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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  • 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 »
  • We did the “Living History” tour with Butler George Griffin at our visit today. The tour was phenomenally acted, engaging, and informative. Enjoyable for a vast range of ages. The grounds were... 
    We did the “Living History” tour with Butler George Griffin at our visit today. The tour was phenomenally acted, engaging, and informative. Enjoyable for a vast range of ages. The grounds were...  more »
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  • Lovely mansion sitting on top of a hill, which gives views of almost the entire city. The interior was amazing...most particularly b/c so much of the wood, the floors, many furnishings, and some wallpaper is original to the home. Many of our "modern conveniences" were novel in Twain's day and the family was among the first to have many of them. It was interesting to discover that Harriet Beecher Stowe was a next door neighbor. Her home is available tour as well.
  • Live actor tour was excellent. The girl played Mark Twain's daughter and did such a good job staying in character. She also had an answer for EVERYTHING. There were some questions asked that I thought for sure she wouldn't know the answer and this girl was prepared for every and any question. History facts were spot on. Highly recommend this tour with a live actor.

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