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Membership

We invite you to support The Gables’ mission by becoming a part of our vibrant membership community.

Overview

MEMBERSHIP BENEFITS INCLUDE:

  • Free admission for unlimited visits to our campus and early access to tickets
  • Invitations to member events
  • Special rates for public programs, lectures, and fundraisers
  • A discount on every purchase in our Museum Store (10% for General levels and 20% for Leadership levels)
  • 10% discount on space rentals
  • Monthly e-news and our quarterly printed newsletter
  • At the Patron level or higher, receive NARM benefits and one-use guest passes

 

Patron or higher levels receive the best benefits, such as a higher discount at the store and a NARM membership, which allows the member to visit over 1,369 museums, galleries, historical museums and societies, botanical gardens, zoos, and children’s museums across North America for FREE. At only $150, a Patron level membership makes great sense to someone who will visit more than two museums a year, no matter where they live.

Learn more about NARM on their webpage.

 

ALTERNATIVE PAYMENT

If you’d like to pay by check, please print this form and mail payment to:

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

978-306-7021
development@7gables.org

What Our Members Have to Say

“I love the membership program. I believe it is highly beneficial for the museum and for its preservation.”

“I am so pleased to be a part of the membership program. One of my very favorite places to go. I appreciate their dedication to preserving history for everyone.”

“Although I moved away from the Salem area, I hope to keep my membership as long as I am able. The Gables is a special place because of its connection to local history, the historic preservation movement, and the settlement movement.”

The member events offered are so interesting. I always look forward to participating!

“I am a member in memory of my father who benefitted from all that The Gables did for the Derby Street Polish immigrants.”

“I am a member to support the wonderful job of maintaining this wonderful piece of history and then sharing the experience with everyone.”

“We are members of The House of Seven Gables because it holds a special place in our hearts. The house has so much amazing history inside and outside of it. Every time we visit Salem and take the tour there is always a new room or a new guide doing the tour just a little different than the last tour guide. Its unique in every way and that’s why we are members.”

“I am a member because The Gables is a national treasure and we’re very lucky to have the site protected in Salem. It’s a great part of our community.”

“It is my honor to be a member.”

2024 MEMBER EVENTS

WINTER

Celebration of the Completed Dining Room Chamber

Gables Movie Night

 

SPRING

A Visit to the Wenham Museum

Delve Into The Gables’ Archives

 

SUMMER

Celebrate the Fourth

Early New England Timekeeping & Two Clocks of The Gables

Gables through the Ages: An Architectural History

 

FALL

A Visit to Boston – Leadership Level Only

Harmony Grove Cemetery Tour

Member Appreciation Week – In person and Virtual

 

… and of course, the Member Holiday Shopping Weekend in December!

GIFT MEMBERSHIP

To gift a membership, select the level you would like to give, when prompted. During the checkout process, you will be able check off the box ‘this membership is a gift.’

LIBRARY MEMBERSHIP

A 1-year membership ($200) provides 50 single-use passes. With each pass, library patrons receive a code to use when they reserve tickets online. This will give them 50% off admission to the museum for up to four people. Visitors can take a tour of The House of the Seven Gables, visit Nathaniel Hawthorne’s birthplace, stroll through our seaside Colonial Revival gardens, enjoy an audio tour of our grounds and shop in our charming Museum Store. Email development@7gables.org or call Membership and Gifts Manager, Geneva Cann, at 978-306-7021 if you’d like to purchase a library membership.

We hope you will consider becoming a library member. We love to see library patrons at our site!

MEMBERSHIP FAQ

Can my admission purchase go toward a new membership? 

  • Yes! During your visit, talk to a staff member at the Admissions desk and let them know you bought tickets. They can subtract the cost of admission from (or apply toward) your membership fee. We ask that you do this in-person, not online or by phone.

I bought a membership, now what? 

  • Thank you so much and welcome to our membership program! We are so happy you have joined us. The moment you become a member; you can enjoy all the benefits. We look forward to seeing you soon.

If I buy my membership today, can I visit immediately and use my member benefits? 

  • Yes! It takes three to four weeks to receive your membership materials in the mail, but of course you can use your member benefits right away. When you visit us, the staff member at the Admissions desk can look up your name and see that you are a member eligible to receive free admission. This is also true in our museum store. To receive your discount, let the store associate know you are a member and provide your name.
  • If you require your membership card sooner, please email development@7gables.org and we will send you a temporary card to print out.

How long does my membership last? 

  • Your membership lasts for one year and expires on the last day of the month you bought it. So if you purchased a membership on 3/12/2023, your membership will expire on 3/31/2024.

How do I renew my membership? Can I choose auto-renewal?

  • We will email you a few times close to your membership expiration date to invite you to renew. We will also send you a renewal form in the mail. You can choose to auto-renew your membership. Simply select that option at checkout when you purchase or renew a membership on our website.

What is NARM? Why should I get a membership that includes that benefit? 

  • NARM stands for the North American Reciprocal Museum Association. Members of this association receive free admission to over 1,333 museums, galleries, historical museums and societies, botanical gardens, zoos, children’s museums, and more throughout the United States, Bermuda, Canada, El Salvador and Mexico. You will receive this benefit if you are a Patron level member or higher. We strongly suggest purchasing a membership with the NARM benefit if you plan on visiting more than two museums in a year since it will be a better value than purchasing regular admission tickets. No matter where you live or where you are visiting, there is a NARM museum nearby! To learn more, go to https://narmassociation.org

How do I reserve tickets online and receive my free admission benefit? 

  • To receive your free admission benefit, you must be registered and logged into our website using the same email address you used when you bought your membership. After registering on our website, you should be able to log in with your credentials. If you experience difficulties, we recommend clearing the cookies on your web browser and trying again. If you continue to have trouble, email development@7gables.org.

Can guests use my membership? 

  • No. The only people that can use your membership are named on your membership card(s). However, the Household level and Leadership levels receive one-use guest passes. 

Can I use my membership card at other museums? 

  • If you are a Patron level member or higher, your Gables membership card will have a gold NARM sticker on it. You can only use this at other NARM participating institutions. Otherwise, your Gables membership card is only accepted at The Gables.

How long does it take to receive my membership materials? 

  • It takes about three to four weeks to receive your membership materials in the mail. It may take less or more time (depending on the postal service).

Why did I only receive one card in the mail? 

  • If you were meant to have two people on your membership but only received one card, we apologize. Simply contact us at development@7gables.org and we will mail you a second card with the appropriate name.

I lost my membership card. What should I do? 

  • Contact development@7gables.org and we will send you a new one, free of charge.

How do I register for events and make sure I get my membership discount?

  • We so look forward to seeing our members at events! Whatever the event, you will be able to purchase or reserve tickets or register on our website. You must register and create an account on our website. Once you are logged in (using the same email address you used when purchasing the membership), the website will identify you as a member and you can register for as many events as you’d like. If you are having any difficulties, email development@7gables.org.

I would like someone else to make my reservation. Who should I contact?

  • We are happy to assist you! Email development@7gables.org and we can make your reservation via email or phone depending on the type of reservation.

I would like to know the discount code for The Gables’ online store. How do I receive it?

  • The discount code will be provided on your membership letter sent with the membership cards. Email development@7gables.org to receive the code directly.

Any other questions? Email development@7gables.org