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Mark Twain House & Museum

351 Farmington Ave, Hartford, Connecticut 06105 USA

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Opens Sat 9:30a
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No photos are allowed inside of the Mark Twain house, but that gives you more time to absorb its beauty with your own eyes. The cathedral-like interiors feature hand-stenciled walls, Tiffany glass, and so much dark woodwork that you’ll want to break off from the tour group and crack open a leather-bound novel (or write your own).

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“Step into the world of Mark Twain”

Step into the world of Mark Twain at his former home and now museum in Hartford, Connecticut. Explore the author's life and legacy as you tour the beautifully restored Victorian Gothic mansion and see the rooms where he wrote some of his most famous works. Check out the museum exhibits and events, which bring Twain's works and era to life. The Mark Twain House & Museum is a must-visit for literature lovers and anyone interested in the rich history of the United States.

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Reviewed by
KimberlyHornsbyWagner

  • 3 Reviews
  • 4 Helpful
July 31, 2022
Rated 1.0

Be prepared to mask up and they are only allowing guided tours.

3 people found this review helpful

Reviewed by
Jana

  • 62 Reviews
  • 21 Helpful
July 11, 2018

Two kinds of tours, one with a "character" and one is just the regular tour. Take the "character" tour - especially if you have kids. We got Twain's daughter Susie as our guide and I felt like I gained a new perspective. She only "broke" character at the end and was so helpful with all our questions! It was also nice because it was a private tour with JUST our family. You might not be that lucky if it's really busy... but if you go at a non peak time you should be fine.

3 people found this review helpful

Reviewed by
roadtripper8220062

  • 1 Review
  • 2 Helpful
July 21, 2021

We were very excited to visit, our first stop on our first RV trip! However while I was in the process of purchasing our tickets, someone purchased them online and now no tickets were available.

The front desk did nothing to try to accommodate us except tell us we were in the fire late.

For future reference, but your tickets on line.

2 people found this review helpful

Reviewed by
dweebcentric

  • 10 Reviews
  • 3 Helpful
July 28, 2018

Guided tours of the Tiffany-designed house are held regularly throughout the day. They also offer package deals to include the home of Harriet Beecher Stowe, who lived next door to Twain. The tour includes the history of the Beckett family. Small exhibits are also on view in the main building, and events are held in the Hal Holbrook auditorium, named for the actor who so frequently portrayed Twain on stage. Members of the North American Reciprocal Museum program receive free admission (as of this writing, check the NARM website). Tour is about an hour.

2 people found this review helpful

Reviewed by
KimberlyHornsbyWagner

  • 3 Reviews
  • 4 Helpful
July 31, 2022
Rated 1.0

Be prepared to mask up. They are only doing guided tours. No self guided.

1 person found this review helpful

Reviewed by
meganasimmons

  • 46 Reviews
  • 5 Helpful
October 17, 2021
Rated 5.0

We did the ghost tour which is offered on Fri and Sat night. Not scary at all and got to go in a few areas that the regular tours didn't go.

1 person found this review helpful

Reviewed by
gia.conterio

  • 1 Review
  • 1 Helpful
June 26, 2021
Rated 5.0

We didn’t do the tour and can’t go inside the house without doing it, but just being there was very cool. The architecture is amazing.

1 person found this review helpful

Reviewed by
tmanuel1989

  • 1 Review
  • 1 Helpful
July 25, 2020
Rated 5.0

Gorgeous place!

1 person found this review helpful

Reviewed by
emduffer22

  • 1 Review
  • 1 Helpful
August 06, 2017
Rated 5.0

Very interesting, glad I went!

1 person found this review helpful

Reviewed by
Angela Hollis

  • 3 Reviews
  • 1 Helpful
July 26, 2017
Rated 5.0

The renovations to the house are beautiful. Admission includes a 1 hour tour. Our tour guide sounded very scripted, but she had a lot of cool info. Wish we would have had more time to watch the video.

1 person found this review helpful

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Mark Twain House & Museum

351 Farmington Ave
Hartford, Connecticut
06105 USA
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  • Sun - Sat: 9:30 am - 5:30 pm

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