One of the places to visit in Salem. The tour is interesting if you like history. Also, very nice view of the water.
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We enjoyed visited the House of the Seven Gables! I think our tour guide was nervous but other than that it was fun. It you do not like small spaces, they offer an easier way to the attic.
I was here 60 years ago on a college trip. Was fascinated with the house and returned 30 years ago to check out the furnishings before redoing our old house. This time we were stunned to see a lovely visitors center, Nathaniel Hawthorne's birthplace and...More
High quality tour of Hawthorne's cousin's house that inspired his novel. Beautiful gardens in seaside setting. Well-explained exhibits and knowledgeable tour guides available to answer questions during the self-guided tour of Hawthorn's birthplace. Literary-themed gift store. A must-see for any visit to Salem!
Hawthorne wrote a book based on this house and family. The history is interesting. Some funds from the tickets to visit here are used to help settle refugees. It has a long history of doing that. I believe the house was built in 1690. One...More
My partner and I visited while staying in Salem. Our guide was good, informative, without dragging it on . Love the skinny staircase which was inside chimney. Creaky floors and the full history made it fun . Worth a look . Would love to visit...More
As a Hawthorne buff, this is a place I've always wanted to see. The house is surprisingly small, but cool. I loved the chance to go up the secret staircase. The docent knew her stuff, but I had the sense we were getting her abbreviated...More
Thanks for the review. Our tours are supposed to be 35-40 minutes--if you're tour was less than that we'd love to know more. Even on a "busy" day we strive to make each guided tour experience special. Feel free to send along any thoughts to...More