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Hartford and the Connecticut River Valley Sights

Mark Twain House and Museum

  • 351 Farmington Ave. Map It
  • House/Mansion/Villa
  • Fodor's Choice

Updated 12/23/2013

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Built in 1874, this building was the home of Samuel Langhorne Clemens, better known as Mark Twain, until 1891. While he and his family lived in this 25-room Victorian mansion, Twain published seven major novels, including Tom Sawyer, Huckleberry Finn, and The Prince and the Pauper. The home is one of only two Louis Comfort Tiffany–designed domestic interiors open to the public. A contemporary museum on the grounds presents an up-close look at the author

and shows an outstanding Ken Burns documentary on his life.

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Sight Information

Address:

351 Farmington Ave., at Woodland St., Hartford, Connecticut, 06105, United States

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Phone:

860-247–0998

Sight Details:

  • $16
  • Apr.–Dec., Mon.–Sat. 9:30–5:30, Sun. noon–5:30; Jan.–Mar., Mon. and Wed.–Sat. 9:30–5:30, Sun. noon–5:30

Updated 12/23/2013

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Mar 25, 2008

A Great Experience

The day at the Museum was excellent, the highlight was actually being able to walk around Mark Twain's home. The museum is redone and very modern.

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Aug 26, 2006

Step back in time...

The tour is an interesting one, especially if you get the same tour guide we had, English, animated and knowledgable. It was interesting to see an older house and how the family used the house. The downside of the tour was that one room was under renovation and there are several smaller rooms upstairs which you will never see and only peak your curiousity even more..as well, no photography allowed, which was what I had hoped to do to.

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