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Harriet Beecher Stowe House

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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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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 starsReviewed March 20, 2016
Sara T
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Chicago
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Ohio
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2 of 5 stars 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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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 207 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars 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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4 of 5 stars 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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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 45 helpful votes
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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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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Dayton
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
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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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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Dayton, Ohio
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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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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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Indianapolis, Indiana
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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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