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Harriet Beecher Stowe Center

77 Forest St., Hartford, CT 06105
860-522-9258
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Ranked #5 of 44 Attractions in Hartford
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Historic Sites
Owner description: Harriet Beecher Stowe was the best-selling author of the anti-slavery novel “Uncle Tom’s Cabin.” A 21st-century museum and program center, the Stowe... more » Owner description: Harriet Beecher Stowe was the best-selling author of the anti-slavery novel “Uncle Tom’s Cabin.” A 21st-century museum and program center, the Stowe Center offers interactive and engaging tours of Stowe’s home and garden and programs designed to inspire action on social justice issues. Themed tours change monthly; specialized tour experiences and discussion-based contemporary issue programs regularly offered. In 2012-13, marking the 150th anniversary of the Emancipation Proclamation, the continued sesquicentennial of the Civil War and the 200th anniversary of the birth of abolitionist Henry Ward Beecher, Stowe's favorite brother. « less
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Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 22, 2014 NEW

I learned many things about Harriet Beecher Stowe that I hadn't known before. For example she was an artist as well as a writer and she wrote many other books in addition to "Uncle Tom's Cabin." The Mark Twain House is right next door, so it is worth it to tour both. There is a reduced price for a joint... More

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New Bedford,MA
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 30, 2014

We did the combo Twain & Stowe houses tour. 1 1/2 hours and very interesting & informative. All of your questions will be answered. I highly recommend this tour. Not for very young children though. We had one on our tour, and she was very antsy

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San Jose, California
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2014

We bought the combo tour of the Mark Twain house and the Harriet Beecher Stowe house. The guides were interesting and informative. Both house are worth a visit.

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Grand Rapids, Michigan
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 15, 2014

The Harriet Beecher Stowe House tour is one that I definitely recommend if in Hartford. Located right next door to the Mark Twain house, we decided to do both tours. Both did not disappoint. Each house had a separate tour guide but both were extremely knowledgeable about each particular home. Harriet Beecher Stowe sounded like a firecracker and the history... More

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Oil City, PA
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2014

I traveled to Hartford because I am a Mark Twain fan (and an English teacher). When I got to town and saw that Harriet Beecher Stowe was Twain's neighbor and I could combine a tour of both houses, the decision was an easy one. While I was much more impressed with both the tour guide and the home at the... More

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Seattle, Washington
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 25, 2014

Lots to see and learn. Worth the trip. Right next to Mark Twain Center. Movie was very informative. Helpful and knowledgeable staff. Worth the drive.

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Wantagh NY
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 16, 2014

Our tour guide not only gave us lots of background information on Harriet Beecher Stowe, but he made the house tour so interesting that you almost felt as though you can visualize and hear Harriet Stowe and her family in the rooms. He included background information on Harriet, her times and the surrounding area. We had no idea that Hartford... More

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Portland, Oregon
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 15, 2014

The interesting thing about Harriet Beecher Stowe's house is that almost 100% of the items in the home were family owned or her own. The house was a bit smaller than Mark Twain's home, but packed with information. Such an inspiring lady!

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La Quinta, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 13, 2014

Very informative tour. Absolutely loved it. A must if your visiting Hartford. Friendly tour guides. Plus Mark Twains house is right next door.

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Stratford, Connecticut, United States
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 12, 2014

Great example of a middle class "cottage" of the times - not high end, however there are great examples of Harriet's paintings (flowers!), and her writing spaces. On the same property as the Twain House, do them together, then read Uncle Tom's Cabin when you go home.

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