The Home of America’s Greatest Author
The Mark Twain House & Museum, a National Historic Landmark in Hartford, Connecticut, was the home of America’s greatest author, Samuel Clemens (a.k.a. Mark Twain) and his family from 1874 to 1891. It is also where Twain lived when he wrote his most important works, including Adventures of Huckleberry Finn, The Adventures of Tom Sawyer, The Prince and The Pauper, and A Connecticut Yankee in King Arthur’s Court. A stunning example of early Stick-Style architecture, the 25-room home features a dramatic grand hall, a lush glass conservatory, a grand library, and the handsome Billiards room where Twain wrote his famous books. National Geographic named it “one of the ten best historic homes in the world,” and TIME magazine dubbed it “Downton Abbey’s American Cousin.”
The Mark Twain House & Museum is open daily from 9:30 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. The last tour leaves at 4:30 p.m.
We are closed on New Year’s Day, Easter Sunday, July 4, Thanksgiving, Christmas Eve, and Christmas Day.
We are also closed on Tuesdays in January and February and on March 27, 2018.
For information about closings due to inclement weather, call (860) 280-3142.
351 Farmington Ave Hartford, CT 06105