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She raised consciousness

There was a lot to learn about this famous author, who very early on raised the nation's... read more

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Private tour!

We were impressed with the tour which was not planned but ended up as a private tour as we were the... read more

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Harriet Beecher Stowe was the best-selling author of the anti-slavery novel "Uncle Tom's Cabin." A 21st-century museum and program center, the Stowe Center offers interactive and engaging tours and programs designed to inspire action on social...more
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Reviewed 1 week ago

There was a lot to learn about this famous author, who very early on raised the nation's consciousness regarding the ills of the institution of slavery. Her famous book, "Uncle's Tom Cabin" was an international best-seller and even Queen Victoria wanted to meet her. The...More

Thank Margaret C
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We were impressed with the tour which was not planned but ended up as a private tour as we were the book that shook things up in her time. The home is pretty much as it was when she lived there. The whole experience made...More

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

The Stowe Center has a series of displays designed to be thought provoking, for example a list of important books that have influenced public opinion, and that approach is continued on the house tour. The house is relatively modest but has quite a lot of...More

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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

The Beecher home conveniently located right beside Mark Twain home is a definite must see when in Hartford. Offer a $3.00 discount on admission if show your ticket stub from admission to the Mark Twain museum and home. Not simply a tour of her home...More

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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We initially went to Mark Twain’s house, and learned that we had time to visit Harriet Beecher Stowe’s home. We loved the tour and our guide, Sheldyn, was wonderful! We actually liked this interactive tour better than the character led tour at the Mark Twain...More

Thank Debbie L
Reviewed 8 June 2018

We thought we were going on a tour of Harriet Beecher Stowe's home. We realized after buying the tickets that this was going to be more political than informative about the home or author. They did tell us when buying the tickets that it isn't...More

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lbeede, Public Relations Manager at Harriet Beecher Stowe Center, responded to this reviewResponded 13 June 2018

Thank you for your comments on your recent visit to the Harriet Beecher Stowe Center. We are sorry to hear you were disappointed. As you mentioned, the Stowe Center is a non-traditional museum. Like many historic sites, the Stowe Center is working to better demonstrate...More

Reviewed 26 May 2018 via mobile

Rachel was a tour guide, and she was excellent! She taught us so much about Harriet Beecher Stowe and the era as well as drawing connections to the contemporary context. Do not miss this little gem in Hartford

Thank Tracey M
Reviewed 17 May 2018

This home tour is a little different than most home tours. The tour starts in the visitor center with a short discussion of influential books in the 19th, 20th and 21st centuries. You then walk over to the house. The entire tour is discussion based...More

Thank PhoenixRobin
Reviewed 17 May 2018

I am so glad for the tour I enjoyed recently of the Harriet Beecher Stowe Center. Not only did I learn a lot about her and her work, but also was able to sit in her very own parlor an discuss with our guide and...More

Thank Rich A
Reviewed 16 May 2018

This is an interactive tour, where you join with fellow visitors to discuss how the events Stowe faced and wrote about might be seen today. Rather than just seeing furnishings and things, it encouraged us to think about them, and about ourselves. Well worth the...More

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Response from lbeede | Property representative |
Hello and thank you for your interest in the Harriet Beecher Stowe Center. At present, we don't sell tickets in advance. We will be glad to welcome you in July when you can buy a ticket at our Visitor Center. Please let us... More
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