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The Mark Twain House & Museum

Address: 351 Farmington Ave., Hartford, CT 06105
Phone Number: +1 860-247-0998
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Ranked #1 of 40 Attractions in Hartford
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Historic Sites, Landmarks
Activities: Shopping
Owner description: The restored home of Mark Twain, located in the Nook Farm neighborhood, is a testimonial to one of...
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Type: Historic Sites, Landmarks
Activities: Shopping
Owner description: 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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Fort Myers, Florida
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 15, 2014 NEW

To see the Mark Twain Museum and the special exhibit was free. But to go inside the house required paying for a tour. And it was worth it. Out tour guide was not only greatly knowledgable about the house and the time period it was built/used in, he also had insider knowledge on Mark Twain and his family. Even if... More 

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Nashville, Tennessee
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12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 8, 2014

To go inside, you must take a tour. We went during the week during the offseason, and so ended up with a private guide. One of the truly great Americans, a man with a quote for almost everything, many of them engraved on the walls of the accompanying museum. No fee if you don't opt for the tour. It's worth... More 

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Dallas, Texas
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 4, 2014

This is a great place to viist. The house is beautful and the docents were very knowledgeable. Anyone who loves to visit the great homes in America will definitely not want to miss this. Don't forget to spend time in the museum it is very interesting.

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Meriden
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 4, 2014

Worth your time to visit. Unusual home aesthetically. Design and furnishings reflect Twain's unique personality. Interesting & informative museum.

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Richboro, Pennsylvania
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 30, 2014

The tour guide was very candid, not stuffy. She welcomed all questions, very informative and the house was so interesting in appearance. Inside and out.

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New London, Connecticut
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 24, 2014

The house is comfortable but not ostentatious. The rooms feel authentic and you can imagine how the great man would have working on his books. It's a must for students of this author.

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 24, 2014

I have first edition Mark Twain's. He was America's great 19th century writer. Some believe him to be the creator of American literature. His house is nice but it is simply a house. It does not bring the author's experiences to life. It doe snot shout out the times and the experiences.

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Boston, Massachusetts
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 23, 2014

We went on a tour of the museum and his house, it was definitely worth it, guide was very knowledgeable and gave an indept review of mark twain life and work,tour cost less if you do a double tour of twain and Harriet Beecher Stowe houses as they were neighbors

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FORT COLLINS
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 19, 2014

Our recent tour was very informative, but I wish I had a miner's helmut light on! As another commented, it is very dark inside. The curious popularity of dark wall coverings impedes seeing. It is interesting to see what a 'city body' Samuel Clemons was despite the Missouri River references. Lots of sadness in his family, though, as a tour... More 

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Montreal, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 17, 2014

Went to the Mark Twain house and Museum in mid November and had a really great time. The tour was guided by Connor, who had so much to say, and was extremely knowledgeable about everything Mark Twain. Was very impressed with the house. An almost surreal experience knowing that I was standing in the house where so much history was... More 

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