As of 8/8/22, face masks are required for all visitors ONLY in the Turner-Ingersoll Mansion, otherwise known as the House of the Seven Gables, regardless of vaccination status. Masks are not required in our other buildings or on the grounds. All purchases are NON-REFUNDABLE. Advance tickets are suggested. 

Field Trips

EDUCATIONAL PROGRAMS

The educational programs offered at The House of the Seven Gables provide unique, grade-level learning experiences at our National Historic Landmark District Museum campus. Each opportunity provides pre-visit resource guides as well as hands-on experiences, offered in both virtual and in-person capacities.

Home-schooling? We welcome individual home-school families and home-school groups to join us for tours, field trips and education programs. Click here for our Home-School Resource Guide.

Our education programs meet the standards of the Massachusetts Curriculum Framework in History and Social Studies and Common Core Standards for English Language Arts and Literacy in History, Social Studies and Mathematics. Click here for a complete list of standards supported by our programs.

 

For booking and program content information, please contact:

Liam Jones
Assistant Visitor Services Manager – Education
ljones@7gables.org

GENERAL GROUP TOUR

For all ages.
Length: 45 minutes
Price customizable.

  • A 45 minute guided tour of the Turner-Ingersoll Mansion (The House of the Seven Gables).
  • A visit to the Nathaniel Hawthorne Birthplace.
  • Family fun at Kid’s Cove at the Counting House and seasonal Living History Labs.
  • A stroll through the Colonial Revival seaside gardens.
  • Audio tour of the gardens, grounds, and waterfront available on your personal phone or tablet.

REMOTE: NAUMKEAG SETTLERS TO SALEM SHIPPERS

Grades 2-5
Length: 45 minutes
Price: $125
Limit: 98 students and educators

Discover what daily life was like for three young Massachusetts Bay Colonists in the 17th Century: Jehoden Palfrey, the young daughter of an early Naumkeag (Salem) settler; John Turner II, whose parents built The House of the Seven Gables in 1668; and Joan Sullivan, an Irish indentured servant. Program includes an introductory presentation, a unique 3D tour of the mansion, and at-home activities with common household items.

NAUMKEAG SETTLERS TO SALEM SHIPPERS

Grades 2-5
Length: 90 minutes
Price: $11 per student, $13 per adult
One adult chaperone for every ten students admitted free.

Discover what daily life was like for three young Massachusetts Bay Colonists in the 17th Century: Jehoden Palfrey, the young daughter of an early Naumkeag (Salem) settler; John Turner II, whose parents built The House of the Seven Gables in 1668; and Joan Sullivan, an Irish indentured servant. Explore first-hand the preparation of a “samp” breakfast, card raw wool, finger spin yarn, and enjoy colonial games in authentic surroundings!

WORLDWIDE TRADING GAME

Grades 5-8
Length: 90 minutes
Price: $11 per student, $13 per adult
One adult chaperone for every ten students admitted free.

“Sail” along Atlantic trade routes and relive the experience of fluctuating markets and danger on the high seas! Students engage in a group role-playing game to understand the economic impact that colonial trade had on New England, Great Britain, and the Caribbean. This activity prepares students to understand how commerce triggered a momentous movement of goods, people, and ideas in the Atlantic world.

NAVIGATING WITH BOWDITCH

Grades 5-8
Length: 90 minutes
Price: $11 per student, $13 per adult
One adult chaperone for every ten students admitted free.

Salem native, Nathaniel Bowditch, was America’s first mathematical geographer and was born near The House of the Seven Gables in 1773. His mastery of math helped sailors navigate safely from port to port; his 1802 New American Practical Navigator is used aboard US Navy and Coast Guard ships to this day! In the tradition of Bowditch, students work in teams and use math, observational skills, and historical information to navigate their way through this outdoor adventure.

RATES & PRICING

  • Reservations are required for all educational programs. Once a program is reserved, classroom teachers receive a resource packet to use prior to their in-person or virtual visit to The House of the Seven Gables.
  • Rates vary for group tours and education programs. Fill out the below form to request an educational program.
  • Education programs for elementary and middle schools are not available during the month of October. Education programs are free for Salem schools.

Request an Education Program

STUDENT GROUP TOUR POLICIES

  • Group rates apply to 10 or more guests.
  • Discount rates are not available on holidays and weekends in October.
  • One chaperone per 10 students is complimentary and required for admittance. Chaperones must always stay with their assigned students.
  • Backpacks and large bags must be left on the bus until after the visit. Exceptions to this policy are chaperones or students transporting necessary medical or personal items.
  • Limited motor coach parking is available free of charge in our private lot for the duration of your visit, on a first come first serve basis.