The House of the Seven Gables, Salem

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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. Plan to visit The House of the Seven Gables during your Salem vacation using our convenient Salem road trip site .
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  • Randomly decided to visit this house and so glad we did. The tour guide was extremely informative and I learned a lot. Really neat house and all about Hawthorne!  more »
  • My wife (who has read Hawthorne) and I really enjoyed out visit to the House of the Seven Gables. Our tour guide (Michael) was very informative and the house itself was well preserved. The secret stai...  more »
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  • The House of Seven Gables is not only a fun place to visit, it is representative of a true historical gem. It’s very architecture speaks of literary, biographical, and cultural values that inform the early history of colonial America and the special role Salem plays its Puritan and literary origins. The staff is welcoming, they are skilled guides, and they genuinely know their history. This is one of the great destinations in New England, and the subtle significance of its story is enthralling.
  • Nice stop! If you’re interested in Nathaniel Hawthorne and seven gables history! Honestly, pretty cool to visit even if you have no idea about the history (or the book). Our tour guide was great and answered all of our questions thoroughly.

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