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The Mark Twain House & Museum

Closed Now: 09:30 - 17:30
Open today: 09:30 - 17:30
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Didn't know what to expect!

You will be scheduled with a small group guided tour which gives you a chance to hear more stories... read more

Reviewed 5 days ago
Beverly S
Loved the ghost tour

We had wanted to visit the Twain house before and the ghost tour was a perfect reason. Definitely... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
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The Mark Twain House & Museum, a National Historic Landmark in Hartford, Connecticut, was the home of America's greatest author, Samuel Clemens (a.k.a. Mark Twain) and his family from 1874 to 1891. It is also where Twain lived when he wrote his most...more
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Suggested duration: 2-3 hours
351 Farmington Ave, Hartford, CT 06105-6400
+1 860-247-0998
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Most Helpful Positive Review
Reviewed 12 April 2005

We visited on a Sat afternoon and enjoyed a non-crowded, small group tour. You need to have 2 hours (and a literary proclivity) to enjoy a complete visit to the Mark Twain house. The house itself is a nice victorian home, well preserved and restored....More

19  Thank cooltraveller
Most Helpful Critical Review
Reviewed 21 August 2004

There are long lines, and then when you finaly get in you get to hear a boring commentator talk about an old house while you walk for a half and hour through it.

7  Thank Inspire5040
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Reviewed 5 days ago

You will be scheduled with a small group guided tour which gives you a chance to hear more stories about the family and the house, while preserving the beautiful home. The visitor center has a small museum area to learn even more about the Twain...More

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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We had wanted to visit the Twain house before and the ghost tour was a perfect reason. Definitely not overly scary, but a unique perspective and the house did not disappoint. It was beautiful. We look forward to returning again in the future.

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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We recently took the living history tour and loved every minute of it! Our tour guide was Lizzie Wills, Mark Twain’s gossipy maid. She made the tour both informative and a lot of fun! It was just like we were were visiting back in Mark...More

Thank ILuke19
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

To date this has been my favorite house tour. I am not a huge Mark Twain fan, but the stories, architecture and history in the house are amazing. No pictures are allowed inside which is disappointing but understandable. I loved the tour, as well as...More

Thank Jekela
Reviewed 1 week ago

The Mark Twain House and Museum is an astonishing architectural, historical and literary gem in the middle of old Hartford--a few steps from downtown and right next to the Harriet Beecher Stowe House. Beautifully restored, the experience of seeing Twain's library and writing rooms, learning...More

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I had 1 hour to kill before I had to be at the airport so I decided to go see this house. Tours take 1 1/2 hours, so I didn’t have enough time to take a tour. I asked if I could just walk around...More

Thank dianawaites
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

If you have never read Mark Twain, I guess I can understand that, but if you never knew ABOUT Mark Twain, that is unforgivable. He had such a full life and so many adventures. He did a lot and traveled all over the world. Yes,...More

Thank Ms. Elizabeth C
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I only had an hour and a half to spend here, but it was well worth it. The guided tour of the house was very interesting and informative. Didn't have too much time to view the exhibits in the adjacent museum, but from what I...More

Thank 935hhl
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Visited the Mark Twain House and Museum on a cold damp day in October. Booked the character tour with the maid, which was very interesting. As there was a delay of 90 minutes before this tour commenced we decided to warm up with a coffee...More

Thank Miriam C
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Taking a tour is the only way to see inside this former home of author Samuel Clemens (who wrote under the pen name Mark Twain). Tours go frequently and you have an hourly option with a character guide/actor. Many of the items on show in...More

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Response from paulasY1572TP | Reviewed this property |
We didn’t do that . But people where talking and like the tour.
21 January 2018|
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Response from Lin K | Reviewed this property |
no, not inside but outside you can.