The House of the Seven Gables 115 Derby St, Salem, MA01970 The House of the Seven Gables is a must-see for Salem tourists and residents alike. This home, built in 1668, has…More inspired visitors for centuries, including author Nathaniel Hawthorne, who penned the book The House of the Seven Gables in 1851. This historic monument offers guided tours, beautiful landscaped grounds, a kids' learning space and many special events throughout the year. The property also boasts a beautiful and popular outdoor event space for weddings and other events.
Phillips House Museum 1821 34 Chestnut St, Salem, MA01970 The Phillips House Museum 1821 is a Colonial Revival mansion in the McIntire Historic District, and the only…More property on Chestnut Street open to the public. Originally built by sea captain Nathaniel West, the home was expanded and renovated in the early 1900s by Anna and Stephen Willard Phillips. The home contains a museum run by the private organization Historic New England. Tours begin every half hour.
Gedney House 21 High St, Salem, MA01970 The Gedney House is a national historic landmark whose early portion was built in 1665. It was a single family home…More until the Gedney family sold it in 1773 to Benjamin Cox, who used it as an investment property for the next 25 years. Around 1800, Cox added two townhouse-style ells to the west elevation of the house, converting it into a multi-family dwelling. During the years that followed, it served as a boarding house and tenement in what was then Salem’s Italian-American neighborhood. In 1967, Historic New England acquired the house as it was being prepared for demolition. The house is significant not only for its framing, but also for its evidence of early decorative finishes in the hall chamber and parlor. Three successive color schemes, the earliest of which is believed to date to the house's construction, were discovered in the hall chamber. This evidence was preserved by the addition of plaster ceilings, beam casings, and paneled walls by the mid-eighteenth century. The location offers tours on the hour and admission is free for Historic New England members and Salem residents; $5 for adults, $4 for seniors and $2.50 for students.
Salem Inn 7 Summer St, Salem, MA01970 Founded in 1983, Salem Inn offers 40 guest rooms and suites in three historic homes, each within walking distance…More of Salem's waterfront, shops and restaurants. The Captain West House, which is pet-friendly, features a breakfast room and garden courtyard. Salem Inn's other properties, Curwen House and Peabody House, are smaller but offer similar amenities. Each house is decorated with antiques, and several of the rooms have working fireplaces. Other amenities include cable TV, air conditioning, telephones, private baths, ironing boards, hair dryers and coffee makers. A two-night minimum stay is required from April 17 to September 30. Room rates increase during the month of October.
A Salem presence since 1799, the Peabody Essex Museum is the oldest running museum in the United…More States. It specializes in collecting and displaying maritime and Asian art, boasting one of the largest collections in the United States.
Visitors to the museum can walk through The Yin Yu Tang House, a Chinese home from the early 1900s that is on display as part of The Yin Yu Tang Special Art Exhibition. The home, taken from China, has been reconstructed in Salem.
The museum runs a historic Salem house tour and an interactive Art and Nature Center designed for children. The Peabody Essex Museum is also home to the Phillips Library, which specializes in books about Asian art and culture, along with the Atrium Cafe & Garden Restaurant.