History museums give you a glimpse into a more decent era, when there were no computers and you had to marry your food before you could eat it. Partake in the past with this Groupon.
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Harriet Beecher Stowe Center
"Her words changed the world," reads the website for the Harriet Beecher Stowe Center. "What will you do?" As the author of the 1852 novel Uncle Tom's Cabin, Stowe's moving prose helped expose the brutal reality of slavery in the United States. Today, her family home still stands in honor of her memory, welcoming guests as a museum and historic site.
Visitors step into the past via the front door, stopping by the front parlor to see where the Stowes gathered to take tea, play games, and debate the pressing issues of the day. The ground floor also houses some of the Stowes' original furnishings, including a dining room table and Harriet's own oil and watercolor paintings. The second floor offers a more personal look at the author's day-to-day life through touches such as her hand-painted furniture, as well as a terrarium that reflected her love of nature. Guided tours can provide further insight into the life of a woman who, in a time period marked by prejudice and turmoil, nevertheless spoke in favor of equality and change.
100% of 28 customers recommend
“BE PREPARED TO ASK QUESTIONS! THERE IS A GREAT DEAL TO LEARN, AND THE HOUSE IS IN EXCELLENT CONDITION.”
“Very interesting tour. The guide was excellent and it was interesting to learn more about this woman that was such an inspiration.”
“The tour was very interesting and the tour guide was a delight. It was amazing to see the actual inkwell that Harriet Beecher Stowe used when she wrote Uncle Tom's...”
“The tour was very interesting and the tour guide was a delight. It was amazing to see the actual inkwell that Harriet Beecher Stowe used when she wrote Uncle Tom's Cabin and to see her desk that she worked at. It was great!”