The Mark Twain House and Museum is a historical site
in Hartford Connecticut that
was the home of the legendary American author, Mark Twain.
Today, visitors can experience the magic of Mark Twain
books by touring the museum and house and learning more
about the author, his life, and the many books that he
wrote while living in the house from 1871 to 1891. Mark
Twain house Hartford tour will explore the 19 room Victorian
Gothic style house in detail, while discussing many interesting
twists and turns that Twain’s life took that inspired
him to write his major works of literature.
The time period when Twain lived in the Mark Twain house
was a productive one for him. Among the many Mark Twain
books that were written during that time period are A
Connecticut Yankee in King Arthur’s Court, The Prince
and the Pauper, Life on the Mississippi, and the two well
known classics The Adventures of Tom Sawyer and Huckleberry
Finn. Many visitors to the Mark Twain house Hartford wonder
where the author moved to after living in the legendary
house. Mark Twain was forced to move to Europe because
of some financial trouble in 1891, but moved back to Connecticut around ten years later.
A new wing to the Mark Twain house opened up a few years
ago, and now the center is known as the Mark Twain House
and Museum. Visitors to the museum will gain a deeper
understanding into Mark Twain and his life by viewing
some of the rare photos, manuscripts, and artifacts that
are on display in the enormous gallery. A biography from
Ken Burns, who is a legendary filmmaker, will explain
more about the Mark Twain House and the reasons that the
author decided to live in Hartford.
While it is a good idea to take a tour of the Mark Twain
House, either in a group or by taking advantage of the
self-guided audio tours available, the Mark Twain House
and Museum can be fully explored independently. After
a tour, check out the gift shop where a variety of Mark
Twain books and memorabilia is sold. The Mark Twain House
and Museum is open all year long, on both weekends and
weekdays, so visit whenever you have a chance.
Besides the Mark Twain House Hartford is also the home
of many other interesting attractions, such as Bushnell
Park, the Wadsworth
Atheneum Museum, the Old State House, and the New
England Air Museum in Windsor Locks. Most of these destinations
are great ways to learn about history, art, and culture.
Bushnell Park’s variety of scenery and relaxing
green spaces provide a great place to hang out and read
your favorite Mark Twain Books after a trip to the museum.
Taking a tour of Connecticut’s state capitol in
Hartford also makes for an interesting outing. Whenever
your travels take you to historic Hartford, grab a friend
and check out the Mark Twain House. You’re sure
to learn more about the iconic author’s life, tragedies,
and great works of fiction.