The house of literary legend Samuel Clemens casts a light on his personality, career and America in the 19th century
What You'll Get
- Adult Tickets for Two People for General Mark Twain House Tour
- Adult Tickets for Four People for General Mark Twain House Tour
The Fine Print
Promotional value expires 90 days after purchase. Amount paid never expires. Valid only for regular Mark Twain House Tour. Specialty tours excluded (currently Living History, Ghost and ''Get a Clue'' tours). Best tour availability is weekday afternoons and weekends. Must redeem on location. See museum website for current hours of operation before visit. Subject to availability. Not valid on December 26th and the day after Thanksgiving. Limit 1 per person. May be repurchased every 120 days. Must use promotional value in 1 visit(s). Valid only for option purchased. Not valid with other offers or promotions. Merchant is solely responsible to purchasers for the care and quality of the advertised goods and services.
About 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. Comprising 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 The 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 Mark Twain daughters.