Plan Your Visit

The Fall 2020 Visitor Experience

The 2020 Gardens and Grounds Experience is a safe, fun, and informative way to visit and support The House of the Seven Gables in an open-air setting. Visitors will receive:

  • Access to a 30-minute narrated historic site tour using a personal electronic device (i.e. phone or tablet)
  • A historic garden guide and site map
  • Access to the historic gardens, Museum Store, and Visitor Center for up to one hour. There is no access to any other buildings.
  • Families are welcome to request a scavenger hunt upon arrival.

We are excited to welcome you, but ask that you review the following guidelines before purchasing your tickets:

  • Starting on September 21, the only way to access the historic site is by purchasing advance tickets online. Visitors will not be able to enter the site without an advance ticket purchase.
  • On-time arrival is mandated. Late entry will not be allowed and there are no refunds for late arrivals.
  • The House of the Seven Gables is following all state and local guidance for COVID-19. All visitors must wear suitable face covering at all times, maintain 6 feet of physical distance with staff and other parties, and practice healthy hand hygiene. We have extremely limited occupancy and all visits will be limited to one hour. Visitors who don’t comply may be asked to leave without a refund.
  • The 2020 experience is rain or shine. No refunds will be given for inclement weather.
  • Only trained, certified service animals are allowed. Pets are not allowed.
  • Discounted tickets are ONLY available for Gables and NARM members and Salem residents. You will be asked to provide proof of membership or residency upon check-in. If you do not have this documentation, you will need to pay full price.


A family explores the gardens at The House of the Seven Gables

House of Seven Gables Hours

July 10 - September 20, 2020

Gardens open with no interior access except for the Visitor Center and Museum Store.
Admission will include garden and grounds access, an audio tour for your own device about the site, and a link for the Virtual Tour of the Turner-Ingersoll Mansion.
Friday - Tuesday
11:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.

September 21 - November 11, 2020

Gardens open with no interior access except for the Visitor Center and Museum Store.
Admission will include garden and grounds access, an audio tour for your own device about the site, and a link for the Virtual Tour of the Turner-Ingersoll Mansion.
10:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.

November 12 - December 31, 2020


November 26: Closed for Thanksgiving
December 25: Closed for Christmas

January 1 - March 31, 2021


April 1 - June 30, 2021


July 1 - December 31, 2021



Adults .......... $11
Children 12 & Under .......... $7.00
Children Under 5 ......... Free
Gables Members .......... FREE
*Must be accompanied by an adult

Free experiences for Salem residents

Salem residents can enjoy free admission to The House of the Seven Gables. Use discount code 01970OCT2020 to reserve your tickets.

If you do not provide proof of residency, you will need to pay full price. Valid proof of residency includes a state-issued photo ID with a current address, Salem Public Schools ID, or Salem State University ID.


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.

Additional safety measures will be in place to ensure a healthy experience for our staff and visitors. Compliance with these regulations will be required. We reserve the right to refuse visitors who do not comply with our safety regulations.


The House of the Seven Gables offers an interactive site map in Brazilian Portuguese, Cantonese, French, German, Italian, Japanese, Mandarin, and Spanish.


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.