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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. While we still depend upon revenue from visitors, it is not enough to sustain our mission to be a welcoming, thriving, historic site and community resource that engages people of all backgrounds in our inclusive American story, and we do not receive federal funding.


This is where YOU come in.

Please consider making a donation to The Gables. Your support allows us to preserve our National Historic Landmark District and provide educational opportunities for local immigrant families.

To make your donation go further, consider a recurring gift monthly, quarterly or annually.

Donations can be made through our secure online system. If you prefer mail, please send your gift to:

The House of the Seven Gables
Attn: Development
115 Derby Street
Salem, MA 01970

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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, 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.


A gift to the Annual Fund fulfills critical needs including educational community programs, preservation work, and capital improvements.


The House of the Seven Gables has several projects that will enhance our ability to fulfill our mission. Your generous support makes our work possible.


The 2024 dates of A Tea for Caroline and Sips by the Sea will be announced soon.


Memorial gifts allow you to honor friends and relatives in perpetuity at this National Historic Landmark. This contribution can also include the purchase of a legacy brick or a tree to enhance the beauty and sustainability of our tranquil site.


Make a gift to The Gables endowment fund to honor Ken Turino’ service to the board of The House of the Seven Gables Settlement Association. We are indebted to Ken for his dedicated and tireless leadership and plan to celebrate him with a donation in his honor to The Gables’ Endowment from some of his closest friends and colleagues.

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A gift through stocks and securities, your retirement plan, or as part of a will or living trust benefits you, your loved ones and The House of the Seven Gables forever. As a legacy donor, you enjoy lower income, estate, and capital gains taxes – and can honor a loved one through naming opportunities. Consult your financial advisor or tax advisor to explore planned giving gifts. 

Types of planned gifts include Bequests, Charitable Gift Annuities, Charitable Remainder Trusts, Charitable Lead Trusts and Retirement plans.

Please notify us of your gift intent so we can thank you and invite you to special events, by contacting the Development Team at


The House of the Seven Gables encourages named sponsors to make preservation projects, education and public programs, and fundraising events possible.