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The Mark Twain House & Museum

351 Farmington Ave, Hartford, CT 06105-6400
+1 860-247-0998
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A wonderful tour of this historic home!

Pay extra for the character tour as Lizzie Wells was fantastic! It was a great experience (1 hour... read more

Reviewed 2 days ago
Kinsey P
need written materials for people who don't hear well

They need to had things in writing for people who don't hear well. The information is totally... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
KeithHruza
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The Mark Twain House & Museum, a National Historic Landmark in Hartford, Connecticut, was the home of America's greatest author, Samuel Clemens (a.k.a. Mark Twain) and his family from 1874 to 1891. It is also where Twain lived when he wrote his most important works, including Adventures of Huckleberry Finn, The Adventures of Tom Sawyer, The Prince and The Pauper and A Connecticut Yankee in King Arthur's Court. A stunning example of Picturesque Gothic architecture, the 25-room home features a dramatic grand hall, a lush glass conservatory, a grand library and the handsome billiard room where Twain wrote his famous books. The Webster Bank Museum Center at The Mark Twain House & Museum offers visitors an opportunity to learn more about Mark Twain, his family, the historic house, and the author's legacy. This state-of-the-art facility houses our ticket desk; the Aetna Gallery with a permanent exhibition on Twain's life and work; a rotating exhibition hall, The Hartford Financial Services Theatre, showing a Ken Burns mini-documentary on Twain; classroom space; the lecture hall-style Lincoln Financial Auditorium; The Mark Twain Store; entertaining spaces like the soaring Hal Holbrook and the sunny second floor cafe/patio area.
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Hours Today: 09:30 - 17:30
Suggested Duration: 2-3 hours
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351 Farmington Ave, Hartford, CT 06105-6400
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351 Farmington Ave, Hartford, CT 06105-6400
+1 860-247-0998
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Reviewed 2 days ago

Pay extra for the character tour as Lizzie Wells was fantastic! It was a great experience (1 hour long) to tour the home and learn all about its construction and Mark Twain's family who lived there. A great picture opportunity as well.

Thank Kinsey P
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

They need to had things in writing for people who don't hear well. The information is totally dependent on auditory senses.

Thank KeithHruza
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Absolutely worth the money to see this beautiful house with a great history. We loved the tour, very informative and educational!

Thank Rjoh12
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Learning about Samuel Clemens, better known as Mark Twain, and how his wife and family built this unique home, is fascinating. Tour guide was very knowledgeable and entertaining. Good museum displays too.

Thank B G
Reviewed 13 December 2017

Super friendly and educated guides enhance the experience of touring this historic home. Xmas time is my favorite, it's like stepping into a Victorian Christmas. Although it is worth visiting at any time of year. And check out Harriet Beecher Stowe's house next door!

Thank Pamela S
Reviewed 8 December 2017

Play a game of Clue with live actors in Mark Twain's historic home? You don't have to ask me twice! My partner, on the other hand, tagged along reluctantly, humoring me. I've toured the house previously, he had not. The visitor center has changed significantly...More

Thank therese l
Reviewed 8 December 2017

Take step back in history and learn more of the life and times of one of America's greatest icons. The home is beautiful, the history center is highly educational, and the staff is always very friendly and knowledgable.

Thank Gerard S
Reviewed 6 December 2017 via mobile

My husband and I toured the house on the recommendation of our daughter. Beautiful period home decorated and restored to perfection. The tour provides a look into the interesting family life of Samuel Clemens...Mark Twain. What a great American he was!

Thank Vicki M
Reviewed 3 December 2017

I visited Mark Twain House and Museum in October and took the one hour tour of the house. It was not just very informative but presented movingly to the point that you can almost feel the presence of Mark Twain, his wife Olivia and three...More

Thank Chris T
Reviewed 25 November 2017 via mobile

What a great place to get in touch with Sam Clemens, and his life and times! The museum is well arranged, and the docent who gave out tour was lively and very knowledgeable. She spoke about the building as “our house” and “our project” with...More

Thank ewall67
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Response from Roy M | Reviewed this property |
No, you can"t.
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no. them useum is but the house, built in the 19th century is not
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Response from Jena G | Reviewed this property |
The house tour is about 45 minutes, but there is a museum and a bookstore that you can visit at your leisure. I spent good three hours there (but I am someone who just loves to linger at historical sites) and even then I... More
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