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“Mark Twain House review” 5 of 5 stars
Review of The Mark Twain House & Museum

The Mark Twain House & Museum
351 Farmington Ave., Hartford, CT 06105
+1 860-247-0998
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Ranked #1 of 40 Attractions in Hartford
Type: Historic Sites, Landmarks
Activities: Shopping
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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.
Manchester, Connecticut
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“Mark Twain House review”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 7, 2013

We usually bring out of state guests to the Mark Twain House, or at least highly recommend it for anyone with most of a day to take a tour. Most people are quite surprised and pleased to experience this wonderful museum.

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Albany, New York, United States
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“Great restored home! Worth a trip!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 27, 2013

My wife and I visited the house and had a great time. The tour guide was very informative and knew a great deal about Mark Twain. The house itself is incredible and amazingly restored down to very small details. This is really a national and so glad to see it was restored and open to the public. Also, if you are in the military ask for a discount, it is not posted.

Visited February 2013
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Boston, Massachusetts
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“After seeing his home you will appreciate his complex life”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 26, 2013

I knew almost nothing about Sam Clemens before seeing his home in Hartford. Now he seems real. Even though the house is original, many of the furnishings are not and there have been extensive renovations. The good news is that the restoration was done with great care ( if an original furnishing or feature like wallpaper was not available, an equivalent was located or commissioned) so the result seems unchanged in time. Check out the weird cat painting to the right of the fireplace on the second floor - also featured in many of the offerings in the museum shop. The guide was quite knowledgeable and great with the small tour group. There are two tours - the house tour and also the "servants" tour. We only had time for the former but bet that the later is enjoyable and informative as well.

Visited February 2013
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Long Branch, New Jersey
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“Awesome museum tour”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 25, 2013

I had an awesome tour of the Mark Twain House. I really enjoyed the informative museum prior to the tour of the house. The tour guide was very well spoken and informative. She gave a lot of good information about Mark Twain, which I didn't know a whole lot about. I would recommend this attraction to people stopping by Hartford. It's not difficult to get to from downtown either!

Visited July 2012
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“Must see for Mark Twain fans”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 25, 2013

We toured the Harriet Beecher Stowe and Twain homes. Both tour guides were knowledgeable and did a great job. The Mark Twain home is such a treasure, so unique and beautifully restored.

Visited February 2013
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