The House of Seven Gables, Salem

House of Seven Gables

This 1668 Salem captain's home, a prime example of Colonial Revival architecture and the inspiration for Nathaniel Hawthorne's 1851 novel The House of the Seven Gables, is the major building on a campus that is its own National Historic District.  It is used to educate the public about the life and literature of Nathaniel Hawthorne and the history of the Settlement House Movement of the 19th century.  Nathaniel Hawthorne's Birthplace home, moved to the campus in 1958, is also part of the site.