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!

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The House of the Seven Gables Receives Mass Cultural Council Grant  

Date: August 30, 2022

The House of the Seven Gables Receives Mass Cultural Council Grant The House of the Seven Gables Settlement Association has been awarded a grant of $27,700 from the Mass Cultural...

Storms and Climate Change at The Gables

Date: August 27, 2022

In January 2022, waves crashed over our sea wall during a nor’easter and caused extensive damage to the seawall protecting our historic site. The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA)...

Heat and Humidity – Climate Change at The Gables

Date: August 24, 2022

In August 2021, the basement of the Nathaniel Hawthrone Birthplace flooded. The presence of standing water combined with high heat and humidity levels led to mold issues in the house...

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...