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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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Suggested duration: 1-2 hours
115 Derby St, Salem, MA 01970-5640
+1 978-744-0991
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Most Helpful Positive Review
Reviewed April 5, 2005

My husband and I came from Australia to visit Boston and Salem due to it's wonderfully rich history. We both loved the House of Seven Gables. The tour guide was fantastic and very friendly. We had a few laughs with him as a group while...More

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Most Helpful Critical Review
Reviewed August 22, 2016

My family arrived in Salem, later in the afternoon. We have limited time to spare so we voted to do the House of Seven Gables, which did have high reviews on Tripadvisor. We arrived at 4:30 pm & asked if there's still time to take...More

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All reviews secret staircase grounds are beautiful nathaniel hawthorne birth home our tour guide nice tour gift shop interesting history self guided visiting salem new england witch trials attic chimney birthplace literature passage
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Reviewed 2 days ago

It is obviously very popular for meals etc, however the entry fee was a bit expensive to visit, when compared to the number of attractions in this town. take a stroll around the area, the houses in the area are a sight to see.

Thank Don T
Reviewed 2 days ago

The past two years I have been planning trips at Halloween. Last year my trip was in celebration of Edgar Allan Poe. This year it was to include Nathaniel Hawthorne. Salem proved to be a perfect place to visit for Halloween. I read The House...More

Thank an0nym0us9999
Reviewed 2 days ago

The House of the Seven Gables has been restored to duplicate the house described in Hawthorne's classic novel. The tour guides are well informed, and the house is extremely interesting. You can also visit the house where Hawthorne was born, which has been moved to...More

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Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

Really interesting, short tour. Lovely grounds that are probably beautiful in the spring and summer.

Thank Meggymae
Reviewed 3 days ago

340-year-old house that inspired the classic Nathaniel Hawthorne novel. ... Author Nathaniel Hawthorne was born in Salem, MA, and his famous 1851 novel The House of the Seven Gables was based on this actual house. Beautiful grounds.

Thank Bernadette G
Reviewed 5 days ago

Hawthorne's words are most appropriate for a walk down the narrow Salem street next to the Turner House. This colonial mansion (later transformed towards Georgian) is indeed the heavy player amidst the decidedly lighter exteriors across the street (see the foundtrips pics). Nathaniel Hawthorne stayed...More

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Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

Our tour guide was excellent and we really enjoyed exploring the property. Climbing the secret staircase was really neat. Definitely worth a visit when you are in Salem.

Thank Cindy G
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Stopped at the house of seven gables and took the tour of this establishment. As the tour concluded I was kind of thrown off with all the changes they made to the house but yet claimed most was still original as built. The views of...More

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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

The tour was good and the tour guide knowledgeable. Gift store was quaint though pricey as to be expected I suppose. Not much of a wait. I think they do a tour about every 15-20 minutes or so.

Thank a1davis
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

I found the tour interesting, well worth the time spent. Expect to climb arrow stairs. Small garden area was quite pretty. Others must think so, too, since there was a photo shoot for a wedding happening when I was there. Make sure you take a...More

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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.