Are you joining us for all of the fun and excitement that is Haunted Happenings?
We want to make sure that you have a great experience at The Gables in the coming weeks!
October is the peak season in Salem. We see about 1/3 of our annual visitation in one month. In order to make sure you have a spot on a guided tour and to beat the crowds, we always suggest to plan your time with us early in the day. Arriving by 10:00 or 10:30 a.m. means that you’ll be on one of the early tours with our talented guide staff and won’t need to wait. Later in the day, we often experience a wait time from when tickets are purchased to when your tour might begin, so this is a great way to capitalize on your time.
If you DO end up waiting for a tour, we have lots to see and do at our National Historic District Landmark Museum Campus. You can enjoy a self-guided tour at the Nathaniel Hawthorne Birthplace, which is
a historic house museum that features information and objects from the famed novelist and his family. Download the UniGuide App and enjoy a historic tour of our gardens and grounds from your smartphone or tablet. We have family fun at the Kids’ Cove daily and on weekends offer our hands-on program called Living History Labs. You can also grab a coffee or treat from the many local shops near The Gables and pull up a chair under the Wisteria Arbor to enjoy a little peace and quiet. Our Museum Store is also THE place in Salem for unique souvenirs to remember your time with us and in the Halloween capital.
For all you need to know about planning your day, click here.
Have you already visited The Gables and want to see it in a new way? Check out our October Performances. Spirits of The Gables brings the famed novel, The House of the Seven Gables, to life. The Legacy of the Hanging Judge is a look back at the Salem Witch Trials of 1692 from the perspective of Nathaniel Hawthorne. Visitors will see how the author grappled with his family’s tense history. Advance tickets are strongly recommended for the performances.
This post was written by Julie Arrison-Bishop