The Scarlet Letter

what's a custom house?

What's the name of the custom house thats in the story the scarlet letter?

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The sketch describes a Custom House much like the one Hawthorne worked in at one point in his life. It is a place where merchandise and other items would be cleared and dealt with by the clerks that worked there. It is this "house" which sets the scene for the finding of the Scarlet Letter.