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The Mark Twain House & Museum

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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...more
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351 Farmington Ave, Hartford, CT 06105-6400
+1 860-247-0998
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Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

Enjoyed my visit with my brother who lives out of town. As an artisan, I particularly enjoyed the period woodwork, pottery and textiles. Would take out of towners there again.

Date of experience: February 2018
Thank elsiegirl51
Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

I loved the architecure of the house and the history of Samuel Clemens (Mark Twain) and his family. However, I am not sure if it was our tour guide or the fact that they are so uptight about taking pictures and not touching anything that...More

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank CafedelMar21
Reviewed 1 week ago

I think you should visit, because it's Mark Twain's house and you should see it. But...the tour wasn't great. Don't expect too much and you won't be disappointed.

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank Jarred W
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

After years of being on the to do list, we finally went as a family, and what an excellent tour of our favorite author's house. It is a MUST DO !!! The house tour is guided and our guide was full of vignettes that occured...More

Date of experience: October 2018
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

The docent led Tour of theMark Twain house is delightful and educational. Various characters from the family’s life in this house are enacted as your guide: in our tour, the historical housemaid, Lizzy something, was played brilliantly, not only in character, but in a specific...More

Date of experience: December 2018
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Definitely recommend visiting the Mark Twain house and museum. It is a great tour of the house where he wrote some of his most iconic novels. A definite do if you are in Hartford.

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank deffenboo
Reviewed 11 December 2018

I went there with friends from Europe to see what it was all about, had a fantastic informative tour and wondered around this interesting house and museum, I would recommend to anyone, even if not a Mark Twain fan.

Date of experience: August 2018
Thank BrianMack55
Reviewed 11 December 2018

We were in the area for a concert and decided to take the tour before heading home. The tour was very interesting and informative. The price was reasonable and I would definitely recommend going if you are nearby. We bought tickets online to make sure...More

Date of experience: July 2018
Thank hntrey
Reviewed 11 December 2018 via mobile

We were pleasantly surprised by the interactive displays and the tour was great in providing sense of personal and historical perspectives Highly recommend

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank awasthi4
Reviewed 10 December 2018

Very interesting and beautiful home of this writer. Thoroughly enjoyed this visit and would recommend it to anyone in the area.

Date of experience: March 2018
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Response from paulasY1572TP | Reviewed this property |
We didn’t do that . But people where talking and like the tour.
21 January 2018|
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no, not inside but outside you can.