Plan Your Visit


General site admission includes:

  • 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
  • An audio tour of the gardens, grounds, and waterfront through the UniGuide App, available on your personal phone or tablet.

Guided tours are ongoing throughout the day, and are scheduled by demand. The final tour of the day begins at closing. Tickets for our guided tours are not sold in advance and are available at our Admissions Desk. For groups of 10 or more click here.

A guide sharing information with visitors outside of the Nathaniel Hawthorne Birthplace

House of Seven Gables Hours

January 1 - 16, 2020


January 17 – February 13, 2020

Open 10:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m. Fridays - Tuesday
Tours offered ONLY on the hour Monday & Tuesday
Closed on Wednesday & Thursday

February 14 - May 21, 2020

Open 10:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.

May 22 – June 25, 2020

Open 10:00am – 7:00pm on Fridays & Saturdays
Open 10:00am – 5:00pm Sundays – Thursdays

June 26 – October 31, 2020

Open daily 10:00am – 7:00pm
July 4: Closed at 5:00 pm for Independence Day
September 13: Closed at 1:00 pm for our annual fundraising event

November 1 - December 31, 2020

November 1 - November 29
Open daily 10:00am – 5:00pm
November 26: Closed for Thanksgiving

December 1 - December 31
Open daily 10:00am – 5:00pm
Tours offered ONLY on the hour Monday - Thursday

December 24: Closed at 2:00 pm for Christmas Eve
December 25: Closed for Christmas
December 31: Closed at 2:00 pm for New Year’s Eve


Seniors (65+) ...........$16.00
College (with ID).......$16.00
Young Adult (13-18)..$16.00
Child (Age 5-12)........$11.00*
Child (Under 5)........ FREE*
*Must be accompanied by an adult
Outside doors of the Seaman's Visitor Center

Free Tours for Salem Residents

Salem residents can enjoy free admission to The House of the Seven Gables. Just provide proof of residency to enjoy this offer.



The House of the Seven Gables
115 Derby Street
Salem, Mass 01970


When planning a visit to The House of Seven Gables, here’s everything you’ll need to know. If you have any questions when preparing for your visit, please reach out to our staff and we can assist you. By visiting The House of the Seven Gables, you agreed to follow our Visitor Guidelines.


The House of the Seven Gables offers written translations of The Gables tour in Brazilian Portuguese, Cantonese, French, German, Italian, Japanese, Mandarin, and Spanish. Groups of 10 guests or less have the option to use audio tour wands in the above languages. To arrange for written tour translations for groups larger than 10 people click here.


To allow for the enjoyment of all visitors to The House of the Seven Gables and to help us care for our buildings, collections, and landscapes, we appreciate your compliance with our guidelines for personal and professional photography. Personal/recreational photography is candid, souvenir-type photography using a non-paid photographer. The photographs are not to be used commercially. Recreational photography for personal use is allowed during guided tours, with the exception of the month of October. Professional photography is any session using a paid photographer or any professional-style shoot, including wedding, family, or special event portraits. Professional photography is permitted when approved in advance, requires a signed contract between the photographer and The Gables along with a certificate of insurance.

The House of the Seven Gables may photograph or film its events and public programs. Unless you notify the photographer on site otherwise, your attendance at an event or program grants The House of the Seven Gables permission to display and/or publish any photographs in which you appear. For any questions, please contact Click here to review our full policy.


Due to the nature of the architecture at The Gables’ campus, our historic house museums are not wheelchair accessible. Our visitor center, restrooms, Colonial Revival gardens, grounds, and a portion of our Museum Store are wheelchair accessible. Information is available for visitors that cannot access our historic house museums.

Tours and performances last approximately 30-40 minutes and take place on multiple levels in our 17th- and 18th-century houses. Visitors are standing, walking, or climbing stairs during these experiences. Information is available about the rooms for those that cannot access any portion of the tour.