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Caroline Emmerton founded The House of the Seven Gables Settlement Association in 1910, using proceeds from tours of the famous mansion to fund her community education work. But times have changed. Ticket sales alone can no longer provide the funds needed to meet the growing demand for our Citizenship and English as a Second Language classes, preserve our historic buildings, and offer the educational and engaging experiences our visitors have come to expect. We need your continued help in our ongoing effort to preserve, share, and continue the American story.

The House of the Seven Gables Settlement Association needs your help to support the organization’s efforts to tell the diverse stories of those who lived and worked in our historic houses and continue to offer necessary educational opportunities to the immigrant community. In addition, contributions allow The Gables to care our National Historic Landmark District with seven important yet aging structures. Support The Gables by donating online, attending our annual fundraiser, purchasing a brick, becoming a member, or upgrading your current membership.


No gift is too small, and we invite you to take part and make a tax-deductible donation to ensure the future of The Gables, and its many stories, for generations to come.

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Name: The House of the Seven Gables Settlement Association


Federal Tax ID Number: 04-2104324


By check: The House of the Seven Gables, 115 Derby St, Salem MA 01970

By phone: 978-306-7014


Stocks, Securities, and Electronic Fund Transfer Instructions: Please email to receive instructions and notify us if you are making a wire transfer or gift of securities at


Contact the Development Department to ask questions or schedule a conversation at or 978-306-7014


The House of the Seven Gables is reimagining our Derby Street entrance, making it more welcoming and safer for pedestrians. Improvements include a new sign, new landscaping, and a beautified streetscape—including a new brick walkway leading into the historic site. We are also offering you a rare opportunity to recognize your loved ones at The Gables! Honor or remember the special people and events in your life with one or more custom-engraved bricks along our walkway. Funds raised will help create and maintain this new oasis of welcome to the community!


Click here to purchase a brick.


Your unrestricted support to the Annual Fund gives The Gables the ability to support operations and fulfill critical needs including educational community programs, preservation work, and capital improvements. Click here to donate.


If you would like to discuss a specific project, please contact Development staff at


Annual Fund gifts in honor or in memory of an individual can celebrate that individual’s passion for The Gables, our Settlement Programs, Hawthorne, Salem history, and so much more. Click here to donate.


Many companies participate in matching gift programs that double contributions made by employees to eligible non-profit organizations. Visit your employer’s human resources or community giving department to see if your gift can go twice as far.


Qualified donors (those age 70 ½ or older) can make direct transfers to The Gables from an Individual Retirement account (IRA) without incurring income tax, and the donation would count towards the minimum required distribution.

Gifts may also be made through your Donor-Advised Fund. The Gables also accepts gifts of stock as well as gifts from other investment vehicles.

Reach out to Development staff ( or 978-306-7014) for more information.


When you leave a charitable gift in your will, trust, or by beneficiary designation, you become a sustaining part of our mission. There are many ways a planned gift can ensure that The Gables has the resources to preserve and share the American story into the future.

Estate plan gifts through a will, trust, donor-advised fund, or life insurance policy are an easy way to support The Gables, can be tailored and made to meet your personal and familial objectives, and may be made through a variety of asset types (cash, securities, personal property, etc.).

The Gables encourages you to consult your financial and legal professionals to ensure the giving vehicle matches your personal estate plans and philanthropic intent. Please note that The Gables does not prepare wills or trust agreements for donors.