SALEM — On Sunday, February 9, residents living in Ipswich are invited, free of charge, to tour the Turner-Ingersoll mansion — more commonly known these days as The House of the Seven Gables. Every winter The Gables opens its doors to North Shore communities, without charge, so that the region’s families can spend quality time in the iconic mansion and take a tour with a seasoned guide. Family-friendly Living History Labs are also planned.
Sundays in winter are a fine time to explore an historic landmark with friends and family.
Absent the throngs of summertime tourists and staffed with welcoming, knowledgeable guides, The Gables offers visitors a newly created house tour filled with fresh insights and fascinating historical anecdotes.
The free tours for Ipswich residents are available on Sunday, February 9, from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. In addition, the fun Living History Labs, specially designed for families, will take place between 11 a.m. and 3 p.m. Families are welcome spend a morning or afternoon at The Gables, taking a
tour, participating in a history lab and exploring the beautiful waterfront National Historic Landmark property.
Ipswich families interested in taking part in these events are asked to bring valid identification. For more information, call 978-306-7003.
Spread the word about these additional Welcome Home Days:
Sunday, February 9: Ipswich
Sunday, February 23: Tri-Town
Sunday, March 1: Danvers
Sunday, March 8: Peabody
Sunday, March 15: Swampscott
Sunday, March 22: Lynn/Nahant