The House of the Seven Gables


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On select weekend nights in October, step into the world of Salem author Nathaniel Hawthorne as you experience two dramatic theatrical performances played out within historic houses connected directly to Hawthorne himself. The Legacy of the Hanging Judge and Spirits of The Gables were created in 2001 by local writer Anne Lucas and have been performed on October weekends since then.
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Performances begin every five or ten minutes and last for 35 minutes. When purchasing a combination ticket, be sure to schedule your performance start times at least 50 minutes apart to ensure that you will make it to your second performance. For questions, please contact our staff at 978-744-0991 x153 or
Salem resident Jack Butterworth is a retired newspaper reporter, a former comic book writer and a collector of comic book art. Using pages of original art from The House of the Seven Gables and other Classics Illustrated publications, he will explore the story behind the comics and the company.