Admission to the Mark Twain House is by guided tour only. Our expert guides will show you the beautiful Picturesque Gothic home, which National Geographic named as “one of the 10 best historic homes in the world.” You’ll learn about life in the Clemens household between 1874 and 1891. Sam and Olivia Clemens built this unique 3-story, 25-room mansion to be near Sam’s publisher. Here they raised their three daughters with the able assistance of various servants including a butler, coachman, maid, cook, gardener, and others. Learn all about the family, friends, servants, and even the pets when you visit. Bring your curiosity and questions to our knowledgeable guides for a peek back in time to the Gilded Age, Mark Twain’s work, and his personal life.
Ghostly tales and stories of spirits surround The Mark Twain House. Come and learn about the Victorians’ fascination with spiritualism, and find out why SyFy Channel’s popular paranormal series Ghost Hunters brought its investigative team to the house! Ghost tours are offered seasonally. Check our Events & Programs page for upcoming tours.
Who killed that varmint Pap Finn? Play our live-action version of the classic game CLUE in the Mark Twain House. Was it Becky Thatcher with the revolver in the Conservatory? The Prince (or was it the Pauper?) with the knife in the library? This hour long tour features SEA TEA IMPROV as Twain's beloved characters/suspects and all the murder, mayhem and merriment one would expect from Sam Clemens! Featured on the Travel Channel show Wackiest Tours! Check our Events & Programs page for upcoming tours.
Throughout this joyful season, Twain’s mansion is adorned as it was for holiday celebrations from 1874 to 1891, when the author, his wife and three daughters lived in the house. Many groups return year after year so make your reservations early by calling (860) 280-3130!
Ample bus parking. A state-of-the-art visitor center. Special exhibits. An easy ride from major metropolitan areas up and down the East Coast. What more could a group ask for? Click here to reserve your group tour today.