Facility Rentals

Looking for an elegant and state-of-the-art site for your corporate function, lecture program or club meeting? The ultra-modern Mark Twain Museum Center can provide a breathtaking backdrop for your event. Meeting spaces for rent include the soaring Great Hall, the lecture hall-style Lincoln Financial Auditorium, the more intimate Hartford Financial Services Theatre and a spacious classroom that can be subdivided into two smaller meeting rooms.

The bright and airy cafe space located on the second floor provides an ideal location for cocktails or an intimate dinner. The cafe opens directly onto a patio complete with tables, chairs, sun umbrellas and rockers for fair-weather entertaining . Special exhibits, The Mark Twain Store and private tours of the National Landmark Mark Twain House add a historic touch to your special event.

Members of The Mark Twain House & Museum receive a 10 percent discount on rentals. Click here for membership information. To inquire about rental rates and space availability, please contact:

Sean Orcutt, Private Events Manager,
call 860-280-3154 or email sean.orcutt@marktwainhouse.org

The Great Hall

Our largest space, perfect for seated dinners, cocktail receptions, performances and dancing. Includes a grand piano for your entertainment.
Capacity: 100 for a seated dinner, 250 for cocktail reception.
Available for evenings only.

The Lincoln Financial Auditorium

Our lecture hall featuring state-of-the-art audio-visuals and computer hook-up for presentations.
Capacity: 175 fixed seats.

The Hartford Financial Services Theatre

Our smaller lecture hall, meeting space and DVD video/PowerPoint projection theatre.
Capacity: 75 seats that can be reconfigured.
Available for evenings only.

The Classroom

Use as one large room for lectures, classes or corporate presentations or use the retractable walls to create two smaller meeting spaces. Includes projection capabilities, computer hook-ups and wipe boards.
Capacity: 40 in a classroom set-up, 50 in a theater set-up.

The Cafe

Perfect for cocktail parties, receptions and intimate dinners. The Mark Twain House & Museum can provide you with a list of preferred caterers who are welcome to utilize our full catering kitchen.
Capacity: 50 seated, 75 for standing cocktail reception.

The Terrace

Directly adjacent to our cafe, our Terrace can extend your cocktail reception or dinner into the great outdoors with chairs, tables, umbrellas and rocking chairs.
Capacity: 100 for standing cocktails


Please Note: Our cafe is only available for events after 5:00 p.m. Due to the historic nature of the Mark Twain House, we cannot allow food or beverage inside the House itself. We are happy to make arrangements for private tours for your guests for an additional charge. We welcome requests for weddings, though availability is sometimes limited. Please call 860-280-3154 for information.

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Twain Store

Twain's books, funny quote t-shirts, Victorian-era gifts, Twain House and Hartford souvenirs, writer's journals and other tools. The Twain Store has something for everyone.

Upcoming Events

There is always a good reason to visit the Mark Twain House. With unique events for Twain fans of every age, keep checking back for updates.

Support Twain Going "Green"

Your donation to the museum will ensure that Mark Twain's legacy will continue on at little cost to the natural world he admired so much.