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.”

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Museum Store

The Museum Store offers books for readers of all ages, souvenirs, Victorian gifts, and exclusive items available only through The Mark Twain House & Museum. A wide selection of Twain books and memorabilia are also available at our online store.

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The Nook Café

The Nook Farm Nook offers sandwiches, salads, and other light fare. The café also sells a wide variety of tasty snacks and beverages; it’s a budget-, and family-, friendly place where you can get a good lunch for less than $10.