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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
+1 978-744-0991
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Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

Visited the house on a very wet day and most of this site is under cover. We received a well presented tour containing interesting local history and stories.

1  Thank pjbartlett
Reviewed 2 days ago

the tour guide was excellent the house was interesting the grounds were beautiful the gift shop had a fine selection and fair prices.

Thank Gregg H
Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

We recently took a tour of the House of Seven Gables - what a treat. Our tour guide took us around the house and provided lots of historical facts about it. The weather was great and we thoroughly enjoyed viewing the house that Nathaniel Hawthorne...More

1  Thank Alaska23_Family
H7G, Public Relations Manager at The House of the Seven Gables, responded to this reviewResponded 2 days ago

Thanks for your review of The Gables! We're so happy you had a good time here and hope the rest of your Salem experience was wonderful.

Reviewed 3 days ago

This was the highlight of our Salem trip. I won't ruin the surprise but you see/do a lot of really cool things. What a wonderful preservation of history!

Thank 162stephaniejade
Reviewed 4 days ago

Not a place for kid but adults would benefit from the tour guide. It's right on the waterfront. I would advise using GPS rather than the tour maps, they aren't accurate. My wife loved the House of 7 Gables so I'm happy. It opens at...More

1  Thank Mustangpony14
Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

We were so surprised how big this place really Is! The tour is very detailed and the home is beautiful. It should be at the top of your list!

1  Thank Susan L
Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

The House of Seven Gables is a fascinating tour. We had a great tour guide that really made the stories come to life. It was really thrilling to be near parts of history, especially the items belonging to Nathaniel Hawthorne and the rooms he likely...More

Thank Kimberlee C
H7G, Public Relations Manager at The House of the Seven Gables, responded to this reviewResponded 2 days ago

Thanks for your thorough review! We're so happy you enjoyed your experience!

Reviewed 6 days ago

Loved being in a building this old. Great information, very interesting rooms. Loved being to see all of the hidden rooms. Suggest reading the book first, I think it would add some interesting details.

Thank rita m
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

My husband and I drove from Ohio and really enjoyed ourselves here. The attic was out favorite room because you can see all of the original beams and floors. The secret staircase was cool also!

Thank Nicole W
H7G, Public Relations Manager at The House of the Seven Gables, responded to this reviewResponded 2 days ago

Thanks for your kind review! We're so happy you enjoyed the site and your time at The Gables!

Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

If you can avoid it. Don't buy the Salem witch your package. You don't need it. There is limited parking at this site. The best thing to do is park in the garage a few blocks away. It's $20.00 for the day. The tour goes...More

Thank Seneca W
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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.
3 June 2017|
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Response from ATLfamily2002 | Reviewed this property |
No reservations are required, but you should call ahead to find out the schedule for the tours.