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The Home of America's Greatest Author

The Mark Twain House & Museum, a National Historic Landmark in Hartford, Connecticut, was the home of America’s greatest author, Samuel Clemens (a.k.a. Mark Twain) and his family from 1874 to 1891. It is also where Twain lived when he wrote his most important works, including Adventures of Huckleberry Finn, The Adventures of Tom Sawyer, The Prince and The Pauper, and A Connecticut Yankee in King Arthur’s Court. A stunning example of early Stick-Style architecture, the 25-room home features a dramatic grand hall, a lush glass conservatory, a grand library, and the handsome Billiards room where Twain wrote his famous books. National Geographic named it “one of the ten best historic homes in the world,” and TIME magazine dubbed it “Downton Abbey’s American Cousin.”


Plan ahead!

We want your visit to be a great experience. Due to the limited capacity on tours, we recommend that you purchase tickets in advance, as tours sell out days ahead of time. If you choose to show up without purchasing tickets in advance we may not be able to accommodate you and your group. Please see our Guide to Visiting section for answers to commonly asked questions.


**Note**

Please be aware that our main parking lot is being re-paved. During this time, only half of the lot will be open for parking.

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Due to the limited capacity on tours, we recommend that you purchase tickets in advance, as tours sell out days ahead of time. If you choose to show up without purchasing tickets in advance we may not be able to accommodate you and your group.

 

Note! Please be aware that our main parking lot is being re-paved. During this time, only half of the lot will be open for parking.

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