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 tours of this historic home.

This offer is available for our daily 9:45am Mark Twain House Tour or our 10am Growing Up In The Gilded Age interactive tour for families with younger children.

Included in your admission, you’ll also be able to view the galleries in our museum center, including our current special exhibition on summer vacation in the Gilded Age, participate in our reading challengespend time in our historic gardens, and more!

The Mark Twain House is shown by timed guided tour only. Tours regularly sell out in the summer, so please book in advance. 

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.


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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CT Summer at the Museum is Supported by Connecticut Department of Economic and Community Development’s Office of the Arts in partnership with Connecticut Humanities with funding from the federal American Rescue Plan Act as allocated by the state legislature.

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.