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…
Online shopping, and more.
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,
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.Get tickets now!
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
"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.