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The Mark Twain House & Museum

351 Farmington Ave, Hartford, CT 06105-6400
+1 860-247-0998
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Clue Tour

Play a game of Clue with live actors in Mark Twain's historic home? You don't have to ask me twice... read more

Reviewed 3 days ago
therese l
Cobleskill, New York
A must-see in Hartford

Take step back in history and learn more of the life and times of one of America's greatest icons... read more

Reviewed 3 days ago
Gerard S
Rocky Hill, 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: 9:30 AM - 5:30 PM
Suggested Duration: 2-3 hours
351 Farmington Ave, Hartford, CT 06105-6400
+1 860-247-0998
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Reviewed 3 days ago

Play a game of Clue with live actors in Mark Twain's historic home? You don't have to ask me twice! My partner, on the other hand, tagged along reluctantly, humoring me. I've toured the house previously, he had not. The visitor center has changed significantly...More

Thank therese l
Reviewed 3 days ago

Take step back in history and learn more of the life and times of one of America's greatest icons. The home is beautiful, the history center is highly educational, and the staff is always very friendly and knowledgable.

Thank Gerard S
Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

My husband and I toured the house on the recommendation of our daughter. Beautiful period home decorated and restored to perfection. The tour provides a look into the interesting family life of Samuel Clemens...Mark Twain. What a great American he was!

Thank Vicki M
Reviewed 1 week ago

I visited Mark Twain House and Museum in October and took the one hour tour of the house. It was not just very informative but presented movingly to the point that you can almost feel the presence of Mark Twain, his wife Olivia and three...More

Thank Chris T
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

What a great place to get in touch with Sam Clemens, and his life and times! The museum is well arranged, and the docent who gave out tour was lively and very knowledgeable. She spoke about the building as “our house” and “our project” with...More

Thank ewall67
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We chose the Living History Tour, with a young lady who played Susy, Mark Twain’s eldest daughter. She revealed details of their family life in the late 1800s. Mark’s series of love letters to his wife-to-be Livvy became famous. It is very sad that 3...More

2  Thank ChanEvan
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We arrived early afternoon and needed to get something to eat before doing the tour. Nothing seemed too busy so the receptionist told us to go and eat and then come back to book onto the tour we wanted to do. So when we got...More

Thank Stanley_1986
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

It was a lovely educational tour in a exquisitely crafted home. With lots of rooms, nooks, and crannies I felt like I got a taste of what Sam's life was like. When in Heartford stop by for a piece of American History. I was fortunate...More

Thank LizDelSol
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

The museum and house were beautiful and impeccably kept, but no one greeted (or even acknowledged my presence), until I’d wandered around alone for about 20 min. And then I was warned/questioned about “buying a ticket” (it was rather unclear which sections were free vs....More

1  Thank Sharyon C
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Absolutely worth the time and admission fee to get insights into one of our most loved authors. Our guide was very good, giving lots of background into Samuel Clemens life, especially during the years he spent in this house, and insights into the social fabric...More

Thank Julie32159
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Response from Roy M | Reviewed this property |
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no. them useum is but the house, built in the 19th century is not
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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