Plan Your Visit

The 2020 Visitor Experience

The House of the Seven Gables will be opening phased visitor experiences at our historic site beginning in early June. We will have updates on this page for planning an in-person visit or enjoying virtual content.

Please note: We will have a variety of safety measures in place to ensure a healthy experience for our staff and visitors. Compliance with these regulations will be required.

Initial regulations will include the use of face coverings, maintaining social distance, and good hand hygiene.

We reserve the right to refuse visitors who do not comply with our safety regulations.

Date What’s Offered?
Early June Gardens-only experience with a suggested donation request
TBD Exterior audio tour and gardens experience with online ticket
TBD Modified, guided site experience that will allow limited access to select interior spaces

 

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

House of Seven Gables Hours

January 1 - 16, 2020

Closed

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

March 13 - May 31, 2020

Closed

June 1 - June 30, 2020

OFFICIAL OPENING DATE SUBJECT TO CHANGE

Gardens open daily 10:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.
$10 suggested donation

July 1 - October 31, 2020

TBD

November 1 - December 31, 2020

TBD

November 26: Closed for Thanksgiving
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

Rates

June Gardens-only .... $10 suggested donation
Audio Tour and Gardens .... TBD
Modified Site Experience ... TBD
*Must be accompanied by an adult
Outside doors of the Seaman's Visitor Center

Free experiences for Salem residents

Salem residents can enjoy free admission to The House of the Seven Gables. In 2020, we suggest calling for a reservation for any experience we offer. Proof of residency will be required upon entry.

Free experiences for Gables members

Gables members can enjoy free admission to The House of the Seven Gables based on membership level. In 2020, we suggest calling for a reservation for any experience we offer. Proof of membership will be required upon entry.

Complimentary pass holders

In 2020, we suggest calling for a reservation for any experience we offer. Complimentary passes will be required upon entry.

GETTING TO THE GABLES

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

ENHANCE YOUR VISIT

Visitors can enhance their in-person experience with these activities from the Witch City Writers.

VISITOR GUIDELINES

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.

INTERNATIONAL GUESTS

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

PHOTOGRAPHY POLICY

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 jarrison@7gables.org. Click here to review our full policy.

ACCESSIBILITY/LIMITED MOBILITY

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.