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The Mark Twain House & Museum

Closed Now: 09:30 - 17:30
Open today: 09:30 - 17:30
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Mark Twain's legend lives on!

The museum is very interesting and the uniquely designed family home is a great attraction. The... read more

Reviewed yesterday
Johnette H
Independence, Missouri
Beautifully maintained historical location

I grew up in MO so am familiar with the hype around Mark Twain in Hannibal. Nothing they have... read more

Reviewed 3 days ago
Salt Lake City, Utah
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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 yesterday

The museum is very interesting and the uniquely designed family home is a great attraction. The museum has an area with scenes, quotes and photos that depicts a timeline of Samuel Clemens life and his writings. It is a good idea to get your tickets...More

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Reviewed 3 days ago

I grew up in MO so am familiar with the hype around Mark Twain in Hannibal. Nothing they have compares to the grandeur of this home. As you enter the museum/ticket area, they have quotes in the walls. There is a large gift shop and...More

Reviewed 3 days ago

The Mark Twain House & Museum is well worth your time. We took the special tour by Suzie, daughter of Twain and it was very informative. The house and grounds are stunning!

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Reviewed 4 days ago

This is a very comprehensive educational exhibit on the life of Mark Twain, and a beautifully restored house.

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Reviewed 4 days ago

Great tour by Mark Twain's old friend, Rev Joe! The house is in amazing shape and the tour guide played Rev Joe, Twain's old friend marvelously.He presented many facts about Twain and the house is a humorous way. I would do it again as you...More

Thank Gregg H
Reviewed 4 days ago

I've dreamed of seeing this home for years since Twain is my all time favorite author. I wasn't disappointed even though I struggled with the 3 flights of stairs. I paid for a tour by an "acotr" in costume but I would not recommend that....More

Thank Carol S
Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

Don’t miss the Mark Twain House and Museum. You learn a lot about the family history as well as the home itself. If you have Al as your guide, you’ll get a great tour. They also have a very nice gift shop.

Thank dananddiana
Reviewed 1 week ago

The House itself is AMAZING!! The Museum has a few exhibit rooms (a downstairs history and an upstairs exhibit about animals when I was there). There is also a room where you can watch a 10 minute film about Twain's life (like the VERY short...More

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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

I was pleasantly surprised by our visit to the Mark Twain House and Museum. We started the tour by watching the documentary in the comfortable theater situated in the museum. The documentary was informative and gave insight into the life of Samuel Clemens. It was...More

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Reviewed 1 week ago

A friend and I toured the Mark Twain House in October 2018. We chose one of the historical tours: these were slightly more than the regular tours, and were led by an historical figure playing one of the roles of the servants. Our guide, Tom,...More

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14 August 2018|
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Response from Missartsycraftsy | Reviewed this property |
We went on the tour led by Mark’s “wife”, instead of the standard tour...if that is what you mean...she was great, and stayed in character until the very end. We had a timing issue, and at the time there, this tour was... More
21 January 2018|
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Response from Lin K | Reviewed this property |
no, not inside but outside you can.