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The Mark Twain House & Museum, Hartford

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Welcome to the Mark Twain House & Museum! Twain lived here from 1874-1891 with his wife Olivia and their three daughters. Many of Twain's most famous works were written here, including The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn, The Adventures of Tom Sawyer, and A Connecticut Yankee in King Arthur's Court.

National Geographic called the house "One of the top ten historic houses in the world."

We hold tours every day of the week! The last tour of the day begins at 4:15 pm. We look forward to meeting you!
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  • we had a very garrulous guide who was informing us about Twain's life while saying little about the remarkable house itself. For example, she never remarked on the beautiful fireplaces or anything... 
    we had a very garrulous guide who was informing us about Twain's life while saying little about the remarkable house itself. For example, she never remarked on the beautiful fireplaces or anything...  more »
  • Please DO NOT purchase tickets unless you are absolutely certain that you can attend. Even if you spend the extra for purchase protect, you will not be reimbursed unless you have a verified doctor's....  more
    Please DO NOT purchase tickets unless you are absolutely certain that you can attend. Even if you spend the extra for purchase protect, you will not be reimbursed unless you have a verified doctor's....  more »
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  • The museum and gift shop is nice and the house is incredible. It is 11,500 square feet. It is a magnificent house and has so many unique & detailed design elements from stenciling on the walls to intricate hand carved woodwork. There are so many rooms. The house is very dark because that was the style back then. There was a 1 hour guided tour, which was very informative. Photographs inside the house are prohibited.
  • One of my "bucket list" visits. The museum is great as well as the tour of his home. You can even have a tour of the house by an actor in period costume who portrays someone who knew Mark Twain such as his wife. If you wish to tour the house I strongly suggest you purchase tickets in advance online at the Museum website. I did so. The day I went they were "sold out". There were a large number of "walk-ins" who were disappointed and could not tour the house. Tour is limited to eleven people with a tour every fifteen minutes. Tour itself lasts approximately an hour. Photos are not permitted of the interior of the house. A great stop for those with teenagers who have had to read one of his books for school. They also have one of the nicest gift shops. You can cover both the Mark Twain House & Museum and the Harriet Beecher Stowe house on the same day since they are literally right next to each other.

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