Harriet Beecher Stowe Center, Hartford

4.1
#2 of 8 in Historic Sites in Hartford
Historic Site · Hidden Gem · History Museum
A 21st-century museum, the Stowe Center offers themed tours and programs with provocative conversation. Regularly scheduled "Salons at Stowe" link contemporary issues to historic context.

Free parking in the Stowe Center lot on Forest Street. Turn right into the parking lot just past the Harriet Beecher Stowe House. Free on-street parking in designated areas.
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  • We had the pleasure of visiting the Harriet Beecher Stowe Center on Sunday, March 8th. Our tour guide was Jasmine. She was very knowledgeable about Harriet and the things that were going on in the.....  more »
  • We toured the house with several guides. They knew a lot of back ground about the family. They are revamping the house to what it was It is better to view it in the spring so you can see the...  more »
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  • An extremely well curated museum that recognizes the parallels between history and the present. The tour was enjoyable and relevant to modern events, despite taking place in a 150+ year old house. The house itself was beautiful and almost all of the furniture and art is original. Best of all, the gift shop focuses on modern political movements and writings that echo the importance of Beecher's work in her own time. This is an important museum in our time and does not feel like a dated history lesson. Well worth the trip.
  • This tour is on the same grounds at the Mark Twain house, although they are separate entities. This event offers a ticket discount if you purchase a ticket for the Mark Twain house.This event starts in the welcome center asking the visitors about other controversial books that they may have read. The tour then leads into the house (approx. 7 rooms on 2 floors). At each room, the docent encourages discussion about society and the impact of "Uncle Tom's Cabin " then and now.I was skeptical, but once we got into it, it was quite the amazing and unique tour. I would recommend it to everyone...and, it will only be great is you open up and participate.

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