The House of the Seven Gables is inviting residents of Essex and Suffolk Counties to include the Gables in their summer itineraries for half price. A special "two-for-one" ticket is being offered to all residents of the 38 cities and towns in the two counties, including Boston, Salem, Newburyport, Gloucester, Ipswich, Beverly and Marblehead. Proper ID must be shown to receive the discounted ticket.
Built in 1668 by Captain John Turner, the House of the Seven Gables is a National Historic Landmark, and the last great colonial mansion house in New England. The house inspired Salem native Nathaniel Hawthorne to write his famous novel The House of the Seven Gables in 1851. Guided tours of the Gables include the famous “secret staircase” and restored 18th century interiors reflecting the opulence of Salem’s Golden Age of Sail. The historic site features Nathaniel Hawthorne’s boyhood home built in 1750 and moved to The Gables in 1958. Located on Salem Harbor, the mansion features Colonial Revival gardens with sweeping views of the water and Marblehead.
The Gables was restored and opened as a historic house museum in 1910 to generate revenue to support Settlement House work with the newly arriving immigrant community surrounding The Gables. The Gables continues this legacy of community service through partnerships to serve immigrant youth and under-privileged children from Salem. In addition, The Gables has partnered with North Shore Elder services to host the Over the Rainbow supper club one evening each month. This innovative award winning program for seniors of the LGBT community provides an opportunity to get together for good food and camaraderie. Participants come from the North Shore and Boston area.
Bring a friend, bring a picnic, and spend the day at The House of the Seven Gables! The Gables is located at 115 Derby Street, Salem, Massachusetts. Open seven days a week from 10:00am to 7:00pm. For more information please contact us at 978-744-0991 x116 or 7gables.org.