SALEM — The most famous house in Salem is probably the so-called “House of the Seven Gables” immortalized by Nathaniel Hawthorne’s novel. Built in 1668 for Captain John Turner, it is “considered by many to be the oldest wood-frame mansion in the United States,” according to tour guide David Moffat. If you’re looking for a winter diversion where you spend more time indoors than out, the manse makes a good place to start visiting some of Salem’s domestic gems. Full story for BostonGlobe.com subscribers.
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