CT Summer at the Museum

This summer, visit the loveliest home that ever was!

The Mark Twain House & Museum is pleased to be able to offer free visits this summer through CT Summer at the Museum. This program allows Connecticut children 18 and under plus one (1) accompanying adult free admission to The Mark Twain House & Museum. This discount can be applied to a General House Tour or Growing Up In The Gilded Age, our special tour for families with younger children. You’ll also be able to view the galleries in our museum center, watch a short film about Twain’s life, spend time in our historic gardens, and visit our museum store and café!

The Mark Twain House is shown by timed guided tour only. Tours regularly sell out in the summer, so please book in advance when possible. This discount cannot be applied to Living History Tours.

To access this program, enter your zipcode and email address below. The special links to reserve your tickets will be unlocked on the screen. You will still be required to show proof of Connecticut residency when you arrive at the museum.


  • **You will need to show proof of CT residence at the time of check-in for your tour.
  • **Plan to check in at least 10 minutes before your tour time. If you are not here by that time, we will void your tickets and sell them to another family. 
  • **If you know you are not coming, you can call us at 860-280-3129 and let us know.

CT Summer at the Museum is presented with the support of Connecticut Humanities and the Department of Economic and Community Development, Office of the Arts, which also receives support from the federal ARPA. 

Growing Up In the Gilded Age

Our special 60-minute interactive tour for children and families explores what it was like to play, learn, and grow up in this beautiful home.

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Explore Our Beautiful Gardens

Learn more about what’s growing in our historical gardens and see how many different flowers you can spot with our garden scavenger hunts!

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Programs at The Mark Twain House & Museum are made possible in part by support from CT Humanities; the Connecticut Department of Economic and Community Development, Office of the Arts; Ensworth Charitable Foundation, Bank of America, N.A., Trustee; the Greater Hartford Arts Council’s United Arts Campaign; The Hartford; The Mark Twain Foundation; The National Endowment for the Humanities; and Travelers.