The Mark Twain House And Museum, Hartford
The Mark Twain House And Museum, Hartford - Address, Phone Number, Ticket Price
Address: 351 Farmington Ave, Hartford, CT 06105, USA
Ticket Price: 19 USD
Time Required: 02:00 Hrs
Timings: 09:30 am - 05:30 pm Details
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About The Mark Twain House And Museum, Hartford
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 Opening and Closing 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 - Write a Review
They have been restoring this place for the last 50 years. It really shows, everything is well put together. Things in the home appear to be original or a very good reproduction. The tour guides have excellent knowledge about the property. Our group asked many questions and the tour guide had answers for all of them. Picture taking is not allowed inside the house.
This is a great destination for adults. The docent we had been was very courteous, engaging and we'll informed. Some of the guides dress in period costume, such as the butler. There is no touching allowed so not a good place for kids. The lighting is very dim in the house, apparently to keep it as Historical as possible. There is no photography of any kind allowed.
Mixed feelings about this place. Great gift shop and visitor center. It is one of many houses,houses Mark Twain lived in. Obviously this is a great source of pride,and employment for Hartford. But Mark Twain/Samuel Clements died in Redding Connecticut. I also believe he is buried in a family plot in New York. So for some reason,Mark Twain turned his his back on Hartford Connecticut.The man headed for pastures greener. Maybe he had bad memories here,it was an unlucky house. Maybe he didn't get on with the neighbors. We will never know. Just bare this in mind when visiting the house.
Exceeded my expectations. Visit the museum, tour the home and learn about one of our country's most interesting historical figures. I recommend the living history tour given by an actress playing the part of an 1800's house servant.
Mark Twain was a unique individual and his home expresses that unique feeling for adventure and travel. Every detail was thoughtfully attended to. The new museum building is exquisite with plenty of free parking. The grounds are beautifully landscaped and are shared with the Harriet Beecher Stowe house and a third house belonging to Stowers niece who had the vision to preserve the houses and the grounds for future generations. Well worth the trip to see these gorgeous homes and to learn about M. Twain and H.Beecher Stowe. Easy to get to just down the street from the off ramp of I84. It is also said to be haunted by his daughter Susan who died there as a young woman. They give candlelight tours and for an additional $5 you can do the tour which includes the basement. Around Halloween they also do special night tours which sell out quickly so get your tickets early. Very interesting historical place.