The Mark Twain House

Hartford, CT

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Address: 351 Farmington Ave, Hartford, CT 06105, USA Number: 860-247-0998 Website Contact How do we get there?

What is there to do?

Most people are familiar with the works of Mark Twain, but what about the  man behind the words? Did you know that Mark Twain lived in Hartford for some time, and actually wrote some of his most famous books here?

The Mark Twain House is a great museum for kids to be introduced to this amazing man, or to learn more about his private side. The house itself is an amazing piece of work - Mark Twain (otherwise known as Samuel Clemens) moved to Hartford in 1871, and commissioned this house to be built in 1873. It was their dream house, and they had some of their happiest moments in this house.

Kids - you’ve heard of the adventures of Tom Sawyer and Huck Finn haven’t you? That’s all Mark Twain! 

The Mark Twain Museum Center was opened in 2003 in connection with the Mark Twain House, where all the families who visit can learn more about all things Mark Twain, including his family and legacy.

There is a permanent exhibition dedicated to the life of Mark Twain, as well as a rotating exhibition hall. To get a bit more insight, sit down and enjoy the mini-documentary on Twain.

Keep an eye out for rotating exhibits too, because they always have fascinating topics, and you wouldn't want to miss out - as well as super interesting events too, across the year.

So get ready to head off for a fascinating literary family day out! 

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How much does it cost?






$12 (Ages 6 - 16)



Seniors $18


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6 years old


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If you want to visit more than once, it might be worth looking at getting a membership. You get free admission as well as discounts and access to member-only events.

Any top tips?


Make sure you spend a couple of hours here - there are so many things to see, including his last pair of spectacles and letter he's written.

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Where is it at?


Parking is free when you get to the museum at 351 Farmington Ave.

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With great information to learn and group discounts, the museum is a great place for kids to visit. The guides will take the classes through amazing rooms where Twain actually worked - it will bring learning to life!

Can I get one of those?


With books, shirts and other educational gifts to take home, your learning never has to stop!

Need a little extra help?


If you have limited mobility, if you are coming east on Farmington Ave and go right past the Mark Twain House. Take your first right which is Forest St, and look for the sign on the right. This leads you to the rear parking lot where there is space.

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When can we go?

9:30am - 5:30pm daily. Last tour departs 4:15pm

Closed Tuesdays in January & February, also New Year’s Day, Easter Sunday, July 4, Thanksgiving, Christmas Eve / Day.

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