We are excited to welcome thousands of visitors to The House of the Seven Gables during October and to continue celebrating our 350th anniversary of the Turner-Ingersoll mansion. We invite you to visit and become a part of our story.
October is the busiest month of the year for The House of the Seven Gables and for Salem, MA. In order for you to get the most out of your visit, we’d like to share some insider tips:
- Visit us first! As the day goes on, especially on weekends, you will experience a wait to purchase tickets and a wait to start your site experience. On weekends, our tours sell out for the day by mid-afternoon. We invite you to visit us first and avoid a lengthy wait.
- Have you already been to The Gables? If you’ve taken the tour, we invite you to check out our popular October Performances. We have a number of other special activities going on throughout the month listed on our event calendar.
- Local and don’t want to come to The Gables on a weekend? Check out Wicked Wednesdays! You’ll find special evening admission deals at The Gables and weekly themed events including the Great Salem Pumpkin Walk on October 10.
- Parking! Parking is available while you are visiting our site, but you will not be able to leave your vehicle for the day. On weekends, the closest parking to us is at Bentley Academy Charter School. It provides easy access in and out and your parking fee will support local education.
- Pack snacks! Lines and waits at local restaurants could get long. Restaurant owners want to make sure everyone has a great experience once they sit…so prepare for the wait and have some quick, easy snacks in your bag. Make reservations when possible. For some of our favorite local suggestions, click here.
- Dress for the crazy New England weather! Will it sleet or be 85? Who knows! Be sure to pack and dress for the elements to get the most out your time in Salem.
- For up-to-date information about all the events and programs during Haunted Happenings, visit hauntedhappenings.org. To learn about all of the things to see, do, and eat in Salem throughout the year, visit salem.org.
We can’t wait to welcome you!
This post was written by Julie Arrison-Bishop