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The Mark Twain House & Museum

351 Farmington Ave, Hartford, CT 06105-6400
+1 860-247-0998
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Must Visit Fab Historical Home and Tour (must for cat lovers)

We booked online in advance for the Living History tour, which is given by a guide in historical... read more

Reviewed 2 days ago
LuvtoSafari
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Los Angeles, California
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Well worth the visit. Had a wonderful tour guide that really knew her history so mad sit very... read more

Reviewed 4 days ago
Mia A
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Fairbury
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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: 9:30 am - 5:30 pm
Suggested Duration: 2-3 hours
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351 Farmington Ave, Hartford, CT 06105-6400
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+1 860-247-0998
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Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

We booked online in advance for the Living History tour, which is given by a guide in historical costume as one of the historical figure who knew Samuel Clemens aka Mark Twain and tour is given from that character’s perspective. It was a Mon and...More

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Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

Well worth the visit. Had a wonderful tour guide that really knew her history so mad sit very enjoyable!

Thank Mia A
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Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

Thoroughly enjoyed the visit of the Mark Twain House, beautifully restored to capture a bygone era. Our tour guide was incredibly knowledgeable and professional, affording us the opportunity to step back in history for an hour. You will learn not only more about Mark Twain...More

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Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

We had few hours ro spare in Hartford and I acsepted my host recommendation to visit the house. The house is amazingly restored and gives you a great understanding of the character and the time. We joined the tour guided by his "wife". A great...More

1  Thank עופר ח
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Reviewed 6 days ago

Fascinating for those interested in literature and American history. If not the house is worth seeing all the same.

1  Thank James G
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Reviewed 6 days ago

this is a very expensive trip. I did not find it educational at all. They need to update the tours. Just ok

Thank nchat
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Reviewed 6 days ago

We visited it as part of the project our daughter got in school called 'Conneticut in a box'. She had to find 6 representative objects/people/animals/etc for the state. Mark Twain was one of them. The visit shed some light on the life of an author...More

1  Thank catalin_starica
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Came to the house to tour. Disappointing that we cannot take pictures inside, but understand. Gift shop has a good book about the house.

1  Thank JulesAg95
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Reviewed 1 week ago

Unlike most tours, booking on line incurs a penalty of $6.50 of which $2 is an internet convenience fee. This seems counter intuitive. Tour was good and the house is classic. Tour guide was ok but was late and sounded a bit shrill. Also, no...More

1  Thank Gary W
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Reviewed 1 week ago

Came here one morning for a quick visit before heading home to VA. An incredible home with a great history. The tour was well done and very informative. The exhibits and film were of great benefit as well. Wish we could have spent more time...More

Thank Tyler L
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dianabeltran2003
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Response from lmmrn | Reviewed this property |
no, not inside but outside you can.
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Cindy L
21 August 2017|
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Response from Capt_Graves | Reviewed this property |
no. them useum is but the house, built in the 19th century is not
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