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A Season of Love

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.

Love, whether newly born or aroused from a deathlike slumber, must always create sunshine, filling the heart so full of radiance that it overflows upon the outward world.
– Nathaniel Hawthorne, The Scarlet Letter 

In the long, dark days of winter, our hearts can be warmed by thinking about the role of love in our lives. Even Hawthorne, known for his dark writing, found a certain radiance and redemption in the power of love. Many of his best works reflect this theme. 

In 2018, our “stage” was graced by Karen Nascembeni and Dana Hersey – two stalwarts of the local entertainment industry for a reading of love letters between Nathaniel and Sophia Hawthorne. Dearest Dove [click to watch!] was written by Anne Lucas, another local legend. 

Thanks to SATV , we’re excited to bring you the video version of this event, for your enjoyment, from the comfort of home. 

Don’t forget to mark you calendars for Salem’s So Sweet! In 2021, there will be two weeks of outdoor frolic and fun in Salem. If you’ve been feeling cooped up, this will be a great way to enjoy our community and support our local businesses in need. 

Date: February 4, 2021

Author: sperling

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