January 12, 2018—February 15, 2018
Closed on Wednesdays & Thursdays.
Open 10:00 am-5:00pm Fridays – Tuesdays.
115 DERBY STREET SALEM, MA 01970
The House of the Seven Gables
In 1668, merchant and ship-owner John Turner built a house on Salem Harbor that was destined to become one of America’s most beloved historic homes. Designated a National Historic Landmark District in 2007, The House of the Seven Gables is best known today as the setting of world-renowned American author Nathaniel Hawthorne’s 1851 novel.Learn More
WELCOME TO THE HOUSE OF THE SEVEN GABLES
Salem’s premier historic site located on the Harbor! Discover 350 years of stories as you experience this museum and collection of historic buildings. When you arrive at The House of the Seven Gables (a National Historic Landmark District), professional guides will warmly greet you for an unforgettable historical experience.
Education Programs and Field Trips
The House of the Seven Gables remains committed to providing quality educational experience at our National Historic District Landmark site. Our education programs turn a field trip to The Gables into an unforgettable experience for young learners.Learn More
Settlement Programming at The House of the Seven Gables
The Gables partners with other organizations to provide educational and enrichment programs to youth in the immigrant community. The Gables provides financial and/or program development support to these organizations:Learn More
The Life of Nathaniel Hawthorne
In 1808, Capt. Nathaniel Hathorne (father of the author) dies at Suriname of fever. His death left the family in debt and they would move soon after to the Manning house at 10 1/2 Herbert Street. The author's sister, Elizabeth Manning Hawthorne, recounted the event of their father's death years later in a letter:
"“There we lived until 1808, when my father died, at Surinam. I remember very well that one morning my mother called my brother into her room, next to the one where we slept, and told him that his father was dead. He left very little property, and my grandfather
Manning took us home.” (Hawthorne, Elizabeth Manning. Elizabeth Manning Hawthorne: A Life in Letters. Tuscaloosa, AL: University of
Alabama Press, 2006. Print. P. 98.)
January 30 will be a special evening at The House of the Seven Gables. We will be hosting an opening reception for Mark Chester's exhibition, The Bay State: A Multicultural Landscape, which will be on view here through March 2. We will also kick off our Community Conversation series with Diane Portnoy, director of the Immigrant Learning Center and photographer Mark Chester. Don't miss it!