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Life and Labor at The Gables

October Tickets

Admission Type


Mansion Tour


Mansion Tour - Senior (65+)


Mansion Tour - Children (Age 5-12)


Grounds Pass*


Children Under 5

FREE – accompanied by an adult

Gables Members


Salem Residents

FREE – proof of residency required

NARM Passholders

FREE – must show card

* Grounds Pass does not include access to inside of house - inside only accessible through Mansion Tours ** Additional discounted tickets available on purchase page. All discounted tickets require valid ID upon arrival for verification.

In 2017, we spent our year researching the role that “work” has played on our historic site over four centuries. As Labor Day approaches, we invite you to take a look back at our interactive exhibition 

“As the house passed through generations, new forms of labor shaped the neighborhoods around it. The period following independence from Great Britain saw Salem’s commerce expand across the globe. This expansion and new opportunity for profit required innovative types of work. The Industrial Revolution in America changed life and work in unexpected ways at the turn of the nineteenth century, just as the Digital Revolution continues to change today with advances in computer and internet technology.”

For many, Labor Day is about the one-last-summer-hurrah. We’d encourage you to think about those who worked over the years in your community. Talk about the jobs they had? Were they paid? Were they paid fairly? What were their working conditions like? It’s a great day to open up the conversation.

Date: August 28, 2019

Author: sperling

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