17th Century Saturdays at The House of the Seven Gables
June 3 @ 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
During 17th Century Saturdays at The House of the Seven Gables, you’ll be able to immerse yourself in four centuries of history at our National Historic Landmark District site. Enjoy a guided tour of the famed House of the Seven Gables followed by a Living History Lab in the 1682 Hooper-Hathaway House. Our Museum Store is located in the c. 1655 Retire Beckett House—thought to be one of Salem’s oldest homes. Enjoy an audio tour or just a quiet stroll through our Seaside Gardens to round out your day.
In 2017, this regional event coincides with Life and Labor Weekends at The Gables. View our annual exhibit about work over four centuries or check out one of the unique, historic work demonstrations happening at selected times on site.
*On June 3, The Gables will be offering free garden passes as part of a region-wide open house. The garden pass allows visitors to explore our seaside gardens, learn about the National Historic Landmark District with the UniGuide app, and participate in a Living History Lab at the 1682 Hooper-Hathaway House. Guided tours of The Gables are available with regular admission. Please visit www.7Gables.org for rates and hours.
Non-Members: Garden passes, Free; Guided tours are $14.00 for adults, please visit www.7Gables.org to get rates for your party.
The House of the Seven Gables is partnering with North of Boston and other seventeenth-century historic sites to share Essex County’s unique architecture and artifacts from America’s First Period (1625–1725) of European settlement. Explore these architectural treasures and discover what it was like to live in Essex County during America’s first century. 17th Century Saturdays from June through October on the first Saturday of the month. First Period properties throughout the area will be open to the public, many offering special tours, and theater and art events.