House of the Seven Gables
Hocus Pocus Tours
It's called Hocus Pocus, but it's not hokey (or pokey). This is an informative, historically accurate overview of Salem's sordid past,...
Salem Pioneer Village
This outdoor, interactive museum was opened in 1930 to celebrate the state's tercentennial. Although the place has not been well...
Salem Maritime National Historic Site
This National Historic Site comprises the Custom House, the wharves and other buildings along Derby St that are remnants of the shipping...
In a Pig’s Eye
This dark, friendly pub boasts an eclectic menu of burgers and beef stroganoff, homemade soups and tasty salads, and ‘Pig’s Eye...
Derby Joe has quickly become beloved in Salem for its friendly owners, strong coffee, tasty sandwiches and non-stop chess tournament in...
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House of the Seven Gables information
‘Halfway down a by-street of one of our New England towns stands a rusty wooden house, with seven acutely peaked gables facing towards various points of the compass, and a huge clustered chimney in their midst.’ So wrote Nathaniel Hawthorne in his 1851 novel The House of Seven Gables .
The novel brings to life the gloomy Puritan atmosphere of early New England and its effects on the people’s psyches; the house does the same. Look for wonderful seaside gardens, many original furnishings and a mysterious secret staircase.