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Salem as an Inspiration – A Conversation with Brunonia Barry

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.

instagram graphicWhat inspires you about your community? Do you live by the sea and look to the waves and tides to bring you peace? Do you live in a rural area where the pastoral beauty harkens back to what some consider a simpler time? Does the hustle and bustle of an urban environment fill you with energy? 

The House of the Seven Gables is kicking off the What’s the Story? series with a special virtual lecture with internationally acclaimed author Brunonia Barry [link to:]. Her best-selling works such as The Lace Reader and The Fifth Petal have captivated fiction lovers – and both works have ties to The Gables, Salem, and Essex County. Join us on Tuesday, February 23 at 6:00 p.m. for a cozy book talk and novel writing inspiration with this Salem-based celebrity. 

Registration is free, but donation to support The House of the Seven Gables while we are closed for COVID are greatly appreciated. For more details and a link to register, click here


Date: February 17, 2021

Author: sperling

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