SALEM — The House of the Seven Gables is pleased to invite residents from Hamilton and Wenham to a free guided tour of the celebrated mansion made famous by Salem author Nathaniel Hawthorne and his novel, “The House of the Seven Gables.”
Hamilton & Wenham Welcome Home Day is set for Sunday, January 20. The National Historic Landmark, home to six historic properties including Hawthorne’s birthplace, is open from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Tour times vary throughout the day. Residents and their family members are asked to show valid identification to take advantage of the free offer.
Those taking the house tour will enjoy hearing some of the dramatic stories of 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. Pieces owned by Hawthorne and his family are on display in the house, as well as furnished mid-18th-century rooms. Of special note is the fact that the mansion turned 350 years old in 2018.
The House of the Seven Gables is located at 115 Derby Street in Salem, Massachusetts. Some onsite parking is available.