Admission to the Mark Twain House is by guided tour only. During your tour, our expert guides will show you Twain’s beautiful Picturesque Gothic home, talk about the times he lived in and tell you all about the Clemens family. What did the family do for fun? What was the Clemens marriage like? How many children did they have? Was Sam Clemens really as controversial as his books have been? All these questions and more will be answered during this intimate peek into the Gilded Age, Mark Twain’s work, and his personal life.
Like many successful families of the day, Sam and Livy Clemens lived a very active social life, hosting extravagant dinners and parties that were supported by household staff. Learn more about the Clemens family’s life in Hartford and the Victorian social graces during this special tour of the house’s kitchen and servants’ wing.
Because of the narrow working spaces in the kitchen, this tour welcomes 10 visitors at a time and is available for an additional $4 fee if purchased with a tour of the house. Tickets for the servants’ wing tour only are $6 for adults and $4 for children.
Ghostly tales and stories of spirits surround The Mark Twain House. Come and learn about the Victorians’ fascination with spiritualism, and find out why SyFy Channel’s popular paranormal series Ghost Hunters brought its investigative team to the house! Ghost tours are offered seasonally. Check our Events & Programs page for details.
Throughout this joyful season, Twain’s mansion is adorned as it was for holiday celebrations from 1874 to 1891, when the author, his wife and three daughters lived in the house. Many groups return year after year so make your reservations early by calling (860) 280-3130!
Ample bus parking. A state-of-the-art visitor center. Special exhibits. An easy ride from major metropolitan areas up and down the East Coast. What more could a group ask for? Click here to reserve your group tour today.