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The House of the Seven Gables

115 Derby Street, Salem, MA 01970

DISCOVER one of the most prosperous seaports in the colonies. Follow sea captains and former owners John Turner and Samuel Ingersoll as they brave voyages on the high seas and build luxury at home during Salem’s Golden Age of Sail.

ENTER the world of Salem native, Nathaniel Hawthorne. His visits to this mansion, owned by his cousin Susanna Ingersoll, inspired him to write the classic novel, The House of the Seven Gables in 1851. Uncover the fascinating story of Hawthorne’s life and writings while visiting his birthplace, built about 1750 and relocated to this site in 1958.

EXPERIENCE three centuries of architecture and decorative style as you visit this exquisite National Historic Landmark. Surround yourself with some of the country’s first and finest Georgian interiors meticulously restored to their original 18th century appearance.

STROLL through spectacular waterfront Colonial Revival gardens. Historic plant varieties, which flourish well into autumn, have provided a lush oasis for over a century.

BROWSE in our Museum Store where you will find elegant gifts, books and unique souvenirs in a 17th century interior.

SUPPORT community service at The House of the Seven Gables. Beginning with its founding in 1910, The House of the Seven Gables has dedicated a portion of its revenue to support programs which serve Salem’s immigrant population and at-risk youth. A portion of your admission today assures the future of this century-old mission.