General Information

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 Picturesque Gothic architecture, the 25-room home features a dramatic grand hall, a lush glass conservatory, a grand library and the handsome billiard room where Twain wrote his famous books.

Throughout the year, The Mark Twain House & Museum presents special events and educational programs that illuminate Twain’s literary legacy for fans of all ages. For more information, call 860-247-0998.

Amenities


 
Parking
There is ample free parking for cars and buses in our Farmington Avenue lot and an additional smaller lot off Forest Street.
 
Museum
Opened in 2003, our museum features The Aetna Gallery permanent orientation exhibit, “I have sampled this life”, a video introduction by acclaimed director Ken Burns, rotating exhibits on Twain’s work and influence, two classrooms and a 178-seat auditorium for special programs.
 
Store
The Museum’s store boasts books for readers of all ages, souvenirs, Victorian gifts and exclusive items available only through The Mark Twain House & Museum. A wide selection of Twain books and memorabilia are also available at our online store.
 
Handicap Accessible
The first floor of The Mark Twain House is wheelchair accessible, but guests must be able to negotiate three flights of stairs for the complete tour. The Museum is fully handicapped accessible. To arrange tours for visitors with special needs, call (860) 247-0998, Ext. 130.

 

Our Address


The Mark Twain House & Museum   Phone: (860) 247-0998
351 Farmington Avenue    
Hartford, Connecticut 06105   Parking is free!
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Our Hours


Monday to Saturday   9:30am to 5:30pm
    last tour leaves at 4:30pm
   
Sundays   11:00 am to 5:30pm
    last tour leaves at 4:30pm
     
Closed   * Tuesdays from January to March,
    New Year’s Day, Easter Sunday, July 4th, Thanksgiving,
    Christmas Eve and Christmas Day
     

Tickets


Admission to the Mark Twain House is by guided tour only. Ticket prices include the tour of the house and admission to the museum center. No reservations are needed for our regular tours, which are first-come, first-served. Plan to arrive early, as tours often sell out.

Reservations are best for group tours. Discounts are available for groups of 10 or more if booked 14 days in advance.

Please note that at this time, we regret that visitors cannot purchase tickets online. However, you can become a member, which includes free admission, with our online form! See below to join the excitement today.

Senior Citizens $15
(ages 65+)  
   
Adults $18
(ages 17 – 64)  
   
Children $11
(ages 6 – 16)  
Under 6 free!
   
   
Parking free!
   
   
Museum only $6
   

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