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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 today

We almost didn't stop here, but they had a special for Wicked Wednesday so my kids were free with my $16 ticket. Was able to get right into a tour within minutes of our arrival. Tour was very enjoyable - I think the secret staircase...More

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Reviewed yesterday

I am not sure that it was completely worth it....the exterior is super cute but I could have skipped the tour of the inside/ The tour guide knew his stuff and if you read the book, you would likely have a different opinion.

Thank Olivia M
Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

Camden, Cam? (Sorry) the new tour guide took us through and he was great. My husband and I went in not knowing anything about this museum and we learned a lot. Very glad we did it. Cam was very entertaining, smart and very knowledgeable of...More

Thank etchedshadow
H7G, Public Relations Manager at The House of the Seven Gables, responded to this reviewResponded yesterday

Thank you so much for taking the time to leave feedback about your time with Camden and at The Gables! We're so happy it was a great visit!

Reviewed 2 days ago

Our visit did not get off to a good start. Our tour director did not show at the appointed time, so we had to wait for the next tour. While the history about the house is fascinating, it just did not grab me like other...More

Thank Patrice518
Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

Some amazing artifacts and items, some that are the oldest of th is kind in the country. Especially beautiful it you can so it on a nice day when you get the added advantage of a great ocean view. Its an interesting take I would...More

Thank stregg
Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

We went to the Spirit walk and it was fabulous. The actors were top notch and the story is fascinating. Much effort has been made to make this an enjoyable and interesting evening activity. Price is more than fair. Probably the best attraction/performance we went...More

Thank Falleaves77
H7G, Public Relations Manager at The House of the Seven Gables, responded to this reviewResponded yesterday

That's high praise! Thank you so much and we'll be sure to pass along your kind words to our performers!

Reviewed 4 days ago

Visited here on a busy weekend in October. We waited in line to get tickets, $16pp. The next tour was in 1 hr and 20 min. We decided to go eat lunch and come back later since they don't sell tickets in advance until each...More

Thank Cttraveler66
Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

We stopped here on the way out of town and caught the last tour of the day. The kids aged 3-11 all enjoyed it. They all asked questions (even the 3 year old) and the guide was great in answering. The grounds are beautiful and...More

Thank Amy B
H7G, Public Relations Manager at The House of the Seven Gables, responded to this reviewResponded yesterday

We're so happy that we could make your family happy! Thank you so much for visiting!

Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

This is just walking your through the house of seven gables . It was interesting and one of the highlights of the visit .

Thank mmirra
Reviewed 5 days ago

I really enjoyed the historical and educational aspect of a visit to this historic house and it's famous owner.

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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.