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

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Learned a lot, but not much to see

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... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed September 7, 2015
Joan M
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Dayton
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Indianapolis, Indiana
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89 reviews
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2 of 5 stars 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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32 reviews
12 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars 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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1 Thank GenaDimitria
Dayton
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21 reviews
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4 of 5 stars 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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3 of 5 stars 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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1 Thank Jessalayne
Dayton, Ohio
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53 reviews
21 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 38 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 8, 2015

This house is not where Harriet Beecher Stowe grew up, but she did spend a little time here. Much of the tour focused on her father, who was a professor at a nearby seminary. The tour guide, Barbara, was very enthusiastic, and I very much appreciated that she made sure the smaller children came to the front of the group... More 

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3 Thank lovetheUSA76
Cincinnati, Ohio
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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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3 Thank Barbara H
Indianapolis, Indiana
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86 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 30, 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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6 Thank NanjingBob
Pontefract, United Kingdom
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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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127 reviews
25 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 38 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
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 15 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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