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The House of the Seven Gables

115 Derby St., Salem, MA 01970

The House of the Seven Gables (also known as the Turner House or Turner-Ingersoll Mansion) is a 1668 colonial mansion in Salem, Massachusetts. The house is now a non-profit museum. It was built for Captain John Turner, and it stayed with the family for three generations. It was made famous by American author Nathaniel Hawthorne's 1851 novel The House of the Seven Gables. The Nathaniel Hawthorne Birthplace is now immediately adjacent to the House of the Seven Gables, and access to it is granted with the regular admission fee. Although it is the house in which Hawthorne was born and lived to the age of four, the house was sited a few blocks away on Union Street when he inhabited it. On March 29, 2007, the House of the Seven Gables Historic District was designated a National Historic Landmark District.

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