PEABODY — The House of the Seven Gables is pleased to invite Marblehead residents to a full day of free admission and lively guided tours of the celebrated house made famous by Salem author Nathaniel Hawthorne and his novel, “The House of the Seven Gables.”
Marblehead Welcome Home Day is Sunday, February 12, from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Marblehead residents may explore the 2.5-acre National Historic Landmark District site including the Colonial Revival Gardens and a beautiful waterfront vista unparalleled in Salem. Other structures on the property include the house where Hawthorne was born on July 4, 1804, and lived as a child. The 1655 Retire Beckett House, also known as the Museum Store, is stocked with gift items unique to the historic site.
Those taking the house tour will enjoy hearing stories of the two prosperous merchant families, the Turners and Ingersolls. They resided in the house before it was purchased and restored by philanthropist Caroline Emmerton. The house is noted for its display of some of the earliest Georgian-style interiors. On exhibit are pieces owned by Hawthorne and his family, as well as furnished mid-18th century rooms.
The House of the Seven Gables is located at 115 Derby Street in Salem, Massachusetts. Some onsite parking is available. Marblehead residents and their families are asked to bring valid identification to enjoy this special day.
About The House of the Seven Gable Settlement Association
The mission of the House of the Seven Gables Settlement Association is to preserve its National Historic Landmark and leverage its power as an icon of American culture to engage diverse audiences and provide education opportunities for the local immigrant community. For more information visit www.7gables.org.