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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 37 Attractions in Hartford
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Historic Sites, Sights & 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, Sights & 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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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 19, 2015

Mark Twain had an incredible house built. everything is very ornate and victorian. It was interesting to learn about such a famous author that lived here in hartford for a good part of his life. Tour is about 30-40 minutes. Unfortunately i did not have the time to visit the museum. Twice a year they have a free day for... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 17, 2015

A ticket to the Mark Twain House is $18 for about a 20 minute tour. A lot depends on the tour guide. I have been there more than once and each time it was like a different tour. The house is beautiful and well restored to the original beauty. If you ask the right questions you will learn about the... More 

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Hartford, CT
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 11, 2015

Excellent historical attraction, must see when you're in Hartford. Excelente lugar histórico para visitar cuando este en Hartford.

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Port Isaac, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 10, 2015

Was recommended, we went and it was great. Nice gift shop too with decent gifts and book collection that served well for gifts for back home that were not "tacky" sort of tourism gifts.

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Boston, MA
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31 helpful votes 31 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 8, 2015

Yes, it's a wonderfully restored great house that guides you right back to the era. You meet Mark Twain, the incredibly talented self-made man and writer; a failed investor; and peace thinker and activist. You'll also run into one of Tiffany's first stained glass pieces. There's also Harriet Beacher Stowe House tour packaged together. The guided tour was really informative.... More 

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Dornbirn, Austria
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 6, 2015

On our visit to the NE states, we went to Hartford just to see the Mark Twain House. It was well worth it for me as a fan of his writing. The house is well-preserved and the guide provided a lot of fascinating information about Twain, the family, and the house itself. One of Twain's daughters was actually involved in... More 

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Seattle
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 3, 2015

The house has been restored to its late 19th Century state, when Twain had it built and lived there with his family. Fascinating tour. Worth the hour, and more.

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Brasilia, DF
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 28, 2014

The house itself is magnificent. Besides, you get to know a lot about Mark Twain's life in a short movie before the tour and later during ythe guided tour. After the tour is over, you get to see Harriet Beecher Stowe's home, which is just across the garden, and hear about her life and ideas as well. Don't miss it.

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

Thanks for your visit! Glad you had a chance to see both Twain & Stowe. We appreciate your review & hope we'll see you again sometime. More 

Fort Myers, Florida
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 15, 2014

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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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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