The Mark Twain House And Museum

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  • 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 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 Address: 351 Farmington Ave, Hartford, CT 06105, USA, United States
  • The Mark Twain House And Museum Contact Number: +1-8602470998
  • The Mark Twain House And Museum Timing: 09:30 am - 05:30 pm
  • The Mark Twain House And Museum Price: 19 USD
  • Best time to visit The Mark Twain House And Museum(preferred time): 09:30 am - 02:30 pm
  • Time required to visit The Mark Twain House And Museum: 02:00 Hrs
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  • 95% of people who visit Hartford include The Mark Twain House And Museum in their plan

  • 64.07% of people start their The Mark Twain House And Museum visit around 09 AM - 10 AM

  • People usually take around 2 Hrs to see The Mark Twain House And Museum

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  • 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.

  • The main parking lot was a bit difficult to find. Look out for an obscure sign along Farmington Avenue between Forest and Owen streets, which points to the driveway. The museum and the 45-minute house tour are satisfactory. There are exhibits and a short film in the museum, where I learned a great deal about the life and times of the famed author - his humble beginnings, his most important novels, and his inspiration for writing those novels. He held progressive views and was vocal about them. The house is a short walk away and can only be visited via a guided tour. It was really dark inside and we were told that was deliberate because that's how it was when the author and his family lived there. We visited on a scorching summer day and the air-conditioning made for a comfortable and pleasant tour. No picture-taking though. And the place was crowded as there were two other groups doing the house tour. After the house tour, we walked around the green space and chanced upon the Harriet Beecher Stowe Center (we came back the next day to join a guided tour). We ended our tour at the nice gift shop. Our entire stay lasted 2.5 hours.

  • Mark Twain House is a jewel of Hartford, CT. The house is restored and many of the items that he purchased for his home have found their way back. I believe that there is still original work done by Louis Comfort Tiffany in the home. A fairly recent addition to the property is a museum with classrooms, gift shop and cafe. The staff is engaging and holds different programs such as the Clue game I recently attended, and Ghost walks that are especially popular around Halloween. I understand that approximately 10% of their collection is shown at any given time. This creates a desire to visit often. I highly recommend many visits. However it should be noted that the house itself is not handicapped accessible. The museum is.

  • While the Mark Twain house itself is incredible, the tour does not do it justice, and unfortunately, I cannot recommend visiting especially at the high ticket prices. I would have gladly spent hours inside the house, but instead, was rushed through in about 45 minutes. It felt like we were being led through as quickly as possible in order to maximize the number of paying customers: we could not enter many of the rooms, and the tour guide did not let us linger to inspect details or even ask questions. While your experience may vary depending on the guide, the experience was more a commercial enterprise than a historical visit which is a shame considering the grandeur of the house. The museum itself is also an impressive building and I want to recommend this attraction, but without a better tour, my rating is a thumbs down.

  • Made a visit here while my husband was finishing up work before our vacation time in Hartford and I’m so glad I did. I stopped in on a Friday and signed up for the first standard tour of the day. I ended up being the only person there and got my own private tour of the place! My tour guide was so sweet and very knowledgeable about the property, Mark Twain, and the era the house was built in general that it was well worth the $20.

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