House of the Seven Gables
Yin Yu Tang
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 Maritime National Historic Site
This National Historic Site comprises the Custom House, the wharves and the other buildings along Derby St that are remnants of the...
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...
Lonely Planet review
‘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 about Salem's most famous house, 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.