"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

April 28, 2021—May 31, 2021

Friday – Tuesday 10:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.
Advance reservations required

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.

– Garden and Grounds Experience. 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 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.

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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

The Gables offers direct service programming to support educational initiatives in our local immigrant community including ESL and citizenship preparedness classes and Caribbean Connections, a summer enrichment program for students in grades 3 – 5. The Community Conversation series addresses current event topics such as immigration and social reform.

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What's New in the Settlement House?
Our spring semester of ESL and citizenship preparedness classes has resumed! It is such a joy to see our students back in the classroom and ready to take their education to the next level. In 2021, the classroom is certainly unique! This year we are thrilled to partner with the Peabody Essex Muse…
May 2, 2021