January 15, 2021—February 28, 2021
The hours and visitor experience are to be determined for these dates.
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. 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.
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 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.Learn More
Museums are ever-evolving institutions. Our role in our communities is to educate, spark conversation, and to be a resource.
The House of the Seven Gables was founded in 1910 by Caroline Emmerton. She envisioned a place that shared the stories of the 'ancient mansion' and Nathaniel Hawthorne. Proceeds from the museum would be invested into educational programs for newly arriving immigrants.
The guided tour was a key part of that history for Emmerton as it is for us today. On this #tbt we hope you enjoy this page from the past. It is one of Emmerton's earliest tours. It's an institutional memory of our work and shows how history evolves when new information becomes available.
Just like Emmerton, we encourage you to be an advocate for museums as educational places.
If you haven't had the chance to attend an educational program during Black History Month, the Salem Witch Museum is offering a talk about race and the Salem Witch Trials tomorrow evening.