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The Mark Twain House & Museum

Closed Now: 9:30 am - 5:30 pm
Open today: 9:30 am - 5:30 pm
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Wonderful house!

I went there with friends from Europe to see what it was all about, had a fantastic informative... read more

Reviewed 5 days ago
Cape Cod, Massachusetts
Informative tour of the home and lifestyle of one of America's treasures.

We were in the area for a concert and decided to take the tour before heading home. The tour was... read more

Reviewed 5 days ago
Northeast NJ
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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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Suggested duration: 2-3 hours
351 Farmington Ave, Hartford, CT 06105-6400
+1 860-247-0998
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Reviewed 5 days ago

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 5 days ago

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 5 days ago 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 6 days ago

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
Thank kathymc123
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Located less than 10 miles from our home, this national treasure is delightfully inspirational and serves as a reminder that even little old Hartford Connecticut has historical significance. Prior to the actual guided Tour of the main house, we were treated to a 23 minute...More

Date of experience: November 2017
Thank DrLiz
Reviewed 1 week ago

While a visit to the Mark Twain house is nice anytime, during the Christmas season makes it a special time. It is a great way to spend two or three hours to walk through American history to see how this man lived. Truly a wonderful...More

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank RustyHaigh12
Reviewed 1 week ago

One of the best things to do in the Hartford area. The old house is beautiful. The tour guide was very informative. There is a nice museum, and a film that also gives a lot of information. Probably not so good for very young children,...More

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank Ricmar60
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Notwithstanding the truly dreadful and painfully awkward and inadequate young man who was our tour guide, the Twain house is well-worth the time and expense. The house is wonderfully restored and the details are amazing and delightful. Hopefully, you will get a better tour guide...More

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank Sabrtbi
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

My husband saw a special on this so we visited on our trip It was fantastic and Mary Fernandez Sierra as Katie Leary was the highlight Oh was she delightful Beautiful grounds just amazing Gift shop great too Don’t miss this

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank C C
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I loved my visit to this interesting house and recommend a visit very highly. I decided to take the small group Living History Tour with a guide who was presented as George Griffin, Mark Twain's butler. He was dressed in period clothes including white gloves....More

Date of experience: October 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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Response from 339link | Reviewed this property |
no, not inside but outside you can.