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Kids Cove


Kids, bring your parents along to our maritime discovery zone overlooking historic Salem Harbor! Take a peek at the Friendship of Salem through the porthole telescope. Imagine life aboard a ship while checking out the harbor view from the helm of our ship. Charts of Salem Harbor as well as a compass rose will help guide the way for adventure.

Open during regular operating hours.

Looking to move around the site a bit more? Ask the admissions associate for a scavenger hunt. If you can complete it, you can return it for a prize!


Hands-on History activities at The House of the Seven Gables allow the young and young-at-heart to try their hand at activities based on skills from the past. Whether you are penning your name with a quill pen, churning some fresh butter or constructing your own mansion by the sea, you will be learning and having fun at the same time. Offered seasonally on the weekends. Check out our event calendar to plan your visit. Activities are included with admission.


Looking for something fun to do during school vacation weeks? Enhance your day in Salem with our school vacation programs. Activities change annually, but young learners will enjoy our Hands-on History and Navigating History Scavenger Hunt programs. Check our events calendar to plan your school vacation visit. Offered during winter, spring and summer, school vacation weeks are scheduled according to the local school calendar. Activities are included with admission.