Grounds Pass Ticket



The Grounds Pass is a safe, fun, and informative way to visit and support The House of the Seven Gables in an open-air setting. Visitors will receive:

  • Access to a 30-minute narrated historic site tour using a personal electronic device (i.e. phone or tablet)
  • A map of the historic site.
  • A link to a virtual video tour of The House of the Seven Gables & a self-guided 3D tour link.
  • Families are welcome to request a scavenger hunt upon arrival.
  • Please note: the Grounds Pass does not include interior access to our historic buildings.


Your ticket purchase is an agreement to the following disclaimers and our Visitor Service Guidelines.

All sales are final.

  • COVID-19 Safety Precautions: The House of the Seven Gables is following all state and local guidance for COVID-19. All visitors must wear suitable face covering at all times and maintain 6 feet of physical distance from our staff. Visitors who don't comply may be asked to leave without a refund.

  • No interior access: The Grounds Pass does NOT include access to our historic interiors.

  • On-time arrival: Due to capacity restraints, we cannot accept late arrivals. No refunds will be offered for late arrivals.

  • Pets not allowed: Only service animals are allowed to accompany visitors to The House of the Seven Gables. Emotional support, therapy, and comfort animals are not permitted.

  • No refunds: All sales are final. Refunds are not available.


Does the grounds pass allow me to go INSIDE any buildings?

  • The grounds pass is an open-air experience and does NOT include access to any of our historic interiors. Ticket holders can access the Museum Store and restrooms.

Do I really need to wear a mask even though I am outside?

  • For the safety of our staff and other visitors, you must wear a face covering for your entire visit.
  • Massachusetts guidelines state that all people over the age of 5 must wear a mask when in public places.

Why is it more expensive to buy tickets in person?

  • We are trying to limit visitor contact with our staff and time in interiors. You can save $2/ticket just by purchasing it on your phone. If you want to buy on-site, the cost is $7.

Why can't I have a discount?

  • Our nonprofit historic site lost $1.5 million in income in 2020. We are working towards stabilizing our future and cannot offer discounts.
  • Limited discounted tickets are ONLY available for Gables and NARM members and Salem residents. These visitors will need to provide proof of membership or residency upon check-in or will be charged full price admission.