad you had a great time visiting with us!

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Reviewed 9 January 2018 via mobile

We were on a cross country tour which included only part of a day in Salem several Summers ago & I had planned on an independent tour of the House Of Seven Gables (it was not included on our main Tour), but cIrcumstances arose &...More

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Reviewed 8 January 2018

I was fortunate enough to be selected as a chaperone for my daughter's third grade class, which visited the House of Seven Gables as part of their social studies curriculum. The tour guide was very knowledgeable and provided opportunities for interaction with the students. The...More

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Reviewed 6 January 2018

The house is a fun time with our good informative guide and was unique to see a home this old as we live in Mo. and nothing is that old around us .

Thank Mike W
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shirleygr
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.
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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.
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bgirl7
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
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