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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
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115 Derby St, Salem, MA 01970-5640
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Reviewed yesterday

We had a great tour of the House. Our guide was fantastic, knowledgeable and had a wonderful sense of humor. The history is fascinating. Was great to see families with younger children and teens, all of whom were enthralled.

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Reviewed yesterday

We did not have time to tour the house (40min) but I paid to tour the gardens and albeit pretty, not worth the $$$. I guess what I am saying is take the tour but skip the garden only pass. At least this way, you...More

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Reviewed yesterday

The tour is rather inexpensive but worth the money. Neat little tidbits of history and architecture.

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Reviewed yesterday via mobile

Great guided tour in an area filled with great historical locations. 14 y/o daughter wasn’t too thrilled to start, but was wicked into it by the end

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Reviewed yesterday

I have now been to the Seven Gables at least half a dozen times now, and still find it a wonderful place to visit! The gardens are lovely, and the buildings are maintained beautifully. There is so much rich history throughout the grounds, it is...More

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Reviewed 2 days ago

Not sure that we would fit through the secret passage after all of the wonderful meals we had in New England but we did. The tour guide was excellent. He gave very interesting information and answered questions. The flowers outside were beautiful. Make sure that...More

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Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

The house , the history and the tour by Terry were a great experience. Buildings and furnishings are in excellent condition, and Terry told the story in a very interesting and entertaining way.

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Reviewed 5 days ago

Terry was our guide & was wonderful. She was both fun & informative. Got both my wife & I interested in reading the book. We had free passes from our hotel so the cost wasn't an issue.

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H7G, Public Relations Manager at The House of the Seven Gables, responded to this reviewResponded 4 days ago

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Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

The tour is worth the trip. It is an easy walk from the center of town. Be sure to stop and take in the harbor views before leaving!!

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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Great tour by Terry who's voice was diminishing as it was her 5th tour that day. Informative and funny she was a treat.

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cajymj
March 28, 2018|
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Response from Michael F | Reviewed this property |
To walk around the building outside of the fence is, of course, free.
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ErinHoughton
March 27, 2018|
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Response from jindalee13 | Reviewed this property |
Yes $15 adult You can do a self guided tour
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shirleygr
July 30, 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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