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Harriet Beecher Stowe Center

Category: Historic Site
Address:
77 Forest St.
Hartford, 06105
Highway Access: (I-84 Ex. 46)
Description:

Her words changed the world with Uncle Tom’s Cabin, the groundbreaking anti-slavery novel (1852). A National Historic Landmark offers tours of Stowe’s Victorian Gothic-Revival home (1871), the Katharine Seymour Day House (1884), and the Victorian grounds and gardens. Open year round for individual, group, school and specialty tours. Stowe Visitor Center showcases changing exhibitions; research library is available by appointment. Visit the museum shop for distinctive gifts and books. Stowe House Tour: Discover the fascinating life and inspiring work of the most famous woman of the 19th-century in a guided tour of her charming home. Tours step off every half hour with themes that change monthly.  Ask about a joint tour with the neighboring Mark Twain House & Museum. Group Tours: available by advance reservation for groups of 10 or more.  To schedule contact: info@stowecenter.orgor 860-522-9258, ext. 317. School Tours: Guided tours by museum educators of Stowe’s House and Victorian gardens available for grades K-12. Students learn about Harriet Beecher Stowe, life in Victorian Hartford, abolition, and how everyone can make a difference in their community. Call for reservations, (860) 522-9258 ext. 308 or email SchoolPrograms@StoweCenter.org.

Specialty ToursChild’s Tour: Children have the opportunity to see Stowe’s House from a kid’s eye view on this special tour with props, activities and storytelling; every Sat. and Sun. at 1:30 p.m., Tue. and Thu. in the summer at 1:30 p.m. or anytime by advance registration. Reservations requested. Spirits at Stowe Tour: Experience Stowe's home in the dark. Learn about Stowe's interest in Spiritualism and the paranormal, and do some ghost hunting of your own with our K2 meter and Digital Voice Recorder. Offered by reservation at 7:30 p.m. Fridays and Saturdays in October and October 31.

Phone: (860) 522-9258
FAX: 860-522-9259
Website: http://www.harrietbeecherstowe.org
Email: info@stowecenter.org
Attraction Rate: Adults $10, seniors and students $9, children (5-16) $7, under 5 free.
Dates of Operation:
Hours: Mon.-Sat. 9:30-5, Sun. 12-5; research library by appt. only. Closed Tue. Jan.-Mar. Closed Jan. 1, Easter, July 4, Thanksgiving and Dec. 24-25.
Special Rentals: Yes
Group Rates: Yes
Bus Fee: None
Tourtime: 1 hour