Summer 2021

Visiting the Museum with Kids

Children are always welcome on our daily guided tours, but this summer we have a couple of special ways for them to visit and explore the museum!

For the safety of younger visitors, those still completing their vaccinations, and those who cannot be vaccinated, everyone visiting The Mark Twain House & Museum must wear masks inside the museum center and historic house.

Growing Up In The Gilded Age

What was it like to learn, play, and grow up in this house? Join us for Growing Up In The Gilded Age, a hands-on tour that explores the everyday lives of Susy, Clara, and Jean Clemens.

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Connecticut Summer at the Museum

From July 1 to September 6, Connecticut children age 18 and under plus one accompanying adult can visit The Mark Twain House & Museum free of charge through the Connecticut Summer at the Museum program.

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Growing Up In The Gilded Age

What was it like to learn, play, and grow up in Mark Twain’s home?

In this special hour-long interactive tour, young visitors explore the everyday lives of the Clemens daughters—the books, games, and songs they loved, the subjects they studied, and the people they interacted with.

Led by an experienced guide, this inquiry-based tour invites children to think about the ways that childhood and family life in the Gilded Age were similar and different to their own.

This tour is best suited to children ages 4-9; in order to best serve our youngest visitors and fully explore the experience of childhood in this home, the tour does not include the third floor of the house.

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