Support the Twain House

As a non-profit, The Mark Twain House & Museum depends on contributions from donors like you to ensure the preservation of the Clemens family Hartford home for generations to come. Your support also allows us to share our enriching programs and events with our community-- approximately 150 each year. You can even donate online.

Over 40% of our annual operating income comes from individual, corporate and foundation supporters. Your dollars are integral to our success, and we thank you for your support.

For information on how to donate stocks or securities, please contact Deb Cohen, CFO at 860-280-3148 or

The Mark Twain House & Museum values the support of its donors, and strictly adheres to the Donor Bill of Rights as established by Association of Fundraising Professionals. (Used with permission.)

Download our Support brochure for member benefits

New as of December 2015: Beneficial Change in Law Regarding Qualified Charitable Distribution (QCD):

With the newly signed Protecting Americans from Tax Hikes Act of 2015 (PATH),  those 70  years of age and older can now directly donate up to $100,000 from an IRA to qualifying charities like The Mark Twain House & Museum, and satisfy their required minimum distribution while excluding the distribution from their taxable income.

This provision was previously temporary and renewed each year, but has now been made permanent and retroactive to the beginning of 2015. This is not only beneficial to the affluent, but can be attractive to those who do not itemize deductions by allowing them to receive a tax benefit from their charitable contribution. Please consult your financial advisor for more details regarding your particular situation and charitable contribution.

How to Donate:

Donate by Mail

Send checks to:

The Mark Twain House & Museum
c/o The Development Department
351 Farmington Avenue
Hartford, CT 06105-4401


Donate OnlineClick here!
Donate by PhoneCall 860-280-3112

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Membership Benefits

Our members not only support the mission of The Mark Twain House & Museum but enjoy many benefits.

Event Photo Gallery

Look at all the fun you could be having as a supporter of The Mark Twain House & Museum!

Volunteering & Interning

Join our sterling group of volunteers! The Mark Twain House & Museum also has a wide variety of internships available.