The House of the Seven Gables welcomes you to experience Salem’s newest Christmas tradition. This December, surround yourself with the spirit of the season as Christmas scenes from famous works of literature including Little Women, A Christmas Carol, A child’s Christmas in Wales and The Diary of Anne Frank are brought to life for audiences in the rooms of the historic Gables itself. This theatrical experience is sure to enliven guests of all ages and transform The House of the Seven Gables into a living illustration of Christmas.
Admission for A Classic Christmas is: adults $12.50, children age 5-12 $7.50, children under five free. Member discount $2.00/ticket. Performances begin every 10 minutes and last approximately 30 minutes. Reservations are recommended and may be made by calling 978-744-0991 ext. 104.
Did you know that Christmas was banned in New England for nearly two centuries? This December, The House of the Seven Gables offers guests a special tour blending the unique history of the mansion with the little known history of Christmas in colonial Massachusetts. Explore the maritime, architectural and literary history of the house and discover Christmas’ transformation from a rowdy seasonal celebration to the peaceful family-centered traditions we recognize today. The rooms of the mansion will be decorated for the holiday tour.
See the great House of the Seven Gables aglow as Hawthorne saw it in his time! This year, we are reintroducing Lantern Tours, and visitors can learn about New England’s Christmas traditions while viewing the rooms subtly illuminated, as they were in Hawthorne’s day. Christmas Eve, Christmas Day and New Year’s Eve excluded. Admission for Christmas & Lantern Tours is: adults $12.50, seniors 65 and older or AAA Members $11.50, children age 5-12 $7.50, children under five free, and member discount $2.00/ticket.
Presented by Virginia Eskin, Classical Pianist and Clarion Award Recipient for First Ladies of Music. Live music is the highlight of this lecture. Just in time for the holidays, Ms Eskin will discuss and perform music from 18th century New England. Christmas Eve, Christmas Day and New Lecture Admission: $5 Members, $10 Non-members.