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The House of the Seven Gables, Salem

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History Museum
The House of the Seven Gables embodies Salem's rich history. The house was built in 1668 for Captain John Turner, one of the wealthiest men in the Massachusetts Colony. Nathaniel Hawthorne immortalized the building in an 1851 gothic novel that carries the house’s name. Today, the mansion is a nonprofit museum that celebrates American history and Hawthorne's work. The museum offers guided tours through immaculate gardens and rooms equipped with historically accurate antiques. There are regular educational events, workshops, and period performances. Check the online schedule to see what’s on during your visit and to make reservations. To visit The House of the Seven Gables and get the most from your holiday in Salem, create itinerary details personal to you using our Salem vacation generator.
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  • We almost didn't end up going to the House of the Seven Gables, but I am so incredibly glad we did. This place is truly a gem and is so fascinating to see. When going, you cannot just walk around the ...  more »
  • Went on tour today . Did this same tour about 8 years ago but didn't learn nearly as much as with David today. He answered every random question with much knowledge - beyond just questions about the i...  more »
  • We've lived here for many years and finally came for a visit. The tour guide was well spoken, easy to understand. I'm sure it's prettier when the gardens are in bloom.  more »
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  • Fantastic tour!! Madi (our tour guide) was amazing. Very approachable and was very well informed about the grounds. Everything was well kept and made such a lovely experience for myself and my friends. Would highly recommend.
  • A cool place but kind of underwhelming. Tours fill up fast so don't be disappointed if you can't get a spot. The funnest oart if the trip was walking up to the ocean port and watching boats. (That wasn't even a part of the tour, just nearby)
  • The house is beautiful and perfectly represents an 18th century homestead. Even if you don't know much about the books, it's still worth the tour. Even during peak times (Halloween) it wasn't obnoxiously over crowded.
  • It cost $9 to view the garden but you can get a good view and photos from the outside.
  • Great glimpse into life of wealthy 18th-19th century sea captain's family through his house, and how the following generations updated it through the years.