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Harriet Beecher Stowe House

2950 Gilbert Ave., Cincinnati, OH
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Ranked #41 of 87 Attractions in Cincinnati
Type: Historic Sites
Description: Former home of the author who wrote Uncle Tom's Cabin.
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Cincinnati, Ohio
3 reviews 3 reviews
3 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 25, 2014

I have been making visits to the Harriet Beecher Stowe House over the past 5 years and just this summer started taking my grandchildren. This is a small house museum where children can easily interact with the staff and not feel overwhelmed. In June I took my 5 and 3 year old granddaughters to Harriet's birthday party. There was live... More

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Saint Cloud, Florida
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24 reviews 24 reviews
5 attraction reviews
25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 10, 2013

I recently read Uncle Tom's Cabin and was pleasantly surprised to find the Harrier Beecher Stowe House in Cincy. I happened to be travelling with my mom in the area and we had to stop. At first we thought the GPS was directing us incorrectly because the neighborhood was getting worse and worse the closer we got. The house itself... More

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Indianapolis, Indiana
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84 reviews 84 reviews
32 attraction reviews
59 helpful votes 59 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 31, 2013

I thought I was knowledgeable about Harriet Beecher Stowe, but I learned a lot in my short visit to this house. The tour guides were friendly and well-informed, making it a particularly worthwhile experience. They shared a lot about the family history and their ties with Oberlin University, which was new to me.

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Pontefract, United Kingdom
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8 reviews 8 reviews
3 attraction reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 4, 2013

This house was on the same complex as Mark Twain's house. We had a different guide and he was very knowledgeable and enthusiastic. Well worth a visit. I never realized the book Uncle Tom's Cabin was one of the causes for the Civil War. SO interesting. Sally. The gentleman who took us round was so concerned that he might bore... More

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West Chester, Ohio
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73 reviews 73 reviews
17 attraction reviews
26 helpful votes 26 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 2, 2013

I went a few years ago as part of a college history class field trip. It is interesting to find a great slice of history in Cincinnati. As others have said, it is not located in the best part of town, confirm your route in advance. The home is not what I would have expected. The first floor rooms have... More

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Cincinnati, Ohio
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27 reviews 27 reviews
11 attraction reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 17, 2012

This was very interesting as we were traveling around for historic homes and Cincinnati history. Amazing what history is to be found outside our own doorsteps.

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Chicago, Illinois
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28 attraction reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 15, 2012

Great way to learn about Harriet Beecher Stowe's life and experiences before moving to Ct. I visited her home in Ct. last year and after planning a zip lining trip to Cincinnati area, realized she had lived here as well so I stopped in. It was well worth the visit. Area around the house is a little seedy but don't... More

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cincinnati, ohio
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 1, 2012

Sorry to tell you that but Uncle Tom's Cabin was written after Harriett and her husband Calvin Stowe left Cincinnati moving to Bowdoin College in Maine. The irony here is that the Maine regiment of Joshua Chamberlain (see book KILLER ANGELS), who was affiliated with Bowdoin, held the left end of the Federal line on the second day of Gettysburg.... More

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San Diego, CA
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46 reviews 46 reviews
27 attraction reviews
35 helpful votes 35 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 30, 2012

I came across the fact that this historic site was in Cincinnati through a children's biography. I had no idea that Harriet Beecher Stowe lived in Cincinnati for almost 20 years and that living there had a massive impact on her as the future author of Uncle Tom's Cabin. We had the pleasure of being guided around by the president... More

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Ann Arbor, MI
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44 reviews 44 reviews
23 attraction reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 8, 2012

I didn't want to leave my first visit to Cincinnati without visiting the Harriet Beecher Stowe house. She was an incredibly strong woman who played an important role in the history of our country when she wrote "Uncle Tom's Cabin." My children and I enjoyed learning about her family of origin, her own children, her work, and her motivation. The... More

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