The Gables is thrilled to announce that our visitorship is up and people are liking what they’re seeing!
Here are a few of the recent comments from our patrons…
– From Westhampton Beach, NY: “I’m going to say this is the best place to go and see Salem. They really do the tour fantastically. If you read the book of the same name, then the tour has more meaning. Even if you haven’t read the book (and you can get it there), this is a wonderful historic building and worth the tour. Plus, you also get the tour of Nathaniel Hawthorne’s birth house, which was moved right next door to this house.
There are so many witch oriented destinations in Salem, too many I say. Thisis a nice reminder that Salem is so much more than witches.”
– From Jersey City, NJ: “Probably one of the best historical tours in Salem. The staff that lead the tours are very knowledgeable and are willing to answer any questions that you might have. Also there are some surprises when you take the tour. I won’t spoil it by tell you now, have fun”
– From Providence, RI: “This is definitely on of the more interesting and significant historical house tours I’ve been on. We actually visited the interior of the House of the Seven Gables, and also the Nathaniel Hawthorne birthplace in one visit.
The layout and architecture of the House of the Seven Gables is very interesting if you have any interest in historic homes. We got to clime up the secret stairway to the top floor, and see the unfinished attic. It’s one of the oldest homes in the US, and the guide points out little details of things that are unusual or unique; there are cutaways in the wall in a few places so you can see the construction materials.
As others have said, the guide was very knowledgeable and the gift shop had some really interesting and unique stuff (quill pen sets, beautiful wooden bookmarks, a wide variety of Christmas ornaments, etc).
Definitely a must-see for architecture and history buffs.”