"Halfway down a by-street of one of our New England towns stands a rusty wooden house, with seven acutely peaked gables..."
Learn about four centuries of history at one of America's most beloved historic houses
Discover the Nathaniel Hawthorne Birthplace
Shop for books, candy, and quality crafts in our Museum Store
Take in the views of Salem Harbor
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Visiting Hours

June 2, 2022—August 28, 2022

Open daily, 10AM – 6PM

Advance reservations are suggested.

All purchases are non-refundable.

Face masks are required in indoor spaces regardless of vaccination status.

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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. Plan your visit, learn about our educational opportunities, and embark on a guided group tour with us. We can’t wait to see you! Your adventure and historical journey awaits you at The House of the Seven Gables in Salem, MA.


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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.

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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.

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Settlement Programming

Settlement Programming at The House of the Seven Gables

Sign up now for 2022 Summer Adult ESL & Citizenship Classes!
¡Regístrese ahora para las clases de ciudadanía y ESL para adultos de verano de 2022!

The Gables offers direct service programming to support educational initiatives in our local immigrant community including ESL and citizenship preparedness classes. The Community Conversation series addresses current event topics such as immigration and social reform.

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Hawthorne and the Brook Farm Community

A peek into Hawthorne's time in an experimental society

Many fans of Hawthorne will have learned about his reclusive years in Salem, keeping to himself during the day and wandering the streets at night. It may then come as a surprise that, for the space of about half a year in his late 30…
July 1, 2022