Harriet Beecher-Stowe Center
Mark Twain House & Museum
For 17 years, encompassing the most productive period of his life, Samuel Langhorne Clemens (1835–1910) and his family lived in this...
Hartford's not-for-profit Riverfront Recapture project encompasses landscaped riverfront walkways through a series of interlinked parks.
Nathan Hale Homestead
Nathan Hale, a schoolteacher turned patriot who was eventually pegged as a spy during the American Revolutionary War and hanged by the...
Real Art Ways
Contemporary media works find an outlet at this consistently offbeat and adventurous gallery/cinema/performance space/lounge. Sip wine...
Fire and Spice
Just outside of the downtown core, Hartford has one notable restaurant catering to non-meat eaters, lovers of vegetables and those with...
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Harriet Beecher-Stowe Center information
As well as literary titan Mark Twain, Hartford was also home to Harriet Beecher Stowe, author of the antislavery book Uncle Tom's Cabin . Upon meeting Stowe, Abraham Lincoln is alleged to have said, 'So this is the little lady who made this big war.' The facility centers around the Stowe House, built in 1871, which reflects the author's strong ideas about decorating and domestic efficiency, as she expressed in her bestseller American Woman's Home, which was nearly as popular as her famous novel.
At the time of writing, restoration of the Stowe House was underway, with an estimated completion date of late 2017. The 1873 Visitor Center building and 1884 Katharine Seymour Day House will host guests until works are completed. Staff aim to show guests through parts of the Stowe House where construction permits.