Nov 30 | 7:00pm EDT

DAVID BALDACCI: The Mark Twain Birthday Lecture. An In-Person Event!

The Mark Twain Birthday Lecture honors our favorite writer by hosting another favorite writer to talk about his or her work, Mark Twain, and, well, anything he or she wishes to talk about! We’re thrilled that this year’s speaker is bestselling novelist David Baldacci in conversation with Yale University’s Michael Morand!


Dec 1 | 7:00pm EDT

2021 Mark Twain American Voice in Literature Award Ceremony honoring Stephen Graham Jones


Dec 2 | 7:00pm EDT

JODI PICOULT – Live & In-Person on “Wish You Were Here” with Ann Leary


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.