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The Mark Twain House & Museum

Open Now: 9:30 AM - 5:30 PM
Open today: 9:30 AM - 5:30 PM
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351 Farmington Ave, GPS Parking address 385 Farmington Avenue, Hartford, CT 06105-6400
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Reviewed yesterday

Great tour of the house. The guide was very knowledgable and it was amazing to imagine life in the house of Mark Twain and his family.

Date of experience: September 2019
Thank Debbie L
Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

The Mark Twain House is one of the top ten houses to visit and it certainly lived up to the reviews. We went for one of the tours led Lizzy gossipy maid. The tour by Lizzy was given totally in character. She was great. A...More

Date of experience: September 2019
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Beautiful 19th century home. Excellent guided tours. The Visitor Center has a informative film by Ken Burns about the life of Mark Twain. Don't miss the gift shop.

Date of experience: September 2019
2  Thank AndrewComens
Reviewed 1 week ago

I learned alot that I did not know about Mark Twain and enjoyed the house tour. I thought that the tour guide could have been a little less dry. They also need to provide chairs for people with disabilities instead of centering them out and...More

Date of experience: September 2019
1  Thank kallimgmt
Reviewed 1 week ago

This tour was very interesting and informative. We really enjoyed the stories about Samuel Clemens and his family.

Date of experience: August 2019
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Reviewed 1 week ago

We went last year when the mark twain house was decorated for the Christmas holiday.Tour guides described the traditions of the time period and how the Twain family celebrated the holiday season. Music was also part of the program. My husband lived in Hartford and...More

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank Diane O
Reviewed 1 week ago

Great tour and the house is AWESOME! Our guide was Al who was very informative and friendly. He answered all our questions. There were so many interesting artifacts and stories. You could spend hours and hours. Next time we will try an interpretive guide. If...More

Date of experience: September 2019
1  Thank femvoc
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Nice tour , I would have liked to have been able to take some photos of the inside. I think it's over the top. I Mean it's hardly going to damage the woodwork.

Date of experience: September 2019
1  Thank lindanwh
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

The house is very well kept and displayed, which with a very informative guide made it a worthwhile visit and made MT come alive.

Date of experience: September 2019
1  Thank 874TomL
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

I adore the Mark Twain House, the museum set up and even the museum store. Today I was fortunate enough to catch one of their “Living History” Tours of the home, this time given “by” the Reverend Twitchell, Mark twain’s best friend— our guide remained...More

Date of experience: September 2019
1  Thank DrLiz
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Response from tiggrpooh | Reviewed this property |
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We didn’t do that . But people where talking and like the tour.
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