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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. To visit The House of the Seven Gables and other attractions in Salem, use our Salem road trip site.
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  • You don't have to be a fan of Nathaniel Hawthorne to enjoy this. The tour guides are great storytellers. Great place to enjoy some Salem history and architecture. 
    You don't have to be a fan of Nathaniel Hawthorne to enjoy this. The tour guides are great storytellers. Great place to enjoy some Salem history and architecture.  more »
  • Amazing house with many rooms and nooks awaiting your discovery. Guide was extremely knowledgeable and humorous, inducting us to the rich histories and contexts within. Exceeding expectations! 
    Amazing house with many rooms and nooks awaiting your discovery. Guide was extremely knowledgeable and humorous, inducting us to the rich histories and contexts within. Exceeding expectations!  more »
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  • A must see stop if you're visiting historic Salem and want some great history of the colonial days. Absolutely beautifully restored homes from the famous novel and historic Salem. The tour is a must if you want to view the interior of the homes, our tour guide was very knowledgeable and had answers for every question we could think of. I really thought it was cool that we got to go up the hidden staircase was super neat and unexpected. Well worth the money for the tour (it's the only way you can view the interior of the homes anyways).
  • I love touring historical homes, and this one was fabulous. The tour guide was very knowledgeable and was very patient with those of us who really wanted to soak it in, especially with pictures. Everything about this historical home (and the grounds) was beautiful. This, along with The Daniel's House, made the trip to Salem worth it. Big Zero for the rest of Salem, which is just a big tourist trap, mainly for those interested in the occult. I took a ton of pictures, but I've only attached a few. I thoroughly enjoyed my time here!!!

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