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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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My husband and I really enjoyed visiting this house and museum. We learned so much about Mark Twain that we didn't know about him. What an interesting man! The house itself was... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed August 1, 2015
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 1, 2015 NEW

My husband and I really enjoyed visiting this house and museum. We learned so much about Mark Twain that we didn't know about him. What an interesting man! The house itself was very interesting.

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Sugar Grove
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 31, 2015 NEW

Recent visit with brother & wife - took the tour, $ 16 a piece but worth it. Tour guide was knowledgable & articulate- told reason Twain was there & many more details of his life. Adjacent museum very well worth the walk through also.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 31, 2015 NEW

This museum is very interesting because it has two parts - the more modern "museum" section that houses various items and history about Mark Twain, including a great gift shop with some fun Mark Twain memorabilia. The second part is the house itself, which looks huge from the outside, but feels much smaller on the inside (not sure if that... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 30, 2015 NEW

Although a great visitors' center, the house itself was "creatively restored" so you have to use a lot of imagination. The architecture is interesting as is the history. But the ship sailed on genuine preservation back in the 1960s.

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East Hartford, Connecticut
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2015 NEW

I may be a little bias when it comes to the Mark Twain house due to fond memories as a child and a passion for reading and writing. I loved going on school field trips and I loved going as an adult to see what I missed as a child and/or to see things from an adult's view. I remember... More 

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New York City
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2015 NEW

The Mark Twain House is extremely interesting even for those who were not a follower of the writer. The Home is by guided tour only and is well worth the money ($19 adult). For me, the architecture was the most interesting aspect because it is very usual...patterned brick in a Gothic style. There are also 2 small rooms of exhibits... More 

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Surprise, Arizona
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2015 NEW

Very interesting visit to the home Mark Twain lived in with his wife and 3 daughters after he achieved fame and some money. The house snd museum are located in a very beautiful area of a grim city. I was pleasantly surprised at the advanced technology present that was built according to Mrs Clemons specifications. Sadly the Clemens lived there... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2015 NEW

Our tour guide was thorough and delightful, even with some rather demanding guests (one man was using a walker, and the museum clearly states that one must be able to navigate several flights of stairs). The home was in impeccable condition, and for that I must commend the caretakers. The visitors center is modern, informative and is a welcoming precursor... More 

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Nashville, Tennessee
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2015 NEW

I truly enjoyed the tour which was led by a very knowledgeable young lady. She was able to answer most all questions from our group.

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

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