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The Gables celebrates Salem’s So Sweet with cookies, crafts and a new self-guided tour

February 11, 2017 @ 10:00 am - February 12, 2017 @ 5:00 am

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Fall in love with The House of the Seven Gables all over again.

The House of the Seven Gables woos visitors with delicious sweet treats and Valentine’s crafts on Saturday and Sunday, February 11 and 12. In a weekend of celebrations, The Gables joins the Salem’s So Sweet festivities with a lineup of fun, family activities.

As part of the weekend events, two historic properties, The Gables and Ye Olde Pepper Candy Companie, are installing an ice sculpture in their Derby Street neighborhood. Visitors are invited to view the sculpture and see how the artist interprets these two iconic sites in a single, ephemeral work of art.

Visitors can also take advantage of a 10 percent discount in the Museum Store on February 11 and 12. Free passes to explore the grounds are available, as well as The Gables’ new audio tour of the grounds, available through the UniGuide app on Google Play and the App Store. Be among the first to try it out!

Activities include:

Ice sculpture viewing: February 11 and 12, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Free cookie decorating: February 11 and 12, noon to 3 p.m.
Valentine’s craft workshop with sweet treats: Sunday, February 12, 1 to 3 p.m. Sponsored by Salem Parks, Recreation, and Community Services. Led by local artist Linda Abbene. The cost for this craft workshop is $5 a person or $20 for the family. Those interested may register at

At 115 Derby St., Salem, Massachusetts. Some parking is available.

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

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February 11, 2017 @ 10:00 am
February 12, 2017 @ 5:00 am
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