Harriet Beecher Stowe House
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...
Elizabeth Park Rose Gardens
Known for its collection of 15,000 rose bushes, the 102-acre Elizabeth Park was donated to the city by a wealthy industrialist, who...
Built of New England granite and white marble and topped by an ostentatious gold-leaf dome, the Gothic palace that is Connecticut’s...
Hartford Children’s Theater
This theater puts on several productions a year, like Charlotte’s Web and the Wizard of Oz . Both children and adults make up the casts.
Tisane Euro Asian Cafe
This odd – and locally loved – coffeehouse-cum-restaurant-cum-bar, somehow manages to morph from one beast to another throughout its...
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Harriet Beecher Stowe House 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.' Built in 1871, the Stowe house 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.