House of the Seven Gables

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House of the Seven Gables information

Salem , USA
54 Turner St
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adult/teen/child $13/10/8
Opening hours
10am-7pm Jul-Oct, to 5pm Nov-Jun
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‘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.