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Thursday, July 24, Tours step off every 15 minutes beginning at 7 p.m. Reservations required.

Who killed that varmint Pap Finn??? Play our live-action version of the classic game CLUE in the Mark Twain House. Was it Becky Thatcher with the revolver in the Conservatory? The Prince (or was it the Pauper?) with the knife in the library? This hour long tour features SEA TEA IMPROV as Twain's beloved characters/suspects and all the murder, mayhem and merriment one would expect from Sam Clemens!

Featured on the Travel Channel show "Wackiest Tours!"

ONE NIGHT ONLY! Tours step off every 15 minutes. Reservations required.

$22 with discounts available for members and children. Please call (860) 280-3130 for more information & ticketing.

Graveyard Shift Ghost Tours

Friday, July 25, and Saturday, July 26; 6:00, 7:00, 8:00 and 9:00 p.m.

We reprise our popular Graveyard Shift Ghost Tours for some summer fun. The Mark Twain House has been featured on Syfy Channel's Ghost Hunters and the Biography Channel's My Ghost Story.

On these tours participants will hear about these investigations -- and learn about Mark Twain's own interest in the supernatural.

Filled with haunted history, dark tales and Victorian traditions surrounding seances and spiritualism, these nighttime tours are as educational as they are goosebump-inducing.

They sell out fast, so be sure to call soon to make your reservations!

The tours are tsponsored by Tsunami Tsolutions.

Call (860) 280-3130.

BOOK/MARK: Book launch of "The Great Abraham Lincoln Pocket Watch Conspiracy: A Novel" by Jacopo della Quercia

Thursday, July 31, 7:00 p.m.

This historical thriller is an equal-parts cocktail of action, adventure, science-fiction and comedy. The book follows a globe-trotting President Taft and Robert Todd Lincoln in a race to solve a mystery stretching back to the Civil War and the Lincoln assassination. Based on true events, readers will find themselves swept into a vast conspiracy spanning four continents and three oceans during the turn of the century. Fascinating technologies will be harnessed, dark secrets revealed, true villains exposed, and some of the most famous figures in history will take the stage. With surprises lurking around every corner, and a vast cast of characters to root for, Jacopo della Quercia's "The Great Abraham Lincoln Pocket Watch Conspiracy" is a heart-pounding adventure that only history could have made possible.

Followed by a book sale and signing.

This is a free event, but reservations are suggested. Call (860) 280-3130.

Support Free Programs at The Mark Twain House

As you probably know, The Mark Twain House has MANY free programs throughout the year. Even though they are free to attendees, they cost money to put on. We sadly lost our corporate sponsor for these free events and have started a GoFundMe campaign to raise that money. Please consider giving--the minimum is only $5. Thanks so much!

Click here to help us out.


Our Ice Cream Social!

Thursday, July 24, 5:00 p.m.-8:00 p.m. I scream, you scream, line up for ice cream, as The Mark Twain House & Museum invites the neighbors in for its 6th annual free Ice Cream Social on the patio. Enjoy free dish ice cream and sundaes whipped up by The Friends of The Mark Twain House & Museum.

There will be music by Cracked Walnuts to regale ice cream munchers--they entertain with music from the Civil War era, campfire and folk songs, barbershop quartet style music, patriotic favorites, traditional jigs and reels, hits from the roaring 20's, Western Swing and even old movie and television music! Also performing will be Horizon Blue, who are an acoustic Americana (folk, country and blue grass) musical group. Their performances are conversational, and inviting. The original songs they perform have a storytelling aspect and are well received by audiences of all ages. They also include songs in their performance that are well known to everyone.

Plus, Jessica Lawson, the author of the new young adult book The Actual & Truthful Adventures of Becky Thatcher, will be on hand. Her book is being published on July 1, and there will be a book sale and signing at the ice cream social. In addition, there will be a Becky Thatcher-themed scavenger hunt, lawn games, and discounted tours of the first floor of the Mark Twain House ($5 for adults, seniors, and children; under age 6 free).

Come have a pleasant summer evening of free ice cream, music, and more on the grounds of the historic Mark Twain House! Generous support provided by the Evelyn W. Preston Memorial Trust Fund, Bank of America, Trustee. This is a free event!

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