As of 8/8/22, face masks are required for all visitors ONLY in the Turner-Ingersoll Mansion, otherwise known as the House of the Seven Gables, regardless of vaccination status. Masks are not required in our other buildings or on the grounds. All purchases are NON-REFUNDABLE. Advance tickets are suggested. 

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50+ special places to explore in ‘Salem & Beyond’

Date: August 16, 2022

50+ special places to explore in ‘Salem & Beyond’ By Rae Francoeur SALEM — Salem has been called “New England’s treasure house” for good reason. There’s much to see and...

Sips by the Sea – Annual Fundraiser Party

Date: August 14, 2022

Sips by the Sea Meet Gables’ new director, win a trip to the Greek islands and take a moment to consider climate change’s impact on Salem’s historic gems at Gables’...

“Scarlet Letter” as immersive theater at The Gables

Date: August 2, 2022

Be part of an immersive ‘Scarlet Letter’ theater experience at The House of the Seven Gables Aug. 5, 6, 7 and 19 By Rae Francoeur SALEM — You’ll need your...

Chanticleer and his hens devour snails

Date: July 29, 2022

Hawthorne’s Humor Through Quotes: #4 By: Rae Padilla Francoeur One running joke providing comic relief in “The House of the Seven Gables” involves some chickens descended from an elite line,...

A ’melancholy’ author writes a sweet romance

Date: July 22, 2022

Hawthorne’s Humor Through Quotes: #3 By: Rae Padilla Francoeur Nathaniel Hawthorne called “The House of the Seven Gables” a romance, and it certainly has its share of touching moments between...

Staff Recommendations – Iced Coffee Edition

Date: July 20, 2022

We are in the middle of a heat wave here in Salem, and if you are looking to grab a cold drink to keep you going during your visit our...

Mom and Dad, does this sound familiar?

Date: July 15, 2022

Hawthorne’s Humor Through Quotes: #2 By: Rae Padilla Francoeur Nathaniel Hawthorne’s boy, Julian, was a world-class talker. But then, aren’t most 5-year-olds? The weary father records this brief episode of...

Hawthorne analyzes his pet rabbit’s fears

Date: July 8, 2022

Hawthorne’s Humor Through Quotes: #1 By: Rae Padilla Francoeur Who psychoanalyzes a bunny rabbit? Nathaniel Hawthorne did, in July, 1851, while living in Lenox, Mass., with his family and Bunny,...

Imagining the man behind “The House of the Seven Gables”

Date: July 5, 2022

By: Rae Padilla Francoeur To a curious but casual reader of Nathaniel Hawthorne like I am, he seemed to have every reason to be, as author Paul Aster once wrote,...

Hawthorne and the Brook Farm Community

Date: July 1, 2022

A peek into Hawthorne’s time in an experimental society Many fans of Hawthorne will have learned about his reclusive years in Salem, keeping to himself during the day and wandering the...