Behind the Canvas at the Phillips House

Enjoy a special tour highlighting the collection of international and American art at Phillips House. Learn about the family’s passion for collecting art and about the artists behind the canvas.

$10 Historic New England members
$15 nonmembers

Registration is required. Please call 978-744-0400 or register online.

Behind the Canvas at the Phillips House

Enjoy a special tour highlighting the collection of international and American art at Phillips House. Learn about the family’s passion for collecting art and about the artists behind the canvas.

$10 Historic New England members
$15 nonmembers

Registration is required. Please call 978-744-0400 or register online.

Bound for Gold: New Englanders Head for Adventure in 1849

Historical novelist William Martin’s next book, The Mother Lode, is due out in the fall of 2017. This work continues his lifelong epic of American history with the further adventures of Boston rare-book dealer Peter Fallon and his girlfriend, Evangeline Carrington. This time, they are headed to California, where their search for a lost journal takes them into the history of the Gold Rush and gets them into plenty of trouble, too. The journal follows a group of young men who journey by sea from staid Boston to wild San Francisco, then travel up into the gold country, where they confront greed, racism, and themselves in an epic tale of adventure. Join the author for the final lecture in the Seven Lectures at Seven Gables and learn about his research and writing process. A book signing will follow the lecture.

William Martin is the award-winning New York Times bestselling author of ten novels, a PBS documentary, book reviews, magazine articles, and a cult-classic horror movie, too. His first Peter Fallon novel, Back Bay, established him as “a master storyteller.” He has been following the lives of the great and anonymous in American history ever since and has taken readers from the Pilgrims to 9/​11. He was the 2005 recipient of the prestigious New England Book Award, given to an author “whose body of work stands as a significant contribution to the culture of the region.” In 2015, the USS CONSTITUTION Museum gave him the Samuel Eliot Morison Award for “patriotic pride, artful scholarship, and an eclectic interest in the sea and things maritime.” He lives near Boston with his wife and has three grown children.

Members: Free

Non-Members: $7.00

To reserve your spot for this lecture please CLICK HERE.  For more information please email groups@7gables.org, or call 978-744-0991 ext. 152.

Tales & Tombstones

Dusk transforms the city of Salem. As the city of renown seafarers and distinguished architecture fades into the shadows, a new Salem of the occult and paranormal emerges. Visit scenes of grisly murders and ghastly executions, hear tales of ghosts, both mischievous and malevolent, of Salem’s haunted hotels and restaurants of long forgotten underground passageways, ancient curses and legends of ghost ships and haunted islands. You will experience all of this and more as you ride the Salem Trolley’s Tales & Tombstones Tour and explore Salem of the Shadows. Tour is approximately 1 hour. Tour departs from our 8 Central Street office.

Tales & Tombstones runs in July, August, and October
Reservations are required – Tickets are available online as of June 1st

Tales & Tombstones

Dusk transforms the city of Salem. As the city of renown seafarers and distinguished architecture fades into the shadows, a new Salem of the occult and paranormal emerges. Visit scenes of grisly murders and ghastly executions, hear tales of ghosts, both mischievous and malevolent, of Salem’s haunted hotels and restaurants of long forgotten underground passageways, ancient curses and legends of ghost ships and haunted islands. You will experience all of this and more as you ride the Salem Trolley’s Tales & Tombstones Tour and explore Salem of the Shadows. Tour is approximately 1 hour. Tour departs from our 8 Central Street office.

Tales & Tombstones runs in July, August, and October
Reservations are required – Tickets are available online as of June 1st

Tales & Tombstones

Dusk transforms the city of Salem. As the city of renown seafarers and distinguished architecture fades into the shadows, a new Salem of the occult and paranormal emerges. Visit scenes of grisly murders and ghastly executions, hear tales of ghosts, both mischievous and malevolent, of Salem’s haunted hotels and restaurants of long forgotten underground passageways, ancient curses and legends of ghost ships and haunted islands. You will experience all of this and more as you ride the Salem Trolley’s Tales & Tombstones Tour and explore Salem of the Shadows. Tour is approximately 1 hour. Tour departs from our 8 Central Street office.

Tales & Tombstones runs in July, August, and October
Reservations are required – Tickets are available online as of June 1st

Tales & Tombstones

Dusk transforms the city of Salem. As the city of renown seafarers and distinguished architecture fades into the shadows, a new Salem of the occult and paranormal emerges. Visit scenes of grisly murders and ghastly executions, hear tales of ghosts, both mischievous and malevolent, of Salem’s haunted hotels and restaurants of long forgotten underground passageways, ancient curses and legends of ghost ships and haunted islands. You will experience all of this and more as you ride the Salem Trolley’s Tales & Tombstones Tour and explore Salem of the Shadows. Tour is approximately 1 hour. Tour departs from our 8 Central Street office.

Tales & Tombstones runs in July, August, and October
Reservations are required – Tickets are available online as of June 1st

Legacy of the Hanging Judge

In 1692 the Salem Witch Trials wrought havoc on a small New England community. “Legacy of the Hanging Judge” replays the events in the words of those who lived through the harrowing times —and those who did not fare as well. The performances take place in Nathaniel Hawthorne’s birth house. Prepare to be interrogated by magistrate John Hathorne, Nathaniel Hawthorne’s great-great grandfather, infamous for his role in the condemnation and deaths of accused witches. Encounter the tormented, the accused and their accusers in this interactive theatrical experience. Beware. You may find yourself accused of “writing in the devil’s book!”

October 6, 7, 8, 13, 14, 20, 21, 27 and 28 from 8:00 PM – 10:30 PM.

Performances begin every ten minutes in The Nathaniel Hawthorne birth house and last approximately 35 minutes. Last performance begins at closing. Advance ticket purchase highly recommended. Visit 7gables.org for information and tickets.

Tickets for each of the plays (Legacy of the Hanging Judge and The Spirits of the Gables) is $15 or $28 for a combination ticket. The combination ticket is available for any two performances on the same evening. Advance ticket purchase highly recommended. Visit 7gables.org for information and tickets.

Tales & Tombstones

Dusk transforms the city of Salem. As the city of renown seafarers and distinguished architecture fades into the shadows, a new Salem of the occult and paranormal emerges. Visit scenes of grisly murders and ghastly executions, hear tales of ghosts, both mischievous and malevolent, of Salem’s haunted hotels and restaurants of long forgotten underground passageways, ancient curses and legends of ghost ships and haunted islands. You will experience all of this and more as you ride the Salem Trolley’s Tales & Tombstones Tour and explore Salem of the Shadows. Tour is approximately 1 hour. Tour departs from our 8 Central Street office.

Tales & Tombstones runs in July, August, and October
Reservations are required – Tickets are available online as of June 1st

Tales & Tombstones

Dusk transforms the city of Salem. As the city of renown seafarers and distinguished architecture fades into the shadows, a new Salem of the occult and paranormal emerges. Visit scenes of grisly murders and ghastly executions, hear tales of ghosts, both mischievous and malevolent, of Salem’s haunted hotels and restaurants of long forgotten underground passageways, ancient curses and legends of ghost ships and haunted islands. You will experience all of this and more as you ride the Salem Trolley’s Tales & Tombstones Tour and explore Salem of the Shadows. Tour is approximately 1 hour. Tour departs from our 8 Central Street office.

Tales & Tombstones runs in July, August, and October
Reservations are required – Tickets are available online as of June 1st

Tales & Tombstones

Dusk transforms the city of Salem. As the city of renown seafarers and distinguished architecture fades into the shadows, a new Salem of the occult and paranormal emerges. Visit scenes of grisly murders and ghastly executions, hear tales of ghosts, both mischievous and malevolent, of Salem’s haunted hotels and restaurants of long forgotten underground passageways, ancient curses and legends of ghost ships and haunted islands. You will experience all of this and more as you ride the Salem Trolley’s Tales & Tombstones Tour and explore Salem of the Shadows. Tour is approximately 1 hour. Tour departs from our 8 Central Street office.

Tales & Tombstones runs in July, August, and October
Reservations are required – Tickets are available online as of June 1st

Tales & Tombstones

Dusk transforms the city of Salem. As the city of renown seafarers and distinguished architecture fades into the shadows, a new Salem of the occult and paranormal emerges. Visit scenes of grisly murders and ghastly executions, hear tales of ghosts, both mischievous and malevolent, of Salem’s haunted hotels and restaurants of long forgotten underground passageways, ancient curses and legends of ghost ships and haunted islands. You will experience all of this and more as you ride the Salem Trolley’s Tales & Tombstones Tour and explore Salem of the Shadows. Tour is approximately 1 hour. Tour departs from our 8 Central Street office.

Tales & Tombstones runs in July, August, and October
Reservations are required – Tickets are available online as of June 1st

Salem.org