Mark Twain House & Museum

Mark Twain House & Museum information

Hartford , USA
Address
Street 351 Farmington Ave
Telephone
+1 860 247 0998
More information
www.marktwainhouse.org
Prices
adult/child $16/10
Opening hours
9:30am-5:30pm Mon-Sat, noon-5:30pm Sun
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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.