Plan Your Visit

Plan your 2021 visit

In April, The Gables is open Friday – Monday 10 AM – 4PM. We require staff and visitors to follow our mask and social distance policies even if you have had a COVID-19 vaccination. Tickets are sold online ONLY. Tickets are currently available through April 26, 2021.

In May, The Gables is open Friday – Tuesday 10 AM – 4PM. We require staff and visitors to follow our mask and social distance policies even if you have had a COVID-19 vaccination. Tickets are sold online ONLY and will be available to the general public on April 17, 2021.

Visitors will have the option to enjoy a grounds pass or a semi-private guided tour. Advance reservations are required for both of these experiences. PLEASE NOTE: The grounds pass does not include access to any historic interiors. Capacity is limited at our historic site. Links to experiences and tickets are above.

 

Online reservations will be available on a rolling basis in 2021. We expect to release tickets mid-month for the upcoming month (i.e. June tickets will be available around May 15). If you’d like advance access to reservations, you can join us!

 

Our occupancy for the Semi-Private Guided Tour Package is currently limited to four (4) visitors. At this point we cannot take reservations for larger groups and each person in a party counts, regardless of age. For larger groups, please consider our Gardens and Grounds Experience.

 

The Museum Store will be open during operating days and hours.

 

Due to staff resources, we have limited time to answer phone calls and emails. Our website has the most up-to-date information to plan your visit.

 

COVID-19 Safety Precautions: The House of the Seven Gables is following all state and local guidance for COVID-19. All visitors must wear a suitable face mask at all times and maintain 6 feet of physical distance from our staff. Vaccination status does not change the requirement to comply with state and local guidelines. Visitors who don’t comply may be asked to leave without a refund.

Yellow and pink flowers glistening in the sun outside of The House of the Seven Gables.

House of Seven Gables Hours

April 2 - April 26, 2021

Friday - Monday 10:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.
Advance reservations required; tickets available starting on March 27

COVID-19 Safety Precautions: The House of the Seven Gables is following all state and local guidance for COVID-19. All visitors must wear a suitable face mask at all times and maintain 6 feet of physical distance from our staff. Vaccination status does not change the requirement to comply with state and local guidelines. Visitors who don't comply may be asked to leave without a refund.

- Grounds Pass available. Please note: there is no interior access except for restrooms and the Museum Store. Admission includes historic site access, an audio tour for your own device about the site, and a links for virtual experiences.
- Semi-private guided tour package includes access to historic site, restrooms, and Museum Store. Admission includes up to a 60-minute tour of The House of the Seven Gables and exploration time in the Nathaniel Hawthorne Birthplace.

April 27 - May 31, 2021

Friday - Tuesday 10:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.
Advance reservations required; tickets available starting on April 17 for the general public.

Online reservations will be available on a rolling basis in 2021. We expect to release tickets mid-month for the upcoming month (i.e. June tickets will be available around May 15). If you'd like advanced access to reservations, you can join us as a member.

June 1 - October 31, 2021

Hours TBD

Online reservations will be available on a rolling basis in 2021. We expect to release tickets mid-month for the upcoming month (i.e. May tickets will be available around April 15). If you'd like advance access to reservations, you can join us!

November 1 - December 31, 2021

Hours TBD

Online reservations will be available on a rolling basis in 2021. We expect to release tickets mid-month for the upcoming month (i.e. May tickets will be available around April 15). If you'd like advance access to reservations, you can join us!

January 1 - 13, 2022

Closed for annual preservation and maintenance projects.

January 14 - June 1, 2021

Hours TBD

Online reservations will be available on a rolling basis in 2021. We expect to release tickets mid-month for the upcoming month (i.e. May tickets will be available around April 15). If you'd like advance access to reservations, you can join us!

Rates

Semi-Private Guided Tour Package .......... $25
Advance Purchase Garden Experience .......... $5.00
Garden and Grounds Experience .......... $7.00
Children Under 5 ......... Free
Gables Members .......... FREE
*Must be accompanied by an adult
drone image of historic site

Free experiences for Salem residents

Salem residents can enjoy free admission to The House of the Seven Gables. Use discount code 019702021 to reserve your tickets.

If you do not provide proof of residency, you will need to pay full price. Valid proof of residency includes a state-issued photo ID with a current address, Salem Public Schools ID, or Salem State University ID.

GETTING TO THE GABLES

The House of the Seven Gables
115 Derby Street
Salem, Mass 01970

VISITOR GUIDELINES

When planning a visit to The House of Seven Gables, here’s everything you’ll need to know. If you have any questions when preparing for your visit, please reach out to our staff and we can assist you. By visiting The House of the Seven Gables, you agreed to follow our Visitor Guidelines.

Additional safety measures will be in place to ensure a healthy experience for our staff and visitors. Compliance with these regulations will be required. We reserve the right to refuse visitors who do not comply with our safety regulations.

INTERNATIONAL GUESTS

The House of the Seven Gables offers an interactive site map in Brazilian Portuguese, Cantonese, French, German, Italian, Japanese, Mandarin, and Spanish.

PHOTOGRAPHY POLICY

To allow for the enjoyment of all visitors to The House of the Seven Gables and to help us care for our buildings, collections, and landscapes, we appreciate your compliance with our guidelines for personal and professional photography. Personal/recreational photography is candid, souvenir-type photography using a non-paid photographer. The photographs are not to be used commercially. Recreational photography for personal use is allowed during guided tours, with the exception of the month of October. Professional photography is any session using a paid photographer or any professional-style shoot, including wedding, family, or special event portraits. Professional photography is permitted when approved in advance, requires a signed contract between the photographer and The Gables along with a certificate of insurance.

The House of the Seven Gables may photograph or film its events and public programs. Unless you notify the photographer on site otherwise, your attendance at an event or program grants The House of the Seven Gables permission to display and/or publish any photographs in which you appear. For any questions, please contact jarrison@7gables.org. Click here to review our full policy.

ACCESSIBILITY/LIMITED MOBILITY

Due to the nature of the architecture at The Gables’ campus, our historic house museums are not wheelchair accessible. Our visitor center, restrooms, Colonial Revival gardens, grounds, and a portion of our Museum Store are wheelchair accessible. Information is available for visitors that cannot access our historic house museums.

Tours and performances last approximately 30-40 minutes and take place on multiple levels in our 17th- and 18th-century houses. Visitors are standing, walking, or climbing stairs during these experiences. Information is available about the rooms for those that cannot access any portion of the tour.