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Mark Twain House

351 Farmington Ave., Hartford, CT 06105
860-247-0998
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Ranked #1 of 44 attractions in Hartford
Type: Historic Sites
Activities: Shopping
Traveler Description: Mark Twain and his family lived in this 19-room mansion on Farmington Avenue from 1874-1891.  Many rooms are lavishly decorated by Associated... more »
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Staunton, Virginia
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192 reviews 192 reviews
56 attraction reviews
73 helpful votes 73 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 19, 2014 NEW

I took my children to this museum while we were staying near Hartford. We were pressed for time and did not get to go to the museum, so this review is only for the house. Al was our tour guide and he was terrific. He was very knowledgeable about the life of Samuel Clemens (Mark Twain) and his family. The... More

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Los Angeles, California
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101 reviews 101 reviews
35 attraction reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 18, 2014 NEW

We enjoyed the tour of Twain's home and museum. insight into Mark Twain and his life was great. This home was where he wrote so many of the classics. Tours were small depending on the time of day and tour guide did a fine job describing era of the day. Home was really wonderful to see and enjoy.

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Orlando, Florida
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16 reviews 16 reviews
3 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 18, 2014 NEW

I had a great time and enjoyed the tour immensely. It is too bad you cannot take photos inside the home because it is remarkable and I would have liked to show my friends and family. The tour guide was knowledgeable and gave a very good, thorough tour. I learned a lot too! Naturally, if you aren't interested in Mark... More

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Belfast, United Kingdom
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25 reviews 25 reviews
7 attraction reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 17, 2014 NEW

We really enjoyed our tour of Mark Twain's home in Hartford and tour guide was quite knowledgeable, as you would expect, however we did feel that at $18 each it was quite expensive.

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Hartford, Connecticut
2 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 16, 2014 NEW

Since I grew up in Missouri, I was immediately interested in touring Mark Twain's "eastern home", having spent much time in Twain-related buildings in Hannibal, MO and Louisiana, MO. I even tried to get lost in the Mark Twain Cave south of Hannibal. The Architecture and decorations in the House were extremely interesting. The organization that owns and shows the... More

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Hartford, Connecticut
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10 reviews 10 reviews
5 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2014 NEW

The docents seem to aim at the lowest common denominator, offering weak jokes (sometimes in poor taste) and patter.

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Hartford, Connecticut
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2014 NEW

This is the house where Mark Twain lived with his family and did much of his writing. For a view into the late 19th century and the life of one America's best loved writers and humorists, don't miss it.

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Hartford, Connecticut
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2014 NEW

Walking through Twain's house is very nostalgic. Each room a gem up to his billiard room and writing area on the top floor. Christmas display is exceptional. Museum next door.

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Hartford, Connecticut
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9 reviews 9 reviews
3 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2014 NEW

It was a experience to tour the home as well as the grounds and gain knowledge as to the life and times of the Clements family. There is a gift shop to bring home a memory of your visit.

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Ridgefield, CT
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217 attraction reviews
234 helpful votes 234 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2014 NEW

This is a well maintained and cared for home of Mark Twain. It is in a nice location and is tastefully decorated. It has an interesting history and is well worth visiting if you are in the area.

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