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The Mark Twain House & Museum

351 Farmington Ave, Hartford, CT 06105-6400
+1 860-247-0998
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Nice house, Jerky Tour Guide

The tour was interesting and got to hear a good amount about Mark Twain. I like old houses, so the... read more

Reviewed 4 days ago
Scott B
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Westbury, New York
Divene is an ANGEL!!

For a person like me who loves history, going to museums can be typical pastimes, but when I go to... read more

Reviewed 5 days ago
Teresa V
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Hartford, Connecticut
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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: 09:30 - 17:30
Suggested Duration: 2-3 hours
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351 Farmington Ave, Hartford, CT 06105-6400
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Reviewed 4 days ago

The tour was interesting and got to hear a good amount about Mark Twain. I like old houses, so the house was the best part of it. But, the tour was ruined by the constant nagging of the guide Al with the visitors. He seemed...More

Thank Scott B
Reviewed 5 days ago

For a person like me who loves history, going to museums can be typical pastimes, but when I go to one that leaves such an incredible impression, I will want to shout it from the rooftops. The Mark Twain House and Museum is one of...More

Thank Teresa V
Reviewed 6 days ago

One of the best stops on our trip. If you like wonderful old houses, this is for you. If you are a fan of Mark Twain, this is for you. I would (and did) spend the extra to have a special tour.

Thank 10sJohn
Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

This was a nice overview of Twain's life. The design and architecture of the house reflects quite an extravagant lifestyle for at least a short period of his family life.

Thank sraupe
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

I was told I had to visit this place while in Hartford. So glad I did. The house is impressive and of course you have to see the exact spot Twain write some of his classic books. Our guide Craig was amazing. Props to his...More

Thank RandomTraveler76
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Really enjoyed touring the house and museum. Loved the experience and the history it represents. A must for Mark Twain enthusiasts!

Thank srgauger
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I didn't know that Mark Twain lived part of his life in Hartford CT, so this was a surprise to see this on Things to do in the Hartford area. Well worth 2-3 hours for you stop by this Home & Museum trip. Cost was...More

1  Thank jwcorbett
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

It was really fascinating to see this house that Clemens actually lived in. The tedious design work on the walls and the architecture is absolutely beautiful. It's hard to imagine how extensively he traveled and how many people he know around the world without the...More

Thank ggswell
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Beautiful unique home. Interesting story behind it and Twains life. The ride might be long, but you only live once, so why not. Some history is nice to behold.

Thank Tom L
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

I was done with work early today. So I went back to my hotel planning on finding some kind of a local attraction near by and found a guided tour if Mark Twain's house. With only minutes to spare I flew through the busy traffic...More

2  Thank Joseph U
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Cindy L
21 August 2017|
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Response from JeffreyGL48 | Reviewed this property |
Museum is disability act compliant. House has steps and -- not surprising -- no elevator or ramps.
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mplsplanner
10 April 2017|
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Response from Jena G | Reviewed this property |
The house tour is about 45 minutes, but there is a museum and a bookstore that you can visit at your leisure. I spent good three hours there (but I am someone who just loves to linger at historical sites) and even then I... More
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Seb_Explo
25 March 2017|
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Response from charlessd2015 | Reviewed this property |
Yes. The grounds: not so much, but there is a track and soccer field with a park next to the parking lot.
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