In April, The Gables is open Friday - Monday 10 AM - 4PM. Face masks and social distancing are required at all times regardless of vaccination status. Tickets are sold online ONLY and are NON-REFUNDABLE.  Capacity is limited and our website has the most up-to-date information to plan your visit.

What’s New in Membership?

April 1, 2021 Published By Julie Arrison-Bishop

Free Admission and Added Benefits

If your membership lapsed while The Gables was closed, now is the time to renew.  All members receive many benefits including free admission, discounts on programs, access to exclusive member-programming, and the quarterly print newsletter. During the month of April, members will receive an extra discount in the Musuem Store. Members belonging to the ‘General’ category save 20 percent and ‘Leadership’ levels save 30 percent. This additional discount is our way to of saying thanks for supporting us. Your membership means so much in a challenging year.

Reservations for each of our experiences will be available on a rolling basis in 2021. Members will receive alerts whenever a new round of tickets becomes available. Never miss the date and time you want to visit!

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A Special Experience

We are thrilled to offer a unique North Shore experience just for members at our Patron and higher levels! Enjoy a two-hour walking tour of Nahant led by Chris Mathias, past president of the Nahant Historical Society and co-author of “Images of America: Nahant,”along with Ken Turino, vice president of The Gables’ board of directors.

Nahant, the smallest municipality in Massachusetts at only 1.4 square miles on two islands, makes up for its size with its rich history. Originally part of Lynn, it became independent in 1853 over “cocktails.”  Did you know, Nahant and Nahant Beach are mentioned several times in Nathaniel Hawthorne’s short story, “The Village Uncle” from “Twice-Told-Tales?”

On this tour, members will see the homes of prominent citizens, amazing ocean views, and learn about lighthouse which once stood on Egg Rock. The history of East Point as the site of a resort hotel, a family estate, and as a military coastal defense installation, complete with Nike missiles, will be discussed. This not-to-be-missed event concludes with a glass of Prosecco on Chris and Ken’s terrace overlooking the ocean.

This special experience for Patron-level and higher members takes place onSaturday, April 24 at 2 p.m. (rain date May 1). This tour will accommodate a total of eight participants to ensure social distancing and will sell out. A second tour may be added.

If you are not yet a Patron-level Member ($150 or higher) contact Geneva Cann at or 978-306-7021 to upgrade and register for this event.

All Patron- level members, and higher, receive additional guest passes and membership in the North American Reciprocal Museum (NARM) [link to:] program which provides access to over 1,200 museum, zoos, and botanical gardens throughout the country and beyond.

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This post was written by Julie Arrison-Bishop