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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 64 things to do 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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6 reviews 6 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 1, 2015 NEW via mobile

Throwback in the real sense when throwback in the digital age is only viewed on Facebook. One of Hartfords many historical venues open to the public. Authors homes abound in the city as well as gun makers in the state

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West Hartford, Connecticut
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 26, 2015 NEW

We've taken out of town visitors here several times. Each time, I enjoy the tour and learn something new myself. The guided tours are very thorough. You get a glimpse of both Mark Twain and his family, and the unique architectural features of the house. The newish visitor center has changing exhibits that are not limited to Mark Twain memorabilia,... More 

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West Suffield, Connecticut
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 20, 2015

Mark Twain located in Hartford is an interesting home that sheltered Twain and his family. The home is very large and helped generate the writing skills of the gifted man.

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Bloomfield, Connecticut
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 20, 2015

After living in Connecticut for 25 years, and in the greater Hartford area for more than 10 of those, I was embarrassed to say I had never been to the Mark Twain House, so when a Living Social deal popped up, a friend (who has lived in CT for 40 years) and I went. What a delight! We arrived about... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2015

I've had a chance to go to the MTH on numerous occasions. They offer a basic tour with knowledgeable guides who share the history of this amazing home and its creator. You learn much about the famed author who chose to live in this eclectic neighborhood. The on going restoration allows you to see something new with every visit. They... More 

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Hartford, Connecticut
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2015

If you are a fan of his books or into history you have to visit this place. It's located in the Western side of Hartford on Farmington ave. Pretty cool stuff.

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Lebanon, Pennsylvania
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 14, 2015

I knew almost nothing about Mark Twain other than his books. This tour told us his life story, which I found really interesting. I felt like I connected with his joys and his sorrows. His house is amazing, not opulent, but warm and inviting, the kind of place I would love to live in. He also sounds like the kind... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 4, 2015

We first went to the Mark Twain House and Harriet Beecher Stowe House and Center in order to entertain friends from abroad. We have been back happily a number of times. Each time we find the tours different because the guides are not programmed to give the same speech. They all have their own interests and lean that way during... More 

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New Britain, Connecticut
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 2, 2015

The Mark Twain House is a beautiful Victorian home in the center of the city. The house is beautifully decorated and the museum offers great insight to Mark Twain as not only a great American Author, but also chronicles the variety of "business" adventures he pursued, some with disastrous financial results. With any museum tour, the guide is always crucial... More 

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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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