House of the Seven Gables

This spectacular seaside National Historic Landmark District features our flagship property, The House of the Seven Gables. Built in 1668, The Gables is the oldest wooden framed mansion in New England. Professional guides welcome student, scout, and homeschool groups throughout the year. Together they explore the architecture of the mansion, climb its famed hidden staircase, and learn about Salem’s maritime history as well as the legacy of Nathaniel Hawthorne, author of The House of the Seven Gables. Guests also enjoy touring Nathaniel Hawthorne’s Birthplace, strolling through magnificent three-season gardens, and visiting the unique museum store located in Retire-Becket House (c1655). Group rates available.
 
Contact Info
Address: 115 Derby St., Salem, MA 01970. Essex County. Tel: 978-744-0991, ext 104. Fax: 978-745-5391. Email: rconary@7gables.org. Website: www.7gables.org. Hrs: Vary. 

Trip Info
Grade Level: All grades. Activity Type: Day Trips, Guided Tours. Recomm. Length of Visit: 1.5 hours. Cost: Fee. 
 
SUPPORTS CLASSROOM LEARNING IN: Social Studies.
SUPPORTS SCOUT BADGES IN: Social Studies. 

Lesson Plan To Enrich This Class Trip

Historic Site Lesson Plan

While visiting one of the many historical sites around the country, such as Philadelphia’s Independence Hall or Washington D.C.’s National Mall, consider reasons for preserving them. They are historically significant and can be visited, toured, and admired. Students learn about the historical relevance of specific historical sites and the importance of preserving these sites.... Continue