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The Mark Twain House & Museum

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Address: 351 Farmington Ave., Hartford, CT 06105
Phone Number: +1 860-247-0998
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Description: The restored home of Mark Twain, located in the Nook Farm neighborhood, is...
The restored home of Mark Twain, located in the Nook Farm neighborhood, is a testimonial to one of America's greatest authors and social commentators.
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Mark Twain Home Tour

This was a fantastic tour. Beautiful home with lots to see. Highlight of our trip. If you're in the Hartford, CT area, a must see.

5 of 5 starsReviewed September 2, 2015
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2015 NEW

This was a fantastic tour. Beautiful home with lots to see. Highlight of our trip. If you're in the Hartford, CT area, a must see.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2015 NEW

We visited the Mark Twain house as part of a company sponsored party. It was very interesting to learn about Mark Twain and his life here in Connecticut. We were amazed at how well the house has been restored. The Mark twain impersonator was very good. Made you feel like you were there when Mark Twain was. Highly recommended for... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2015 NEW

If you're in Connecticut, you must visit the museum and do the tour. The house is wonderfully preserved and really allows you to step back in time and imagine what life was like then.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 29, 2015 NEW

We visited the house and museum in a lovely, cool summer afternoon. My daughter actually suggested going as she had read Twain in English class last year. The parking lot was actually before the house, so we missed it, but parked street side and cut through the parking for the Harriet Beecher Stowe house. We toured the newer museum prior... More 

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Haverhill, Massachusetts
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 29, 2015 NEW

This is a place that I have always wanted to visit. It is easy to find with a GPS. It is only two hours from my house. When you walk into the greeting building where you purchase your tickets, ($16 for seniors, $20 for adults,I believe) you are told that the tour of the house takes one hour and there... More 

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Bridgeport, Connecticut
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 17, 2015 via mobile

Took a family trip on a weekend, totally worth it. We have a toddler and he loved looking at everything. So it's definitely family friendly and educational. Would recommend to anyone in the area.

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Manchester
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 17, 2015

Growing up in Connecticut you, of course, hear about local historic places such as The Mark Twain House and Museum but never visit it. We go to many historic places in other states but overlook our own beautiful attractions in our own state as many people we have talked to are guilty of. Last September, we decided to be a... More 

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Ithaca, New York
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 16, 2015

Mark Twain home is majestic and well appointed. Patrick was my tour guide and he was friendly and well versed in the home's history. Will be back to take more time in the museum. Nice gift shop with unique items, and Mark Twain themed gifts at great prices.

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 15, 2015

The film was informative about the man. The tour of the home, with our guide, did not provide any more insight than the film we watched. We enjoyed the well done (Ken Burns) film prior to our 1 hour tour and it was great. The tour itself did not add a great more insight or great stories. For a man... More 

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Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 15, 2015

Company hosted a tour and wine tasting. The tour was fantastic - tour guide was AMAZING! I would recommend the tour to anyone traveling in the area.

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