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CHRISTMAS AT THE MARK TWAIN HOUSE & MUSEUM
Spend the most magical part of the year with us! Join us for holiday tours, gift shopping, and festive in-person and virtual events!
Mark Twain is one of our nation's defining cultural figures.
The Mark Twain House & Museum has restored the author’s Hartford, Connecticut, home, where the author and his family lived from 1874 to 1891. Twain wrote his most important works during the years he lived there, including Adventures of Huckleberry Finn, The Adventures of Tom Sawyer, and A Connecticut Yankee in King Arthur’s Court. In addition to providing tours of Twain’s restored home, a National Historic Landmark, the institution offers activities and educational programs that illuminate Twain’s literary legacy and provide information about his life and times.Visit The Mark Twain House
Mark Twain American Voice in Literature Award 2022
First presented in 2016, the Mark Twain American Voice in Literature Award honors a work of fiction from the previous calendar that speaks with an “American Voice” about American experiences.
The award carries a $25,000 cash prize underwritten by bestselling author and trustee of the Mark Twain House and Museum, David Baldacci.LEARN MORE
"Always do right. This will gratify some people and astonish the rest."
"Nothing so needs reforming as other people’s habits."
"The man with a new idea is a crank until the idea succeeds."
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From this house, Mark Twain changed the way the world sees America and the way Americans see themselves. We continue the conversation he began.
“America’s Best House Museum” – FORBES (2021)