Harriet Beecher-Stowe Center

Harriet Beecher-Stowe Center information

Hartford , USA
77 Forest St
+1 860 522 9258
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adult/child $14/8
Opening hours
9:30am-5pm Mon-Sat, noon-5pm Sun
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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.