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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  • The tour of Mark Twain's house was absolutely fantastic! Our guide provided us with so much context about his family, including when he decided to marry, information about his children, the staff at....  more
    The tour of Mark Twain's house was absolutely fantastic! Our guide provided us with so much context about his family, including when he decided to marry, information about his children, the staff at....  more »
  • Our visit was lovely. The only way to visit the house is with a guided tour. The tours are 45 minutes to an hour. We had a new guide that hadn't quite figured out the timing of the tour as each guide....  more
    Our visit was lovely. The only way to visit the house is with a guided tour. The tours are 45 minutes to an hour. We had a new guide that hadn't quite figured out the timing of the tour as each guide....  more »
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  • Jennifer was a considerate, knowledgeable and kind tour guide. She welcomed all questions and responded to them. Her tour of the house was thorough; she knew many details. The knowledge and background she had on Mark Twain, his family, his life and some of his views made the tour memorable. The experience would not have been as outstanding without her. I was surprised to discover an art gallery in the visitors center. Check out the Harriet Stowe center afterwards since it is worthwhile and next door. Both places make visiting Hartford, CT an exceptional experience.
  • This was a great find on our trip to Hartford. My wife and I are both big fans of Mark Twains works. To see the desk he wrote at and the house he lived in breathes new life and gives color to his works. Unfortunately the interior tours were booked the day we arrived impromptu. We will plan another trip here and schedule a tour of the house. We were able to look in at the arboretum / green house section which looked delightful. A beautiful house and wonderful artifacts. Great memories!

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