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The House of the Seven Gables

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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...more
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115 Derby St, Salem, MA 01970-5640
+1 978-744-0991
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Reviewed yesterday via mobile

Will, our tour guide through the House, was very knowledgeable and well spoken. Well worth the fee. Beautiful garden and very nice gift shop.

Thank grinnellma
Reviewed 2 days ago

This was the best tour we took in Salem. The house and grounds are fascinating, and the tour guide could not have been better. There is also a great museum gift shop. Not to be missed on your visit to Salem!

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Reviewed 3 days ago

Our tour guide was very informative and fun, even with a bit of a distraction from an annoying guest who's giant camera or video recorder was making irritating noises that he said "he had no control over". She gave a fantastic tour, lots of safety...More

Thank 718tara
Reviewed 5 days ago

This was an informative tour, my husband and I really enjoyed it while visiting Salem. Max our tour guide did a great job of explaining how the house ended up with seven gables and its relation to Hawthorne and his family history.

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Reviewed 6 days ago

While waiting for the place to open, I decided to take some photos of what could see near a fence beside the main entrance.. A Male staff member yelled that I could not do that because this was a private association. I responded that I...More

3  Thank Ron R
Reviewed 6 days ago

Although Hawthorne never actually saw a house with seven gables, this house had them at one time and now has them again, thanks to early 20th century renovations designed to look original. Still worth seeing because of the Hawthorne connection, and the house of his...More

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H7G, Public Relations Manager at The House of the Seven Gables, responded to this reviewResponded 6 days ago

We're so glad that you had a good visit to The Gables--and clearly learned your facts! We hope you'll come again next time you are in Salem.

Reviewed 1 week ago

I went here with my Mom, because she had gone here when she was a kid and had fond memories. Maybe embarrassing to admit, but I knew nothing of the book or the property or even what a gable is. Thankfully, the tour offered here...More

Thank KatLion4
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

When planning this trip I had no idea this house was here but we heard about it at our Inn in Concord, MA by other guests. Well we were pleasantly surprised with the history of the house and the influence in writing the novel by...More

Thank MrsPickle
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Spent the day taking in the sites. One of the best tours was given by Terri of The house of the seven gables. The history of the house is interesting and Terri made it fun. This is a must see.

Thank debStLouis
H7G, Public Relations Manager at The House of the Seven Gables, responded to this reviewResponded 6 days ago

Thank you so much for taking the time to leave a review and for your nice compliments to Terri--we'll be sure to pass those along!

Reviewed 1 week ago

Great multi-level historical tour by knowledgeable guides. Also helps fund a worthy immigrant-support charity that has been doing good work for 100 years.

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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.
March 27, 2018|
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Response from jindalee13 | Reviewed this property |
Yes $15 adult You can do a self guided tour
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.