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Harriet Beecher Stowe Center

Closed Now: 9:30 am - 5:00 pm
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Neat House and History

I was a little intimidated to visit this house having read all the comments about the interactive... read more

Reviewed 10 November 2018
Salt Lake City, Utah
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Spirits at Stowe Tour

This evening tour is only given on limited dates in October and is a house tour exploring Harriet... read more

Reviewed 10 September 2018
Avon, Connecticut
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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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77 Forest St, Hartford, CT 06105-3243
+1 860-522-9258
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Reviewed 10 November 2018 via mobile

I was a little intimidated to visit this house having read all the comments about the interactive discussion of social issues, but I really wanted to see the house. It wasn’t as bad as I thought. Certainly they do ask questions and ask you to...More

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank Jekela
Reviewed 9 November 2018 via mobile

I live in this area for over 50 years. The tour has changed greatly towards a discussion on social issues. When I visit a historic home, I go for the styling of the time and I want to hear more narrative about family life. Gone...More

Date of experience: July 2018
Thank Mary Ann C
Reviewed 5 November 2018

This tour began with a short discussion about the effect literature has had in helping to bring about social change. As we walked through the house, the young girl who did our tour explained what was going on at the time Mrs Stowe wrote Uncle...More

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank debrar67
Reviewed 27 October 2018 via mobile

Loved our visit here! The tour was reallly great & our guide was excellent. She took us through the house & we learned about Stowe’s life as well as Uncle Tom’s Cabin. She led & encouraged audience participation. Discussing the history & how it relates...More

Date of experience: October 2018
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Reviewed 25 October 2018 via mobile

Wonderful tour beautiful home. Very interesting. Tour guide was very informative Loved the religious artwork in the home.I set politics aside and had a great time.

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank tess372
Reviewed 9 October 2018

We visited the Stowe House about 10 years ago and could tell upon entering the gift shop to buy tour tickets that things had changed. Some things, I think, have changed for the better, but the execution of the changes is unnecessarily off-putting and --...More

Date of experience: October 2018
2  Thank Robert M
Reviewed 9 October 2018

Harriet Beecher Stowe wrote Uncle Tom's Cabin and even Lincoln called her the woman who started the Civil War. She was VERY MUCH on the side of ABOLITION and when people didn't believe her descriptions of slave life-she published a KEY to references from primary...More

Date of experience: September 2018
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Reviewed 10 September 2018

This evening tour is only given on limited dates in October and is a house tour exploring Harriet Beecher Stowe's life and its connection to the late 19th-century practice of spiritualism. It's not a haunted house tour designed to scare, but being in an old...More

Date of experience: October 2017
1  Thank johnatod
Reviewed 30 August 2018

I grew up in CT and have visited the Mark Twain House next door to Harriet Beecher Stowe's several times throughout my childhood, youth and adult years. This was the first time I had been to the HBS house since the mid-70’s, when I was...More

Date of experience: August 2018
2  Thank Katherine S
Reviewed 28 August 2018

I really have to applaud the people at the Harriet Beecher Stowe Center for their incredible work re-vamping the traditional historic house tour into something that takes into account the extraordinarily complex legacy of Stowe's most famous work. Going in to buy tickets at the...More

Date of experience: August 2018
Thank Kelly B
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30 March 2017|
Response from vnabeta | 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