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.”



We want your visit to be a great experience. Due to the limited capacity on tours, we recommend that you purchase your tickets in advance. 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.


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Guided Tours of The Mark Twain House & Museum will resume Saturday, April 10!


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