FOR BUSINESS OR PLEASURE?: Twain’s Summer Sojourns

Summer getaways were a favorite of the Clemens family. Follow their adventures as they hit the road to Elmira, NY; Old Saybrook, CT; Dublin, NH; and more!


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June 6 I 7:00pm ET

The Mysterious True Story of Connie Converse (In-Person)


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.


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.

The operations of The Mark Twain House & Museum are generously supported by:

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“America’s Best House Museum” – FORBES (2021)