Mark Twain’s Companions & Cohorts

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July 10, 2021 • 10:00 am - 12:00 pm


While Samuel Clemens, a.k.a. Mark Twain, is laid to rest in Elmira, New York, many of his Hartford companions and cohorts are interred at Cedar Hill Cemetery.

Learn about Twain’s life and his many Nook Farm friends, neighbors, and colleagues during this walking tour led by Steve Courtney. Featured residents include Reverend Joseph Twichell, Charles Dudley Warner, and Isabella Beecher Hooker.

The walk is in collaboration with the Cedar Hill Cemetery Foundation.

Steve Courtney is the author of Joseph Hopkins Twichell: The Life and Times of Mark Twain’s Closest Friend and The Loveliest Home That Ever Was’: The Story of the Mark Twain House in Hartford.

Admission is $10.00; Cedar Hill Cemetery Foundation & Mark Twain House Members Free. Advance reservations are required and may be made online at

Social Distancing Guidelines

To maintain the safety of guests, volunteers, and staff the following guidelines are in effect:

  • Reservations must be made in advance
  • Tours are limited to 20 people
  • Participants must practice social distancing with anyone outside of their household
  • Restrooms are closed to visitors
  • Guests acknowledge that Cedar Hill Cemetery Foundation reserves the right to disclose the identity and contact information of any and all guests to government-authorized individuals, agencies, or organizations for the purposes of contact-tracing in adherence with local, state, or federal requirements, recommendations, or guidelines.


July 10, 2021
10:00 am - 12:00 pm