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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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Great tour! Loved everything about it...great tour guide. She was able to answer any and all questions we'd throw at her.

5 of 5 starsReviewed July 27, 2015
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Roy, WA
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46 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2015 NEW

Great tour! Loved everything about it...great tour guide. She was able to answer any and all questions we'd throw at her.

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Crystal Lake, Illinois
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2015 NEW

There is construction on the street in front of the house. If you pass Harriet Beecher Stowe's house, then Twain's house. ... slow down. ... gravel driveway enterenc leads to paved parking lot. Guided tours leave every 15 minutes. On Sunday, we got there at 2:05 and got on the 2:30 tour. There is a great movie in the visitor... More 

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Berlin, Connecticut
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 25, 2015 NEW

The Mark Twain House and Museum and the Harriet Beecher Stowe Center is a go to for our out of town guests. They also have special events throughout the year. https://www.marktwainhouse.org/

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Las Cruces, New Mexico, United States
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2015 NEW

The architecture of this mansion is astounding. The sheer opulence of Mark Twain's lifestyle at this time in his life is amazing and the original (to the family/mansion) and period furnishings are stunning.

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Chevy Chase, Maryland
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 190 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2015

We really enjoyed this attraction! It is fairly easy to find, and there is plenty of free parking just past the house on the left side of the street. I suppose the house was almost in the countryside when it was first finished, and it must have been a real stunner at the time. Even today it is intriguing from... More 

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Burley, Idaho
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2015

Very interesting tour and beautiful house. The tour guide gave detailed information about Twain's life. Harriet Beecher Stowe right next door.

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Toronto, Canada
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 18, 2015

Large property, well preserved house and furnishings, but doesn't offer much insight into the man and his writings.

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MarkTwainHouse, Tourism Outreach Coordinator at The Mark Twain House & Museum, responded to this review

Thanks for the visit and the review. Sorry you felt disappointed, it's a tricky balance to cover a huge house and the fascinating story of Mark Twain in an hour with great depth, but we try our best. If you get a chance, watch Ken Burns' documentary on Twain or pick up the Autobiography. Musts for any true Twainiac! Thanks... More 

Tampa, Florida
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 36 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 15, 2015

The tour takes less than an hour. It was very interesting. Lots of steps on the tour. With the museum, plan on an hour to hour and a half. Our tour guide was very knowledgeable, and appeared to enjoy what she did. I wish all tours were this interesting.

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MarkTwainHouse, Tourism Outreach Coordinator at The Mark Twain House & Museum, responded to this review

Thanks! So glad you enjoyed it! More 

New York, New York, United States
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 14, 2015

It great tour very informative.The guide was a retire school teacher gave us great information about Mark Twain.Its in very bad neighborhood,parking pass the house after the road construction and small sign you might miss it.

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MarkTwainHouse, Tourism Outreach Coordinator at The Mark Twain House & Museum, responded to this review

So glad you enjoyed your visit! Our guides really do make it a great experience. Sorry about the road work, I think it makes the neighborhood seem worse than it really is. For future visitors reading this, set GPS for 385 Farmington Avenue, Hartford, Connecticut which will put you right at the driveway entrance to our main parking lot. Hopefully... More 

Newtown, Connecticut
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 13, 2015

The guided tour was delightful highlighting both stories about the family during the time they called this home and the artifacts that allow visitors to step back in time. The attention to facts and minute details is quite impressive. Be sure to visit the little museum. We found that many tour participants skipped this treasure perhaps because it doesn't appear... More 

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MarkTwainHouse, Tourism Outreach Coordinator at The Mark Twain House & Museum, responded to this review

Thanks, the outside has been described as a cross between a Mississippi River Steamboat and a cuckoo clock. The inside is even better! So glad you took a chance on us and enjoyed your visit. To know Twain is to love him. Thanks again! More 

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Address: 351 Farmington Ave., Hartford, CT 06105
Phone Number: +1 860-247-0998
Location: United States  >  Connecticut (CT)  >  Hartford

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