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The Mark Twain House & Museum

Twenty-five room Victorian mansion where Mark Twain lived and wrote from 1874-1891. A National Historic Landmark featuring interior design by Louis Comfort Tiffany.

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The Mark Twain House is the 25-room Victorian home where legendary author Samuel Clemens (Mark Twain), lived with his family from 1874 to 1891 and  wrote his greatest works, including The Adventures of Tom Sawyer and Adventures of Huckleberry Finn. Recently named one of the Ten Best Historic Homes in the World by National Geographic, the house features interior decor designed by Louis Comfort Tiffany, including elaborate stenciling and carved woodwork. Visit the Billiard Room where Twain did his writing and see the bed carved with angels where he slept. Collections include some 50,000 items belonging to the author and his family.

Tours include the restored kitchen wing and butler’s pantry, allowing visitors to experience the rooms as the Clemens' servants did. The modern, LEED certified museum center features orientation and changing exhibition galleries, a Ken Burns documentary and The Nook Café, serving sandwiches, salads and other light fare. 

The museum store is open during normal museum hours and features Twain memorabilia, gifts for the reader and writer, and a large selection of books by and about Mark Twain. Lectures and special programs offered throughout the year. Join us from late November to January when the house is decorated for a Victorian holiday. Allow two hours for tour of the house and a visit to the museum center. Air conditioned. Free parking.

Tour time: 2 hours

Other amenities: catering, concessions, dining nearby, gift shop, parking, parking, restaurant


Pricing: Adults $20, seniors $16, children (6-16) $11, 5 and under free. Museum only $6. Living History Tours: Adults & Seniors $25 Children 6-16 $17

Other Amenities: Open After COVID, Bus Parking, Food/Beverage Services, Gift Shop, Groups Welcome, Guided Group Tours, Indoor Activity, Meeting/Event Facilities, Restaurant on Site, Special Rentals



351 Farmington Ave.
Hartford, CT 06105


Open daily 10-4:30, reservations are highly recommended.
Closed Jan. 1, Easter, July 4, Thanksgiving,
Dec. 24 and 25.

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