Discover a Historical Treasure
Surround yourself with the rich history of Massachusetts while exploring a house made famous by Nathaniel Hawthorne’s novel The House of the Seven Gables.
Constituting its own National Historic Landmark District, our 2 1/2 acre museum campus includes carefully preserved 17th and 18th century period homes, three-season Colonial Revival Gardens and breathtaking views of Salem Harbor, Derby Wharf, and the tall ship Friendship. During your visit you can…
Explore the Turner-Ingersoll Mansion (1668), better known as The House of the Seven Gables. Our professional guides will lead you on a 35 minute tour that introduces two prosperous merchant families, the Turners and Ingersolls, and reveals some of the earliest Georgian-style interiors. Guests also learn about Salem’s maritime history and Nathaniel Hawthorne’s connection to this legendary home.
Learn about the legacy of Nathaniel Hawthorne at his Birthplace (c.1750). The famous author of The Scarlet Letter and The House of the Seven Gables was born in this house on July 4, 1804 and lived there as a small child. Examine our galleries of items owned by Hawthorne and his family, as well as furnished examples of mid-18th century rooms.
Shop in The Museum Store located in the oldest building on the property, the historic Retire Beckett House (1655). Stocked with exclusive items, unique gifts, books and souvenirs, the store is the perfect place to shop for guests of all ages.