The House of the Seven Gables is at 115 Derby St. The site comprises a collection of First Period buildings, including New England's oldest surviving wooden mansion, the 1668 Turner-Ingersoll Mansion, which inspired Nathaniel Hawthorne's classic novel. Also on the grounds—from which a panorama of Salem Harbor can be seen—are the author's 1804 birthplace, the 1655 Retire Beckett House and seaside period gardens. Guided tours of The House of the Seven Gables and Hawthorne's birthplace are included.
Guided tours are available. Food is available.
$15; $14 (ages 65+ and students with ID); $12 (ages 13-18); $10 (ages 5-12).
Hours: Daily 10-7, early June-early Nov.; 10-5, mid-Feb. to early June and early Nov. through Dec. 31; Fri.-Tues. 10-5, mid-Jan. to mid-Feb. Closed Jan. 1, Thanksgiving, Christmas Eve and Christmas. Phone ahead to confirm schedule.