The House of the Seven Gables

  • Massachusetts


115 Derby Street
United States

About Us

Mission Statement

To preserve our National Historic Landmark and leverage its power as an icon of American culture to engage diverse audiences and provide education opportunities for our local immigrant community.


Core Values

We value long-term sustainability for the Association

We value the preservation and philanthropic Settlement legacies of our founder, Caroline Emmerton.

We value the literary legacy of Nathaniel Hawthorne.

We value our designation as a National Historic Landmark and our role in telling the history of our nation.

We value the historic preservation of our site: buildings, gardens and stories.

We value being a center of and for the following communities:


Guests to our site                                   

National historical community

Local, at-risk immigrant community

Literary community

We value education as a central tenet of our programming.