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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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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
2 reviews
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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7 reviews 7 reviews
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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414 reviews 414 reviews
217 attraction reviews
233 helpful votes 233 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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Hartford, Connecticut
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3 reviews 3 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2014 NEW

The house has expanded into a museum over the years, and escorting a friend from out of town through it I saw it with new eyes. I missed not seeing Twain's typesetting machine (which used to be in the basement), but the details of the house were pointed out more meticulously this time. And the expansion of the house into... More

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CT
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7 reviews 7 reviews
4 attraction reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2014 NEW

Excellent tour guides who make the tour very informative and entertaining. Mark Twain was an interesting character and the guides being him to life.

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Hartford, Connecticut
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31 reviews 31 reviews
6 attraction reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2014 NEW

I have been to the Mark Twain house and found it very interesting. To know that the famous author Mark Twain (Samuel Clemmons) once lived in the house was intriguing, Also, don't miss the Harriett Beecher Stowe house next door. The guides are wonderful and very knowledgeable.

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Wethersfield, CT
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11 reviews 11 reviews
38 helpful votes 38 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2014 NEW

Put the Mark Twain House at the top of your Hartford "to do" list! Samuel Clemens and his family lived in this Victorian home between 1871 and 1891 when Hartford was one of the premier manufacturing centers in the country. The house is a treasure filled with period antiques, the highlight of which is a Paige Typesetter that both intrigued... More

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New England
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2014 NEW

Travel back in time to learn about Mark Twain by visiting his house in Hartford CT. See where he has his family and wrote his famous books.

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