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Hawthorne House on the Move, 1958

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.

Date: 1958

Type: Photograph

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In 1958 the House of the Seven Gables Settlement Association purchased this home, the former residence of the Hawthorne family and the home in which Nathaniel Hawthorne, himself, was born. To better preserve the building, it was lifted off its foundation on Union Street and moved to the House of the Seven Gables campus a few blocks away. During the move, the house became a bit smaller. One side was removed to allow the building to maneuver the streets of Salem more easily; once the Hawthorne Birthplace arrived at its new home, the two pieces were reconnected.