The House of the Seven Gables welcomed close to 150 local residents home to The Gables this winter. Community members from Beverly, Peabody, Lynn, Marblehead, and Danvers were invited to enjoy free tours and the reception was excellent!
The Welcome Home Days allowed Gables staff to reach out to local audiences who were either new visitors or hadn’t been to the museum campus in decades. All were able to take guided tours of the Turner-Igersoll Mansion and Nathaniel Hawthorne Birthplace and learn about New England families, maritime history, and domestic life over four centuries.
These locals raved about their experience–whether they were taking in a snowy landscape or enjoying the Salem’s So Sweet festival or finding something fun to do with the family over February Vacation week.
As we start preparations for the 350th anniversary of The Gables in 2018, we’ll be sure to make all visitors feel at home whether they’re from over the Beverly-Salem Bridge or from across the country.