The Mark Twain House & Museum is the very house where the famous American writer lived from 1874 to 1891. The house is built in the classic American High Gothic style of architecture and has been declared a National Historic Landmark because of its illustrious history. The building has in the past served as a public library, apartment building and even a school. The museum here showcases Mark Twain's work and his life. It is considered to be one of the very best historic homes and a must visit sight while in Hartford.
The Mark Twain House And Museum Travel Tips
- Admission to the Mark Twain House is by guided tour only.
Entrance Ticket Details For The Mark Twain House And Museum
- Adults(17-64): 19 USD
- Senior Citizens(65+): 16 USD
- Children(6-16): 11 USD
- Children under 6: Free
- Museum only: 6 USD
The Mark Twain House And Museum Hours
- Last tour leaves at 4:30 pm.
How to Reach The Mark Twain House And Museum
- By Bus: Bus 60-66 stops at Farmington Ave and Gillett St bus station.
- By renting or hiring a car/taxi.
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The Mark Twain House And Museum Reviews & Ratings
Very very interesting to see the home of 'Mark Twain' and to hear about his home life whilst In it. The architecture is quite different, innovative and at times equally as beautifully charming as it is quirky. The interior design, the wall/ceiling stenciling in particular are worthy of an entire book. Our young guide, Ben, was absolutely brilliant, well spoken, knowledgeable on many aspects of Twain's life and home. He alone made the tour come alive. Of course, there is an extensive fascinating museum before consisting of wonderful displays and films which are on the first floor. Also on the first floor is a fabulously fun bookstore which is a must-see. To arrive to the second floor there is both an elevator and a stunning set of new stairs. There is a bright and airy Cafe with sandwiches, yogurt, cookies, coffee, teas and cold drinks. Seating indoors and out in a lovely garden which leads to the Twain Mansion. NOTE: The Harriet Beecher Stowe Mansion is right on the same lot and MUST be seen immediately after. [ We saw it right after looking at the Twain house, then went back to Mark Twain Museum to finish looking at exhibits in 1st FL and buy goodies in the Bookstore. ]
Went for the first time today. $20 ea to get general admission, more if you want a personalized tour. Our tour guide was great, very knowledgeable and she encouraged questions. The house is unique, restored nicely but not fully, work in progress for the last 25yrs but still worth seeing. This isn't really for kids, not much for them and you can't touch anything inside the house. The grounds are beautiful and what has been rehabbed is beautiful
The Mark Twain Museum was great. The tour guide was interesting and told us a lot of interesting facts about Twain that I didn't know. It is too bad you can't take pictures inside the house. It was a beautiful house. I am a English major, so this was right up my ally. I enjoyed the tour and would recommend it to anyone who is a Twain fan. Also the huckleberry chocolate bars are great!
This was so interesting to visit! There is so much to see here concerning the life of "Mark Twain". The museum, bookstore and house were all here. The house is unbelievable for the time period. Many other areas of interest near here. This is a guided tour worth taking.
I am on a historical site frenzy and The Mark Twain House certainly lived up to my expectations as being a fantastic site to visit. The tour was very informative and my guide was thoroughly knowledgeable about the Clemens family and especially about the great humorist and author Samuel Clemens. There are plenty of original pieces inside the home as well as restored furnishings. One is not allowed to take pictures inside the house (as I was able to at The John Adams home in Quincy, Massachusetts) and the price is $20 but don't let that deter you from visiting ths amazing historical home of a truly remarkable American. Highly recommended!