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.

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Featured Event

The Mouth-Off: “It’s An Emergency!” with Chion Wolf

February 23, 2018 • 7:30 pm – 9:00 pm


Unforeseen combinations of circumstances resulting in the call for immediate action can come in all shapes, sizes, and levels of seriousness (or lack thereof). Hear and tell stories on the theme “It’s an Emergency!” at The Mouth-Off at the Mark Twain House & Museum hosted by Chion Wolf on Friday, February 23, at 7:30 pm!

Email with your name, and a short description of what your story is about. No need to write every detail, just a few sentences to get us curious. Submissions close a week and a day before the event, but the sooner you can email, the better!

Click here to order tickets or call 860-280-3130.

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Twain Quotes

  • "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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