Dear friends,

Due to the increasing numbers of COVID 19 cases in Connecticut and on a national basis, The Mark Twain House & Museum has reviewed the situation and concluded that for the safety of the general public and our staff that we will remain closed for both general and living history house tours.

At this time, we ask for your continued support as we once again tread uncertain waters, you are our lifeline. Like every small business, we face serious obstacles and our ticket sales are a big part of our financial health. Please continue to join us in the virtual realm for…

Author events and Trouble at Home talks 

Innovative education programming

Our 3-D house tour

Online shopping, and more.

Please keep an eye on our website, Facebook, Instagram, and Twitter, as well as our emails to learn more about upcoming programs and our touring status.

In the meantime, please take this opportunity to enjoy our virtual gala where you can take in views of the house, hear from our staff about why they enjoy working at the Twain House, and find out what our celebrity guests love most about Mark Twain and his magical home. We need and appreciate your donations, if you are able to support us through this troubling time.


Be safe and stay well,

Pieter Roos

Executive Director


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 require 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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PLEASE NOTE: Due to a recent increase of COVID in the state of Connecticut, The Mark Twain House & Museum has suspended house tours for the near future. 

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