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Learn some Cincinnati history!

Okay, so full disclosure: Harriet Beecher Stowe never lived in this house. (The tour guide made... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Alexis B
Nashville, Tennessee

My husband and I were in the city to visit Presidential Homes. I had also just finished reading... read more

Reviewed 5 October 2018
Rebecca L
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HOURS BY APPT NOV 19-JAN 31. The Harriet Beecher Stowe House is operated as a historical and cultural site, focusing on the author of Uncle Tom's Cabin who lived in Cincinnati for nearly 20 years.
Suggested duration: 1-2 hours
2950 Gilbert Ave, Cincinnati, OH 45206-1545
+1 513-751-0651
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Okay, so full disclosure: Harriet Beecher Stowe never lived in this house. (The tour guide made this very clear to us up front). However, her family lived in the house and in Cincinnati for almost 20 years, and the museum is a great way to...More

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank Alexis B
Reviewed 5 October 2018

My husband and I were in the city to visit Presidential Homes. I had also just finished reading Uncle Tom's Cabin, written by Stowe. When President Lincoln met her he stated, "you are the lady that helped get the war started." So, we had to...More

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank Rebecca L
Reviewed 4 October 2018 via mobile

The Harriet Beecher Stowe House is so much more than a house. The interactive tour is amazingly thought provoking and when you visit you take away an insight on not only past events but current ones. Right from the start you can tell this isn't...More

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank Stuart K
Reviewed 10 July 2018 via mobile

To be honest it’s not in the best of neighborhoods but that doesn’t mean it’s not worth seeng. If you are a history buff then the subject matter and dedication of the docents will interest you immensely. Also the $4 fee is more than a...More

Date of experience: July 2018
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Reviewed 28 April 2018

We were about the only visitors on a Friday afternoon so we got a “personal tour” by the docent. She was well-informed, interested in the history, and gave a good tour that added to the few displays and timeline. There have been many changes to...More

Date of experience: April 2018
Thank James M
Reviewed 1 December 2017

I live in Cincinnati, so this historical place is one of those "oh I should go there sometime" places. The impetus for my "sometime" was the first of a new series of workshops at the Harriet Beecher Stowe House featuring local authors. The talks will...More

Date of experience: December 2016
4  Thank Linda A
Reviewed 27 September 2017

This is a worthwhile stop that only costs $4 to tour. While the house is not in its original state, it was built in 1832 and Harriet Beecher Stowe did live there for a time being with her parents. There is some parking spaces available...More

Date of experience: September 2017
1  Thank Dewayne P
Reviewed 23 April 2017

The house itself is not in it's original state or even restored to the original state. There is funding being raised to return the house to that state. There is a lot of information on the signs throughout the house, but the tour guide only...More

Date of experience: April 2017
9  Thank froogletraveler
Reviewed 21 November 2016

The whole point of this place is to see and feel history first-hand. The house contains limited furniture, and the house had structural issues such as cracked walls and just general disrepair. The funding of this place is obviously limited, so I didn't begrudge the...More

Date of experience: August 2016
2  Thank CATXWASteveG
Reviewed 30 October 2016

First of all, the parking lot for the house is not easy to find. If you follow your GPS, you'll drive right past the house then have to circle back around through some side streets. So be prepared for that. The staff here were extremely...More

Date of experience: October 2016
2  Thank Philip B
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Laura W
20 November 2018|
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Response from ChristinaH3935 | Property representative |
Hello Laura--I think you may be asking about ADA accessibility? All rooms on our first floor (the core exhibits and bookstore) can be accessed by an exterior ramp the begins off the back parking lot. Second floor access... More