The Museum Best Known for Nathaniel Hawthorne’s 1851 Novel Has Reopened in Salem, Massachusetts
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It's so exhilarating to see the reopening of our New England arts community. Museums, theatres, and music venues, some of the hardest hit during this pandemic, have been on quite the pendulum as they've opened and closed off and on for two years. The larger venues have had an easier time opening, so it's always exciting to hear about our smaller, localized venues opening.
House of the Seven Gables Museum in Salem, which sits right on the picturesque harbor, is a literal and figurative symbol of New England. According to its website, it's finally reopening. This means we can step back in time to the heritage and literature that put it on the map.
So if you're ready to immerse yourself in pure New England culture and history, then it's time to delve into the museum that's best known for world-renowned author Nathaniel Hawthorne's greatest work, 'The House of Seven Gables'. Both ticketed and non-ticketed tours are back.
In 1668, merchant and ship-owner John Turner built a house on Salem Harbor that was destined to become one of America’s most beloved historic homes. Designated a National Historic Landmark District in 2007, The House of the Seven Gables is best known today as the setting of world-renowned American author Nathaniel Hawthorne’s 1851 novel.
This is perfectly timed, as March is National Women’s History Month as well. The museum is participating in Salem Women’s History day on March 27, where it will present a lecture entitled “The Women of The House of the Seven Gables and their Community”, according to its website. I mean, how New England can you get?
For tickets and more information, click here. House of the Seven Gables Museum is located at 115 Derby Street in Salem, Massachusetts.