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Address: 2950 Gilbert Ave, Cincinnati, OH 45206-1545
Phone Number: +1 513-632-5120
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Former home of the author who wrote Uncle Tom's Cabin.

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Interesting but limited

The house is beautiful and historic. The staff is knowledgeable and provided a nice tour. The visit costs $4 per person. There could have been more information provided on the... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed March 20, 2016
Sara T
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Palestine, Texas
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The whole point of this place is to see and feel history first-hand. The house contains limited furniture, and the house had structural issues such as cracked walls and just general disrepair. The funding of this place is obviously limited, so I didn't begrudge the donation one bit. The docents on hand were very nice, and gave a guided tour... More 

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Alpharetta, Georgia
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152 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 61 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 29, 2016

First of all, the parking lot for the house is not easy to find. If you follow your GPS, you'll drive right past the house then have to circle back around through some side streets. So be prepared for that. The staff here were extremely friendly. They took us on the tour as soon as we got there even though... More 

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Roselle, Illinois
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 88 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 10, 2016

We drove over mid-afternoon on a Saturday since it's very close to the zoo. Found the place not opened. No cars in the parking lot. As the surrounding area didn't seem to nice (all the nearby buildings are heavily boarded up) we opted to not get out of the car.

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Ohio
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23 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 6, 2016

Went here on a weekend for something to do. Learned some interesting history. The house itself needs work and there isnt very much on display. The staff was knowledgeable and friendly. They did say they are going to be doing some repairs. If you have a little time to kill and like history I would recommend stopping by.

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Huntington Beach, California
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed May 17, 2016

Harriet Beecher Stowe was the first female superstar author. Her family moved here when her father became president of Lane College. He was a preacher and educator. She taught in her sisters school. Here she hear the stories and visited the place which inspired her to write Uncle Tom's Cabin. She was married here. The book was serial published in... More 

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Chicago
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38 reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed March 20, 2016 via mobile

The house is beautiful and historic. The staff is knowledgeable and provided a nice tour. The visit costs $4 per person. There could have been more information provided on the tour and more exhibits. I would recommend it if your in the area because it's a quick stop and worth the price.

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Indianapolis, Indiana
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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 17, 2015

Visited with my niece, thought I would introduce her to some history. Entered the house, it contained limited furniture, and limited structural integrity! The house had many issues from walls cracked and in disrepair to very limited furnishings. Obviously the museum if you'd like to call it that, is very limited in funding. The docents on hand were very nice,... More 

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Watkinsville, Georgia
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 9, 2015

A great look into the past which truly changed the face of America. Our guide was informative and excited to tell side stories.

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Dayton
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 7, 2015

Our guide knew a lot about the abolitionist movement and Harriet Beecher Stowe. There are some displays set up that give some of the history and a nice bookstore. The house must have been quite beautiful in its day and I understand a renovation is planned soon. There isn't a lot to *see*, that's all. Harriet didn't live in the... More 

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1 Thank Joan M
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127 reviews
38 attraction reviews
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 28, 2015 via mobile

I wish I could give this a higher rating. The house is rundown. The tour guide let us know very often that the house is completely different than it was during her time there. What's the point of going then?

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