The Mark Twain House And MuseumCurrently Open [Closes at 05:30 pm]
- Address: 351 Farmington Ave, Hartford, CT 06105, USA, United States
- Timings: 09:30 am - 05:30 pm Details
- Phone: +1-8602470998
- Ticket Price: 19 USD
- Time Required: 02:00 Hrs
- Tags: Museum, Historical Site, Family And Kids
The Mark Twain House And Museum - Review
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 Information
- Admission to the Mark Twain House is by guided tour only.
The Mark Twain House And Museum Ticket Prices
- 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 Public Transport
- 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, Hartford Reviews
Absolutely amazing spot to explore the legacy of Mark Twain while checking out a beautiful house built hundreds of years ago but restored to perfection in a guided tour with knowledgeable guides. The pricing is a little expensive but the hour long walk through the house is totally worth it and they have tours leaving every half hour so you don't have to wait long no matter when you get there. Plentiful parking and the beautiful surrounding scenery make for a great place to spend an hour or two on any day. The 23 minute compressed documentary is chocolate full of information as well as the 2 exhibits.
You pay $25 for a Living History Tour, $18 for a regular tour. I recommend you spend the extra. We loved her tour presentation! The house is well worth seeing. Call ahead to get the GPS for secure parking as it's in an area that looks a little rough.
Absolutely loved this tour! As long time fan of Mark Twain, I have always wanted to visit his home and it did not disappoint! Michael our tour guide was great and very knowledgeable but if you get a chance to go on the living history tour make sure you do. Another tour was ahead of us and it looked fantastic. Drove 2 hours out of the way for the visit and well worth the trip. In my opinion $20 per person is reasonably priced considering the cost to preserve this magnificent home.
To be in the room where Sam wrote Huckleberry Finn? That’s worth the trip alone. The bonus is getting to learn about how Samuel Clemens became one of the most respected American authors, Mark Twain. Visiting his home we learn that he is quite deep and complex. His Huckleberry Finn only made him famous after his death. His home is stunningly beautiful and worth a visit. His stories and work are legendary.
The house itself is neat to walk through, and the museum is a fitting memorial to the sardonic icon. Well worth a visit if you're in the area and like Twain. The souvenir shirts weren't in my size, and I was disappointed they didn't have one that said "Twain Wreck" showing him hosting a pint of whisky and running a steamboat aground. Somebody should make that a thing.