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Current Exhibition Extended: Twain’s Attic, Highlights From Our Collection

Mark Twain House

Take a peek at 90 objects from our collection that cover the saving of the Mark Twain House and our founding; Nook Farm players; Tiffany, pop culture; the Langdon family; and Clara Clemens and Ossip Gabrilowitsch (with their home movies). Also artworks, letters, books, and signatures. In 1929, Katharine Seymour Day, grandniece of Twain’s neighbor Harriet […]

West End Wednesdays: Ethan Rutherford, Clare Rossini, and Ciaran Berry

Mark Twain House

West End Wednesdays features authors who live in or near the West End of Hartford. Join us on Wednesday, February 26, for a reading featuring three of the West End's most talented -- and nicest! -- writers! Ethan Rutherford’s fiction has appeared in BOMB, Tin House, Ploughshares, One Story, American Short Fiction, and The Best American Short Stories. His first book, The […]

Free

CANCELLED: Book/Mark: Matthew Dicks, Twenty-One Truths About Love

Mark Twain House

CANCELLED Eight reasons you should come hear Matthew Dicks talk about his brand-new novel TWENTY-ONE TRUTHS ABOUT LOVE, a heartfelt story -- told entirely in list form -- about the lengths one man will go to and the risks he will take to save his family: Dicks is the internationally bestselling author of the novels […]

$5

Graveyard Shift Ghost Tours

Mark Twain House

Take a nocturnal journey into Mark Twain's mansion! Hear about the darker chapters of the Clemens family’s history, learn about Victorian traditions surrounding séances and death, and discover the locations in the mansion where staff, guides, and paranormal investigators have encountered the unexplained! The Mark Twain House has been featured on Syfy Channel’s Ghost Hunters and the […]

$26

Get a Clue Murder Mystery Tours

Mark Twain House

Tours leave every 15 minutes from 7 to 9 p.m. Get a CLUE Murder Mystery Tours take participants through the various rooms (secret passageway, conservatory, billiards room, and more) of the Twain house — and some of the author’s favorite literary characters — as part of the game. Who killed that varmint Pap Finn? Was it […]

$26

A Little Harmless Fun: Jeanine Basinger

Mark Twain House

Fascinating figures in the fields of film, rock music, theater, and literature loosen their ties, sip a glass of wine, and (hopefully) tell all in The Mark Twain House & Museum’s A LITTLE HARMLESS FUN series this spring. The four casual, free-wheeling, on-stage conversations will be led by Frank Rizzo, the New York theater critic […]

$10

Fourth Annual Bark Twain Bash

Mark Twain House

The Mark Twain House & Museum and Kenway’s Cause is presenting the Fourth Annual Bark Twain Bash, an evening celebrating our four-legged friends. Proceeds will benefit Kenway’s Cause and the Mark Twain House & Museum.   Festivities include a cash bar, food by David James Catering and Cake Gypsy, and entertainment. We will be presenting […]

The Trouble Begins @ 5:30: Alan Pell Crawford on Twain and Politics

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Alan Pell Crawford is a journalist, political analyst and author,of How Not to Get Rich: The Financial Misadventures of Mark Twain, which was excerpted in The Paris Review and reviewed by the Wall Street Journal and The New Yorker. Crawford is an accomplished author and speaker on history and politics.  His first book was Thunder on the Right: […]

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A Little Harmless Fun: Michael Alago

Fascinating figures in the fields of film, rock music, theater, and literature tell all in The Mark Twain House & Museum’s A LITTLE HARMLESS FUN series this spring. The four casual, free-wheeling, on-stage conversations will be led by Frank Rizzo, the New York theater critic for Variety and writer for Connecticut Magazine, The New York Times, Hartford magazine, and other publications. […]

Get a Clue Murder Mystery Tours

Mark Twain House

Tours leave every 15 minutes from 7 to 9 p.m. Get a CLUE Murder Mystery Tours take participants through the various rooms (secret passageway, conservatory, billiards room, and more) of the Twain house — and some of the author’s favorite literary characters — as part of the game. Who killed that varmint Pap Finn? Was it […]

$26

Graveyard Shift Ghost Tours

Mark Twain House

Filled with haunted history, dark tales, and Victorian traditions surrounding seances and spiritualism, these nighttime tours are as educational as they are goosebump-inducing. Participants will hear lots of creepy tales — and learn about Mark Twain’s interest in the supernatural. The Mark Twain House has been featured on Syfy Channel’s Ghost Hunters and the Biography Channel’s My Ghost Story. […]

$26

The Hartford Supports Free Tours for City Residents

Mark Twain House

Free Tours From April through June for Hartford Residents The Mark Twain House & Museum announces a special, limited-time opportunity for residents of the City of Hartford: daily free tours of the Twain House. From April 1 through June 30, 2019, all residents in a City of Hartford ZIP code can visit the museum and […]

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