July 7 @ 7:00 AM - 7:00 PM
The Gables have an incredible selection of events and activities planned throughout the day to keep the momentum going.
Garden passes and the marathon reading event will be free in honor of Nathaniel Hawthorne’s birthday weekend.
Schedule of events (subject to change):
All day: Free garden passes
7:00 – 7:00: Reading on the Hooper-Hathaway Lawn; BYO seating
Lawn games (croquet, cornhole, etc.) Seaside Lawn
POP! Goes The Gables exhibit
8:00 – 11:00
Ferreira Foods coffee and sweet treats in the boat
10:00 – 7:00
Birthplace open for self-guided tours
11:00 – 3:00
Living History Labs: Colonial Toys and Games on the Seaside Lawn
12:00 – 1:00
Local historian Jim McAllister will offer a unique talk about the life and legacy of Nathaniel Hawthorne entitled A Strange Brew.
1:00 – 6:00
Food and Fun in “The Lot” with The Cow Mobile Ice Cream Parlor, Ferriera Foods, Lord Hobo Brewing, Co., and 3 Kitchens Catering
*Please note that food and drink are not included with this event and cash is the preferred payment method to our vendors.*
Witch City Writers/Hawthorne 101 and Photo Hunt
A Nathaniel Hawthorne Appearance