Mark Twain House & Museum
Harriet Beecher Stowe House
As well as literary titan Mark Twain, Hartford was also home to Harriet Beecher Stowe, author of the antislavery book Uncle Tom's Cabin...
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...
Mark Twain House & Museum information
Lonely Planet review
For 17 years, encompassing the most productive period of his life, Samuel Langhorne Clemens (1835–1910) and his family lived in this striking orange-and-black brick Victorian house, which then stood in the pastoral area of the city called Nook Farm. Architect Edward Tuckerman Potter lavishly embellished it with turrets, gables and verandas, and some of the interiors were done by Louis Comfort Tiffany.
Though Twain maintained that it was difficult to write in the house, it was here that he penned some of his most famous works, including The Adventures of Tom Sawyer , The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn and A Connecticut Yankee in King Arthur's Court . A tour, which focuses largely on the house's beautifully restored interior design, is included in the admission fee.