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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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We were so lucky to arrive early & get on one of the tours that was only 10 minutes from starting. As we finally ended the tour & left the gift shop, we noticed that all the tours... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed May 18, 2015
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New preston CT
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114 reviews 114 reviews
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57 helpful votes 57 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 23, 2015 NEW

This house has been meticulously restored and was an enjoyable but not a great tour. Perhaps it was the limited one hour time and a docent. We have visited many historical homes and came away with a much more rewarding feeling than this visit. Definitely something to see in the Hartford area.

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RIO RANCHO
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53 helpful votes 53 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 18, 2015 NEW

We were so lucky to arrive early & get on one of the tours that was only 10 minutes from starting. As we finally ended the tour & left the gift shop, we noticed that all the tours were filled for the rest of the day. This is not to be missed. Our guide, GARY was full of facts &... More 

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Melbourne, Florida
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81 reviews 81 reviews
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46 helpful votes 46 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 18, 2015 NEW

Touring with a small group and a pleasant, knowledgeable docent provided an intimate look into the life and family of one of the great American authors. The home is beautiful and the stories related to its construction and the family that built it and lived there are most interesting. A well spent hour.

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Seattle, Washington
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6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 15, 2015

I love history, I love to read, and I love Mark Twain! This house was brilliant! Imaging Mark Twain telling stories to his kids in the library, playing with them in the rooms, and the grounds! Read something of his before going, it makes it more personal. I spent about an hour just hanging out on the grounds imagining him... More 

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Medina, Ohio
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 12, 2015

My friend and I visited the Mark Twain House in Hartford, CT on May 9, 2015. We were fortunate in that we were there early and the tour had very few people in it. Before the tour we were able to watch a 20 minute video about Mark Twain. The house was that of the Clemens family. When the house... More 

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Naperville, Illinois
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 7, 2015

I never knew that Mark Twain lived in Hartford. It was very interesting to hear about his life in Hartford. There is a visitor's center with a museum showing all of Twain's travels. There is a fee of $19 for the tour, parking is free.

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Fayetteville, Arkansas
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 30, 2015

You can pay about $15 for a fully guided tour through the house or $6 for just a museum & grounds pass to view the home. Would be nice to be able to pay somewhere in between to be able to view the inside of the house without having to listen to a guided tour. Nice clean facility with clean... More 

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Marietta, Georgia
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21 reviews 21 reviews
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8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 26, 2015

Over the top home built by Sam Clemons, featuring modern for it's day conveniences, and sumptuous furniture. It's located in a historic area of Hartford, and you can tour Harriet Beecher Stowe's home next door.

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Albany, New York
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45 reviews 45 reviews
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17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 20, 2015

I didn't take the house tour, but enjoyed the museum and shop. If you're a fan of Mark Twain and all his adventures and books, you'll love it. Parking is easy and there's a little restaurant in the museum. Restrooms are clean and it's a great place to bring kids.

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Meriden, CT
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 20, 2015

Although we have lived in the area for over 40 years, we had never visited the Mark Twain House until this past Sunday. You enter through a modern visitor's center with lots of exhibits. Unfortunately, things are not organized all that well and one sort of wanders around finding things. The tours are conducted every half hour. Our guide, Dan,... More 

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