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An Evening with Noam Chomsky

Friday, October 24, 7:00 p.m., Immanuel Congregational Church, 10 Woodland Street (directly across the street from the Twain House)

Noam Chomsky is an American linguist, philosopher, cognitive scientist, logician, political commentator and activist. Sometimes described as the "father of modern linguistics", Chomsky is also a major figure in analytic philosophy. He has spent most of his career at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT), where he is currently Professor Emeritus, and has authored over 100 books. He has been described as a prominent cultural figure, and was voted the "world's top public intellectual" in a 2005 poll.

Tickets are $30/$25 for MTH&M members. Please call (860) 280-3130.

Tom Sawyers Tricks and Treats

Saturday, October 25, 2:00 to 3:30 p.m.

Bring the family for an afternoon of Halloween fun as we host the inaugural Tom Sawyer’s Tricks & Treats. Be amazed by magic tricks! Have a laugh with author Artie Bennett, author ofBelches & Burps & Farts, Oh My!, Poopendous and The Butt Book! Enjoy a spooky performance by the Mark Twain Players! Join us for this exciting family event.  Costumes encouraged for trick or treating at Mark Twain’s house, too!

Tickets are $10 for adults and $5 for children 16 and under. Please call (860) 280-3130.

Capital Classic’s performance of DRACULA

Tuesday, October 28, and Wednesday, October 29 at 7:00 and 9:00 p.m. each evening.

Get a little batty in the creepy basement of The Mark Twain House with this radio theatre performance of Bram Stoker’s blood-sucking Dracula!  Watch as the performers and a sound effect specialist put on a show made for radio right in front of your eyes (while covering your neck).

Note that the Wednesday, October 29th 7 p.m. performance of DRACULA will be ASL interpreted for the deaf community.

Tickets - $20 / $15 for MTH&M Members.  Call (860) 280-3130 for tickets.

Visit both Stowe and Mark Twain in one tour!

Park once and visit both houses!

Come to Nook Farm, Hartford’s most desirable neighborhood in the 19th Century and take  a combined tour of both the Harriet Beecher Stowe Center and The Mark Twain House.  

Harriet Beecher Stowe’s elegant Victorian Gothic home, surrounded by award-winning gardens, was the famous writer’s final residence for her  last twenty-three years. Having set the world on fire with her seminal abolitionist novel Uncle Tom’s Cabin, Stowe continued her boundary-breaking work in Hartford’s Nook Farm.

Across the lawn, in 1874, Samuel Clemens, a new celebrity known by the name “Mark Twain,” built a 25-room Picturesque Gothic mansion that would soon become the talk of the town.  Within its walls, he would work on the novels that would change the face of American literature: The Adventures of Tom Sawyer, Adventures of Huckleberry Finn, The Prince & The Pauper, and A Connecticut Yankee in King Arthur’s Court.

You can tour both impeccably-restored homes, learn about the lives of their world-renowned residents, and discover how two Hartford neighbors changed literature and continued to shape a nation’s view of itself.


Combined tours are offered every hour on the hour beginning at 10 AM (Mon-Sat) -or on Sunday beginning at 1 PM.  Last combined tour steps off at 4 PM every day. Tour is approximately 90 minutes short!  Offered every day! 


Adults (17 -64)     $23

Seniors (65+)       $21

Children (6-16)     $15  

Ask about discounts for members of the Stowe Center and members of the Mark Twain House.

Tickets may be purchased at either the Stowe Visitor Center or the Mark Twain Museum Center.

Regular tour offerings of each of the houses are also available.


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