The House of the Seven Gables, Salem

4.5
#1 of 100 in Things to do in Salem
Must see · Historic Site · History Museum
The House of the Seven Gables embodies Salem's rich history. The house was built in 1668 for Captain John Turner, one of the wealthiest men in the Massachusetts Colony. Nathaniel Hawthorne immortalized the building in an 1851 gothic novel that carries the house’s name. Today, the mansion is a nonprofit museum that celebrates American history and Hawthorne's work. The museum offers guided tours through immaculate gardens and rooms equipped with historically accurate antiques. There are regular educational events, workshops, and period performances. Check the online schedule to see what’s on during your visit and to make reservations. To visit The House of the Seven Gables and other attractions in Salem, use our Salem road trip site.
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  • I would love to give it a great review, but when we arrived - it was closed as were the gardens... Closed Wednesday and Thursday. I drove 2 hours to tour this.  more »
  • Visited here a couple years ago when in Salem. Interesting place and worth a visit if you are in Salem especially if you are a literature fan!  more »
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  • The tour guide we had was amazing. I can't remember his name, but he was fantastic. We absolutely loved the atmosphere. The garden and houses are gorgeous. Their gift shop is so quaint and adorable. All in all, awesome. Wonderful historical tour. My future husband and I really hope to have our wedding there someday.
  • I had my dream come true vow renewal here and can’t recommend it enough! Yes the place is clearly beyond gorgeous—inside and out—but the event staff helped make things perfect. Deb was FANTASTIC and so laid back w/helping me secure my special day. She even pulled out “extras” when we did photography inside the house which helped make beautiful pictures even better. Very grateful for everything!
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