"Halfway down a by-street of one of our New England towns stands a rusty wooden house, with seven acutely peaked gables..."
Learn about four centuries of history at one of America's most beloved historic houses
Discover the Nathaniel Hawthorne Birthplace
Shop for books, candy, and quality crafts in our Museum Store
Take in the views of Salem Harbor
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Visiting Hours

July 14, 2021—October 31, 2021

Daily, 10 AM – 6 PM

Advance reservations strongly suggested.

All purchases are non-refundable.

Face masks are required in indoor spaces regardless of vaccination status.

– Garden and Grounds Experience. Please note: there is no access to The Gables. Admission includes an audio tour for your own device about the historic site, exploration time in the Nathaniel Hawthorne Birthplace, Counting House, and Museum Store, and links for virtual experiences.

– The Guided Tour Experience includes up to a 45-minute tour of The House of the Seven Gables with a professional interpreter; an audio tour for your own device about the gardens and grounds; exploration time in the Nathaniel Hawthorne Birthplace, Counting House, and Museum Store; and links for virtual experiences.

Online reservations will be available on a rolling basis in 2021. If you’d like advance access to reservations, you can join us!

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The House of the Seven Gables

In 1668, merchant and ship-owner John Turner built a house on Salem Harbor that was destined to become one of America’s most beloved historic homes. Designated a National Historic Landmark District in 2007, The House of the Seven Gables is best known today as the setting of world-renowned American author Nathaniel Hawthorne’s 1851 novel. Plan your visit, learn about our educational opportunities, and embark on a guided group tour with us. We can’t wait to see you! Your adventure and historical journey awaits you at The House of the Seven Gables in Salem, MA.


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Salem’s premier historic site located on the Harbor! Discover 350 years of stories as you experience this museum and collection of historic buildings. When you arrive at The House of the Seven Gables (a National Historic Landmark District), professional guides will warmly greet you for an unforgettable historical experience.

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Education Programs and Field Trips

The House of the Seven Gables remains committed to providing quality educational experience at our National Historic District Landmark site. Our education programs turn a field trip to The Gables into an unforgettable experience for young learners.

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Settlement Programming

Settlement Programming at The House of the Seven Gables

The Gables offers direct service programming to support educational initiatives in our local immigrant community including ESL and citizenship preparedness classes and Caribbean Connections, a summer enrichment program for students in grades 3 – 5. The Community Conversation series addresses current event topics such as immigration and social reform.

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Planning Your Visit to The Gables this Fall
The crisp air, the carved pumpkins, the smells of spices – these are just a few ways to think about the wonderful season that is autumn in New England. In Salem, October is the peak season of our year and we look forward to being able to welcome members and visitors from around the country to our …
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