House Of The Seven GablesCurrently Closed
- Address: 115 Derby St, Salem, MA 01970, USA, United States
- Timings: 10:00 am - 05:00 pm Details
- Phone: +1-9787440991
- Ticket Price: 14 USD
- Time Required: 01:30 Hrs
- Tags: Family And Kids
House Of The Seven Gables - Review
Built in the year 1668, House of the seven Gables was once the house of Captain John Turner, who along with his family stayed for three generations. Turned into a historical attraction by Caroline Emmerton during the early 20th century, House of the Seven Gables is one of the popular attractions of the modern era that is frequented by tourists. House of the Seven Gables also served as an inspiration for the famous American author Nathaniel Hawthorne's novel 'The House of the Seven Gables'. When you are done with exploring the House of the Seven Gables, do head to the Nathaniel Hawthorne Birthplace which is in close proximity. Set closer to the seaside, House of the Seven Gables is a refreshing place to visit to soak in the history of the city of Salem.
House Of The Seven Gables Information
- The admission fees also includes a tour of Nathaniel Hawthorne Birthplace which is close by.
House Of The Seven Gables Ticket Prices
- Seniors (65+): $13.00
- College Student (with ID): $13.00
- Young Adult (Age 13-18): $11.00
- Children (Age 5-12): $9.00
- Children (Under 5): Free
- Other performances cost extra. For info on that check with the management.
House Of The Seven Gables Hours
- The timings are subject to change without notice so check with the management before visiting.
How To reach House Of The Seven Gables by Public Transport
- Rent a car or hire a taxi.
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Things to Know Before Visiting House Of The Seven Gables
95% of people who visit Salem include House Of The Seven Gables in their plan
11 AM - 12 PM
56.16% of people start their House Of The Seven Gables visit around 11 AM - 12 PM
1 Hr 30 Minutes
People usually take around 1 Hr 30 Minutes to see House Of The Seven Gables
79.62% of people prefer to travel by car while visiting House Of The Seven Gables
House Of The Seven Gables Trips
House Of The Seven Gables, Salem Reviews
My wife and I found this tour to be very interesting and unique. Our tour guide, Terri, was great. Secret doors and staircases are always fun. The story of the house, people who lived their and background information on the book by the same name was interesting. We were running short on time so we only spent about an hour here. I think an hour and half... maybe 2 hours would have been better.
Awesome historical tour! Going during the day is nice because you can see everything better and take pictures outside, but going on the last tour in the evening will be a better tour experience. Thank you to Adam (I hope that's his name), that was a great tour tonight!
We went on a guided tour of the building. It is beautifully restored. Some of the restoration is inauthentic to how the house was originally as things were added to make the house resemble the descriptions in Hawthorne's novel. I did, however, learn a lot. Like, Hawthorne never actually saw the house with all 7 gables! Hawthorne's birth home is also on the property. Our tour guide was incredibly knowledgeable and answered all of the questions thrown his way. I would highly recommend a visit.
Our tour guide was pleasant and knowledgeable. A beautiful museum filled with fun facts about the home and the corresponding book that was inspired by it. But don't worry, you don't have to have read the book to enjoy the tour, but you might want to after!
DON’T BRING YOUR TODDLER HERE! This place is gorgeous, but the staff was rude, uptight, and self-righteous. We brought our kids (2 and 6) because the website makes it appear like a place for kids to learn, and they say kids under 4 are free. We bought our tickets from the teller and were told where to meet for the tour. Before the tour even started, a staff member publicly told us in front of our group that if we couldn’t keep our 2 year old quiet, they would tell us to leave. He was making noise, but wasn’t being overly loud. Just making any noise a 2 year old would. We tried as hard as we could to keep him distracted and quiet, but the house was too small for a stroller, so toddlers need to be carried. At this point, our toddler started letting out some cries because he wanted to explore like a toddler would, but we told him that he couldn’t be put down. Again, the tour guide came to us and told us if he wouldn’t be quiet, they’d have to ask us to leave. We tried as hard as we could, but like I said, he wanted to be put down, and we couldn’t so he let out some whines. The tour guide stopped the tour and escorted us out in front of the whole group. It was so embarrassing. I have no issue with them wanting a quiet crowd while giving the tour, but I was so furious at how they handled it. They gave us no warning when we bought our tickets that they would need us to keep him dead silent, and instead decided to embarrass us in front of the whole group. They refunded us our money with no issue, but they need to make it clear to parents with young children that they need them to be completely silent during the tour. They handled this in a completely unprofessional and without empathy.