A Great Place for Group Touring
The Mark Twain House & Museum invites your group to explore the Hartford home of the “Father of American Literature” at discounted rates.
- Groups of 20 + will receive guided tours of Mark Twain’s home, and access to the Webster Bank Museum Center at the Mark Twain House & Museum for $16.50 for adults/seniors. Make sure to book your group tour at least 30 days prior to the date of your arrival to take advantage of this discount.
- Groups of 10 to 19 persons will receive a $2.00 discount for the guided tour of the Mark Twain House, and access to the Webster Bank Museum Center at the Mark Twain House & Museum. To take advantage of this discount the reservation must be made at least 15 days prior to the date of your arrival.
- If you are interested in scheduling a visit for a group of K-12 students, please visit our field trip page.
To ensure our guests receive the best possible experience, the Mark Twain House is shown by guided timed tour only; each tour lasts 45-60 minutes. Each tour can accommodate 14 persons; larger groups will be split into smaller groups of no more than 14 persons. Each tour is led by a trained historic interpreter and encompasses all three floors of the house. The Museum Center is self-guided; it takes approximately 1 1/2 hours to view the orientation exhibit, introductory video, and our special exhibits. A visit to the Mark Twain Store completes your visit.
Please Note: Reservations and group rates are not available on the holiday weekends of Memorial Day, Labor Day, Thanksgiving, and the week between Christmas and New Year’s Day. If your group is planning to eat lunch while at the museum, you must order catered lunches through the museum when booking your visit; the museum café does not have sufficient supplies to accommodate lunches for large groups of visitors.
To start your group tour inquiry, please complete this form. If you’re interested in specialty tours, additional programs, or combining a visit to The Mark Twain House & Museum with visits to other Hartford cultural institutions, check out our add-on experiences and indicate your interest when booking.
Add more to your visit!
Want your group to learn even more about Mark Twain?
You can arrange for your group to participate in a presentation, given by museum staff, which delves into an aspect of Mark Twain only touched upon in during the tour of the home. To learn more about the programs we currently offer, visit our Outreach Program page.
Like a bit of the dramatic with your tour?
Schedule a Living History Experience of the Mark Twain House & Museum for your group. For $21.00 a person, your group can tour the Mark Twain House & Museum with an Historic Interpreter, and have a 30 minute talkback with one of our Living History actors who will answer your group’s questions about Mark Twain in character. You can have your group meet Mrs. Olivia Clemens (Mark Twain’s wife), Miss Susy Clemens (his wife), or George Griffin (his butler). All reservations for this offering must be made at least 30 days prior to the date of your visit.
Visit our next door neighbors!
The Mark Twain House & Museum is neighbors with the Harriet Beecher Stowe Center, and can help you arrange for your group to visit the Harriet Beecher Stowe Center on the same day as your visit to the Mark Twain House & Museum. Please note that The Mark Twain House & Museum and the Harriet Beecher Stowe Center do not have a combination ticket price for your group if you choose to visit both homes on one day, but we will work closely together and with you to schedule your visit to the two homes
Make a day of it in Hartford and visit three of the city’s cultural crown jewels: The Mark Twain House & Museum, The Wadsworth Atheneum, and the Harriet Beecher Stowe Center. Let us help you create a memorable experience, themed to match your group’s interests and showcasing the breadth of these museums. Your group will enjoy a cultural immersion that’s rich in history, literature, and art. Visit all three sites at the special reduced rate of $36/person.Book your tour today!
Adults & Seniors: $16.50
College Students: $13.50
Children (ages 6 – 12): $10.50
Cash, check, Visa, MasterCard, Discover, and American Express are accepted.