That event alone seemed to have set off a firestorm of paranormal activity and anyone who has looked into salem s past surely knows about the house of the seven gables. The house is now a non profit museum with an admission fee charged for tours as well as an active settlement house with programs for children.
The house of the seven gables settlement association was founded in 1910 by caroline emmerton.
House of the seven gables salem. 233 reviews of the house of the seven gables a most informative tour which appeals to architecture buffs it s the oldest wooden mansion in the nation hawthorne ophiles it s is cousin s house and the basis of the book of the same name and history lovers the tour teaches all about salem s maritime history. In the book hawthorne explores themes of guilt retribution and atonement and colors the tale with suggestions of the supernatural and. The site itself is beautiful with gardens overlooking the sea.
Sun sat 10 00 am 4 00 pm. The house of the seven gables in 1668 merchant and ship owner john turner built a house on salem harbor that was destined to become one of america s most beloved historic homes. The house of the seven gables.
A romance is a gothic novel written beginning in mid 1850 by american author nathaniel hawthorne and published in april 1851 by ticknor and fields of boston the novel follows a new england family and their ancestral home. Designated a national historic landmark district in 2007 the house of the seven gables is best known today as the setting of world renowned american author nathaniel hawthorne s 1851 novel. Buy tickets in advance on tripadvisor.
The house of the seven gables made famous by american author nathaniel hawthorne s novel the house of the seven gables is a 1668 colonial mansion in salem massachusetts named for its gables. She restored the turner ingersoll mansion opened it as a museum and used proceeds from admission to support important social work. It was built for captain john turner and stayed with the family for three generations.
Salem massachusetts is known for its haunted history perhaps none more so than that of the salem witch trials of 1692. The house of the seven gables is open. If you book with tripadvisor you can cancel at least 24 hours before the start date of your tour for a full refund.
The house of the seven gables was built by a salem sea captain and merchant named john turner in 1668 and occupied by three generations of the turner family before being sold to captain samuel ingersoll in 1782.