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The Mark Twain House & Museum, Hartford

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  • We went on a guided tour. Our guide did a great job. He was fun and knowledgeable and did a pointed out lots of fun facts along the way. The kids really liked it as well and thought the mansion was gr...  read more »
  • My sister brought me to Mark Twain's house for a tour while I was visiting from Ireland. I didn't know a lot about Mark Twain before the visit but I enjoyed the 20 minute video before the tour of the ...  read more »
  • We loved the tour of the house and hearing the history of Mark Twain and his family. Very interesting...deserved of its #1 spot on trip advisor. 
  • The living history tours are a must. My fiancĂ© and I have visited a few historic homes and even visited one in Portland, Maine, the day before we visited the Mark Twain House and & Museum but the living tour was the most fun we have had visiting any home. Our tour guide was Lizzy the gossipy maid. She was friendly, fun, into her character, and extremely knowledgeable. We felt like we were brought back in time to when Samuel Clemens (a.k.a. Mark Twain) and his family lived there. At the end of the tour, Lizzy was kind enough to take photos with us in her costume. We enjoyed learning about the house and the people who lived there (the Clemens family and the house staff). After touring the house, we have been inspired to learn more about Samuel Clemens. We highly recommend doing a living history tour.
  • Fantastic and a great cultural icon in Hartford. I LOVE when they did a free admission day for Hartford residents. Otherwise admission is $19, which seems a little too expensive, but I understand the high cost since this property has to be well preserved. They also do summer writing programs for kids, which is excellent. Keep up the good work.
  • Really neat house to see, and the tour definitely gave me a deeper appreciation for Hartford's history. Our guide was up beat, pleasant and had a bit of dark sense of humor which fit the atmosphere and life of Clemens perfectly. I would definitely recommend for an out of towner looking for something to do or a new resident like myself looking for a better understanding of the history of his or her new home.
  • The Mark Twain house is a must see. This is not your standard old house tour: "Look at this fancy piece of furniture," "Isn't that a lovely and expensive painting," etc. Much like the man himself, the Twain house has a lot of character and each room has something interesting to see, and more often than not a good story to go along with it. The tour guides are knowledgeable and give a wonderful presentation. The adjoining museum is nice as well, giving a good overview of Twain's life, as well as having a rotating special exhibit.
  • The tour was very restrictive, not allowing photos. And the tour guide was new, so everything seemed forced and uninteresting. The house was beautiful, but at $20 per person, didn't seem worth it. However we had to leave early because the baby couldn't deal with it. The staff was great and understanding, offering a refund with no problem. But, honestly I was glad to be saved from the rest of the tour.
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