Dear friends,

Due to the increasing numbers of COVID 19 cases in Connecticut and on a national basis, The Mark Twain House & Museum has reviewed the situation and concluded that for the safety of the general public and our staff that we will remain closed for both general and living history house tours.

At this time, we ask for your continued support as we once again tread uncertain waters, you are our lifeline. Like every small business, we face serious obstacles and our ticket sales are a big part of our financial health. Please continue to join us in the virtual realm for…

Author events and Trouble at Home talks 

Innovative education programming

Our 3-D house tour

Online shopping, and more.

Please keep an eye on our website, Facebook, Instagram, and Twitter, as well as our emails to learn more about upcoming programs and our touring status.

In the meantime, please take this opportunity to enjoy our virtual gala where you can take in views of the house, hear from our staff about why they enjoy working at the Twain House, and find out what our celebrity guests love most about Mark Twain and his magical home. We need and appreciate your donations, if you are able to support us through this troubling time.

Be safe and stay well,

Pieter Roos

Executive Director



January 27 | 7pm EST

Mark My Words: Roman Dial and Caroline Van Hemert in Conversation

Join us for a fascinating conversation with Roman Dial, author of The Adventurer’s Son, and Caroline Van Hemert, author of The Sun is a Compass, as the two discuss their books, their adventures in the wild, the dangers inherent in adventuring, and more.

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January 28 | 7:30pm EST


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February 2 | 7pm EST

FOR YOUR EYES ONLY: James Bond on Screen

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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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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."

The House

The Word Never Had So Much Meaning Before

About The House

The Museum

Learn More About Twain's Life

About the Museum

Mark Twain

A Life Lived in a Changing World

About Mark Twain


You Can Help

Preserve the Legacy


Bring Twain Home

The Best Gift Shop in Town

Our Mission

From this house, Mark Twain changed the way the world sees America and the way Americans see themselves. We continue the conversation he began.