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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
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!
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
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.
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
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
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.
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
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