The Gables will be closed January 1 through February 10, 2023. We will reopen February 11, 2023. Tickets for February 11-28 will be available January 1 for members, and January 4 for the public. See you soon!

Retire Beckett House

The Retire Beckett house was constructed around 1655 by John Beckett, the first in a long line of famed Salem shipbuilders. The most well-known of these shipbuilders is Retire Beckett, for whom the home is named. The home was originally located on Beckett Street (less than a ½ mile from the museum campus). It was moved to our campus in 1924 by Caroline Emmerton to save the structure from demolition.

Currently, the Retire Beckett House contains our unique museum store.

These images may only be used for educational or personal purposes, unless receiving prior written permission from the House of the Seven Gables. The images are not high-resolution and represent only a fraction of the collection. If you need permission or a higher-resolution image please email the Marketing Department. If you would like to arrange access to more of the collection, please email the Collections Manager.