Try as we might to mitigate the damage of COVID-19 on the retail and entertainment businesses in Salem, some things seem to be inevitable. The following statement was released by The Staff at The House of the Seven Gables this afternoon:
As the local COVID-19 numbers continue to rise, The House of the Seven Gables has made the decision to close for the season. If you would like to come by for a last-minute gift or a walk on our grounds, we’ll be open from 10:00 a.m. – noon on Friday, December 18.
Our reopening plans for winter and beyond are to be determined.
We have been open in a variety of capacities since late May 2020. The health of safety of our staff and visitors have been our top priority. We have had a wonderful time welcoming you back this season and appreciate all you have done to support our work. With safety as a top priority, we are canceling all in-person reservations and closing our Museum Store indefinitely.
If you have purchased tickets to visit us in the coming weeks, you will hear from us soon with details on donating the value of your tickets to our nonprofit historic site. The Gables will also gladly issue a refund, but your donation will help us to reopen on a strong foundation in 2021.
As the long winter approaches, we hope you’ll remember The House of the Seven Gables. We plan on offering several virtual and online experiences. Our 2021 event calendar will be updated in the coming weeks. You can support our work with a donation or membership. Stay connected with us on our social media channels (links below) for special live events and mini-tours
Our virtual package allows you to explore The House of the Seven Gables from the comfort and safety of home. Once purchased you can enjoy unlimited access to a15-minute guided tour through the famed mansion and a link for a *brand-new* 3D experience – explore the mansion like never before!
The House of the Seven Gables will host two online book clubs – encouraging you to cozy up this winter with a good read. Our first meeting will take place on January 14, 2021 at 6:30 p.m. Our first stories will be 20 Days with Julian and Little Bunny by Papa.
We look forward to welcoming you back to The House of the Seven Gables in 2021. Wishing you health and well-being in the coming weeks and months.