The Mark Twain House & Museum, Hartford

Must see · History Museum · Historic Site
Create an itinerary including The Mark Twain House & Museum
Welcome to the Mark Twain House & Museum! Twain lived here from 1874-1891 with his wife Olivia and their three daughters. Many of Twain's most famous works were written here, including The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn, The Adventures of Tom Sawyer, and A Connecticut Yankee in King Arthur's Court.

National Geographic called the house "One of the top ten historic houses in the world."

We hold tours every day of the week! The last tour of the day begins at 4:15 pm. We look forward to meeting you!
See The Mark Twain House & Museum and all Hartford has to offer by arranging your trip with our Hartford trip planner.
Source
Improve this listing »
Create an itinerary including The Mark Twain House & Museum

The Mark Twain House & Museum reviews

Rate this attraction
TripAdvisor traveler rating
TripAdvisor traveler rating 4.5
1,638 reviews
Google
4.6
TripAdvisor
  • Our tour guide for the Mansion tour was Stephanie who was a font of information and very enthusiastic. You could tell that she really enjoyed giving tours, making the experience wonderful for... 
    Our tour guide for the Mansion tour was Stephanie who was a font of information and very enthusiastic. You could tell that she really enjoyed giving tours, making the experience wonderful for...  more »
  • My mother and I toured the Mark Twain House and explored the visitor center. It was decorated for Chistmas and Lindsey, our tour guide, was wonderful and very knowledgeable about the traditions of... 
    My mother and I toured the Mark Twain House and explored the visitor center. It was decorated for Chistmas and Lindsey, our tour guide, was wonderful and very knowledgeable about the traditions of...  more »
  • We took the guided tour. The house itself was beautiful and interesting. However, our guide was not good at all. Perhaps he was new, but I don't know that. As we went from room to room he would.....  more
    We took the guided tour. The house itself was beautiful and interesting. However, our guide was not good at all. Perhaps he was new, but I don't know that. As we went from room to room he would.....  more »
Google
  • I am on a historical site frenzy and The Mark Twain House certainly lived up to my expectations as being a fantastic site to visit. The tour was very informative and my guide was thoroughly knowledgeable about the Clemens family and especially about the great humorist and author Samuel Clemens. There are plenty of original pieces inside the home as well as restored furnishings. One is not allowed to take pictures inside the house (as I was able to at The John Adams home in Quincy, Massachusetts) and the price is $20 but don't let that deter you from visiting ths amazing historical home of a truly remarkable American. Highly recommended!
  • As a lover of literature and Twain especially, I'm a little biased, but in my opinion, the Mark Twain house and museum is one of the most interesting landmarks in New England. It's such an amazingly well-preserved piece of American history and is also just a really unique house and experience. The museum is very thorough with its artifacts and details about Sam Clemens and his family's lives. The house itself is a marvel of architecture as well as interior design. It's a wonderful way to see how people lived back in that time and to get a sense of one of the most influential writers and American figures in history. Additionally, the staff and docents who run the museum and tours are exceptional. They will go above and beyond to make sure you enjoy your time there and can answer practically any question about Clemens, his family, or life in that region and time. Plus, most of them are humorists like Twain and will make it a fun experience for all. It might not be the best for small kids or dullards, but it's the best such experience in the Northeast. There are quite a few places in this region where you can step backwards in time to see a snapshot of how life used to be, but the Twain house is by far the most enjoyable and interesting way to get a glimpse of an American experience and a truly special slice of our nation's history.
  • The living history tour was fantastic and well worth the money. Our tour guide was in character as Joe Twichell for the whole tour and played his part really well. We got a detailed look at the house and lots of commentary on what he thought of Mark Twain. Each living history character is an entirely different tour so you can go on multiple. Highly recommended
  • This was an awesome muesuem. The tour guide, Stephanie, was very knowledgeable about the author and his history. I will definitely return and brag about this place. Thank you, Stephanie for making my tour great. Bless you.
  • Exceeded all expectations! The house was decorated by Louis Comfort Tiffany and now totally restored. We took a tour with an actor representing Suzy Clemons which made the tour more interesting and personal. The Museum has audio aides and excellent displays. There is a cafe with delicious, affordable lunches. Be sure to watch the video first for whole to part learners!

Plan your trip to Hartford

  • Get a personalized trip
    A complete day by day itinerary based on your preferences
  • Customize it
    Refine your trip. We'll find the
    best routes and schedules
  • Book it
    Choose from the best hotels and activities. Up to 50% off
  • Manage it
    Everything in one place. Everyone on the same page.