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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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...

Summer ESL and Citizenship Classes – Register Now!

Date: June 27, 2022

Summer ESL and citizenship classes begin on Tuesday, July 12, 2022 at The Peabody Essex Museum. You can register for classes by clicking here or using the QR code below....

Community Conversations at The Gables: Gables’ equity & inclusion discussion wraps up June 27

Date: June 20, 2022

News Release June 20, 2022 ____________________________________________________________ COMMUNITY CONVERSATIONS AT THE GABLES Gables’ equity & inclusion discussion wraps up June 27 SALEM — The last of four Community Conversations on racial...

What’s New in Preservation?

Date: June 10, 2022

The Nathaniel Hawthorne Birthplace is currently undergoing some carpentry repairs as water intrusions have rotted the end girt on the northeast wall. Our preservation team began investigating after noticing the...

A Farewell and A Welcome

Date: June 2, 2022

This month we say farewell to Kara McLaughlin, executive director of nine years. Kara has shown great commitment to the community at The Gables through her work to promote our...

Website Update Project – Coming Soon!

Date: May 24, 2022

The team at The House of the Seven Gables Settlement Association (The Gables) is honored to be selected by the Baker-Polito Administration, along with the Executive Office of Housing and...

In the Garden – May Edition

Date: May 18, 2022

Lilacs are a very important part of The Gables garden. We used to have many more than we have now, and they made a strong impression on our founder, Caroline...

News Release – The House of the Seven Gables Appoints Dakota Russell as Executive Director

Date: May 12, 2022

News Release – May 12, 2022 __________________________ The House of the Seven Gables Appoints Dakota Russell as Executive Director SALEM – Dakota Russell, a leader in the museum and historic...