General Information

The Mark Twain House & Museum, a National Historic Landmark in Hartford, Connecticut, was the home of America's greatest author, Samuel Clemens (a.k.a. Mark Twain) and his family from 1874 to 1891. It is also where Twain lived when he wrote his most important works, including Adventures of Huckleberry Finn, The Adventures of Tom Sawyer, The Prince and The Pauper and A Connecticut Yankee in King Arthur's Court. A stunning example of Picturesque Gothic architecture, the 25-room home features a dramatic grand hall, a lush glass conservatory, a grand library and the handsome billiard room where Twain wrote his famous books.

Throughout the year, The Mark Twain House & Museum presents special events and educational programs that illuminate Twain's literary legacy for fans of all ages. For more information, call 860-247-0998 or contact us via email.


There is ample free parking for cars and buses in our Farmington Avenue lot and an additional smaller lot off Forest Street.
Opened in 2003, our museum features The Aetna Gallery permanent orientation exhibit, "I have sampled this life", a video introduction by acclaimed director Ken Burns, rotating exhibits on Twain's work and influence, two classrooms and a 178-seat auditorium for special programs.
The Museum's store boasts books for readers of all ages, souvenirs, Victorian gifts and exclusive items available only through The Mark Twain House & Museum. A wide selection of Twain books and memorabilia are also available at our online store.
Handicap Accessible
The first floor of The Mark Twain House is wheelchair accessible, but guests must be able to negotiate three flights of stairs for the complete tour. The Museum is fully handicapped accessible. To arrange tours for visitors with special needs, call (860) 247-0998, Ext. 130.


Nook Farm Nook Cafe
The Nook Farm Nook offers sandwiches and salads in partnership with Hall's Market of West Hartford, as well as a wide variety of other culinary delights. We have desserts, vegan and gluten-free choices, a selection of healthy options, energy bars and so much more. Beverages include soft drinks, water, juices, and Green Mountain Coffee. It's a budget- and family-friendly caf with a price point that's well under $10 for a wholesome lunch.


Our Address

The Mark Twain House & Museum Phone: (860) 247-0998
351 Farmington Avenue  
Hartford, Connecticut 06105 Parking is free!
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Our Hours

Daily (Sunday through Saturday) 9:30am to 5:30pm
  last tour leaves at 4:30pm
Closed We are closed on the following days:
  New Year's Day, Easter Sunday, July 4th, Thanksgiving,
  Christmas Eve and Christmas Day
  We are also closed on Tuesdays in March.

In the event of inclement weather, please call our weather line at (860) 280-3142.



Admission to the Mark Twain House is by guided tour only. Ticket prices include the tour of the house and admission to the museum center. No reservations are needed for our regular tours, which are first-come, first-served. Plan to arrive early, as tours often sell out.

If you know your plans to visit a day or more ahead of time, you can purchase online tickets using the Buy Your Tickets link above to the right.

Reservations are best for group tours. Discounts are available for groups of 10 or more if booked 14 days in advance.

We offer a Combined Mark Twain House and Harriet Beecher Stowe House tour. Please click here for more information.

Also, you can become a member, which includes free admission, by calling Sarah Hawkes at (860) 280-3112.

Here are the ticket prices for admission to the musuem and a tour of the Mark Twain House:

Senior Citizens$16
(ages 65+) 
(ages 17 - 64) 
(ages 6 - 16) 
Under 6free!
Museum only*$6


*does not include the tour of the Mark Twain House.



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