House of the Seven Gables

115 Derby Street
Salem, MA 01970

Discover 330 years of Salem's history as you experience this collection of historic buildings located on Salem Harbor. When you arrive at The House of the Seven Gables - which constitutes its own national historic district on The National Register of Historic places - professional guides will warmly greet you for an unforgettable historical experience. Outside, spectacular seaside gardens await you. Inside of The House of the Seven Gables, also known as the Turner-Ingersoll Mansion, you will discover a mysterious secret staircase where you least expect it! Built in 1668, this is the oldest surviving 17th century wooden mansion in New England.

The House of the Seven Gables inspired author Nathaniel Hawthorne to write his legendary novel of the same name.  Hawthorne's birthplace is also at the historic site, as well as spectacular seaside gardens, a modern visitor center and a museum shop.


January 1, 2015 – January 15, 2015 Closed January 16, 2015 – June 25, 2015 10:00 am to 5:00 pm June 26, 2015 – November 1, 2015 10:00 am to 7:00 pm November 2, 2015 – December 30, 2015 10:00 am to 5:00 pm Please note that The House of the Seven Gables will be closing early at 5:00PM on Saturday, July 4th. The above hours are subject to change without notice. Please note the following exceptions to the above operating hours: Closed on Wednesdays from January 1 through March 29, 2015, except for February 18 Closed at 2:00 pm on Sunday, Sep. 20, 2015 for Taste of the Gables Closed at 2:00 pm on Christmas Eve and New Year’s Eve Closed Thanksgiving, Christmas, and New Year’s Day Tours and performances last approximately 30—40 minutes and take place on multiple levels in our 17th and 18th Century period homes. Visitors are standing, walking or climbing stairs during these experiences. Guided tours are offered periodically throughout the day. Last tour begins at closing.


All year (excluding October), residents of Salem will be able to enjoy free guided tours and stroll through the waterfront gardens of The House of the Seven Gables. The House of the Seven Gables has been dedicated to strengthening the community for more than a century, and would like to continue this mission by giving back to Salem residents. Just provide proof of residency to enjoy this wonderful offer. Adults $12.50 Student (Age 5-12) $7.50* Seniors (65 and older) $11.50 *Must be accompanied by an adult OCTOBER PERFORMANCES Legacy of the Hanging Judge $15.00 Spirits of the Gables $15.00 Combination (any two special events in the same evening) $28.00 To purchase tickets for our October evening performances, please visit

Driving Directions: 

From Route 128, take exit 25A for Route 114 From Route 128, take Exit 25A (Route 114 East) to Salem. Follow Route 114 into Salem where it will become North Street, then Summer Street.Turn left onto Norman Street. Go straight through the traffic light onto Derby Street. Follow Derby Street through the traffic light.Continue straight on Derby Street. The house is three blocks ahead on the right.


  • Family Friendly
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  • Self guided


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  • Early Settlement Trail
  • Gardens
  • Museums
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