Visit for Two or Four to The Mark Twain House and Museum (Up to 46% Off)

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A house says a lot about its owner, as evidenced by Galileo's collection of telescopes and Benjamin Franklin's drawer full of "No, I wasn't a president" T-shirts. Take a peek inside the mind of a historic figure with this Groupon.

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The Mark Twain House and Museum

Samuel Clemens lived a life so full that it encompassed two names. He was a riverboat pilot, a silver prospector, and a newspaperman—and it was in this last trade that he first used the name under which he would author some of America's greatest fiction: Mark Twain. In works such as Adventures of Tom Sawyer and A Connecticut Yankee in King Arthur's Court­ Twain cast a wry spotlight on the political and industrial changes of the 19th century, from westward expansion to the end of slavery to the birth of ground-breaking technology such as the mustache comb. In much the same way, the very space where Twain wrote—the Hartford home where his family lived from 1874 to 1891—illuminates the times as well as the personal life of the man behind the letters.

These days, that home is a National Historic Landmark that serves as half of The Mark Twain House and Museum. Comprised of 25 rooms, including a glass conservatory and grand library, it has been open to the public since its 100th anniversary in 1974. Inside, visitors explore not only the billiard room where Twain penned novels such as Adventures of Huckleberry Finn, but also nearly 16,000 Twain-related artifacts, such as his last pair of spectacles and photos of his daughters putting on plays. Even more objects and information fill the nearby LEED-certified museum, where rotating exhibits focus on subjects such as the Twain family's servants.

In a Nutshell

The house of literary legend Samuel Clemens casts a light on his personality and career as well as America in the 19th century

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Expires 90 days after purchase. Limit 1 per person. Valid only for option purchased. Limit 1 per visit. Tours are filled on a first-come, first-served basis and are subject to availability. Cannot be combined with any other discount or offer. Best tour availability is weekday afternoons and weekends. Only valid for option purchased; not valid for Stowe-Twain Experience Tours or Specialty Tours. Must use promotional value in a single visit. Merchant is solely responsible to purchasers for the care and quality of the advertised goods and services.