House of the Seven Gables
115 Derby St, Salem, MA978.744.0991 | website
- Neighborhood: Out of town
- Hours: Sun-Sat 10 am-5 pm, Sun-Sat 10 am-7 pm (July-Sept)
This circa-1668 mansion recently celebrated the 150th anniversary of the publication of the Nathaniel Hawthorne novel it inspired. The mansion is complete with secret stairways, a garden, a coffee shop, and a gift shop. Hour-long tours begin with a video presentation and proceed to Hawthorne's birthplace. Through June, open daily from 10 am to 5 pm. July through Sept, open daily from 10 am to 7 pm. Last tour begins at closing. Admission $11, $10 for seniors, $7.25 for children five to 12. Group rates available. Ticket prices for special events may vary.