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Mark Twain’s Hartford Connecticut

April 29, 2017 @ 8:00 am - 6:00 pm


Mark Twain’s Hartford House, 1994. Courtesy of the Mark Twain House

Founded in 1635, Hartford, CT is one of the oldest cities in the country. Following the Civil War it was the richest city in the country, and author Mark Twain built a magnificent mansion there for his family and lived there from 1874-91. Built in the American High Gothic style, it was described as “part steamboat, part medieval forest and part cuckoo clock.” It is where he wrote many of his most famous novels, including The Adventures of Tom Sawyer. Restored and opened as a house museum in 1974, it has been named one of the Ten Best Historic Homes in the world by National Geographic.


Join the Victorian Society New York for a tour of this wonderful home where we will have a private tour of the mansion including recent restoration work of the Mahogany Guest Bedroom Suite. We will be treated to a lecture on Mark Twain by Dr. James Golden, the house’s director of education during lunch at the mansion. In the afternoon we will tour the 1854 Italianate Ishram Terry House for a glimpse into the genteel lifestyle of the late 19th century.



This tour is limited to 47 participants.
Fees: $150 for Victorian Society New York members, $175 for nonmembers
Paid reservations must be received by Thursday, April 20

Meeting places will be provided with reservation confirmations.
No refunds will be made for cancellations.

Participants in our educational tours must be in excellent health and able to participate safely in the activities involved. If you have any doubt about your ability to participate fully due to health conditions or disabilities, contact Victorian Society New York at or (212) 886-3742. Victorian Society New York reserves the right to decline to accept or refuse to retain any person as a member of our tours at any time.

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Tours, Metropolitan Chapter of Victorian Society in America
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8 East 8th Street
New York, NY 10003

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Hartford Ct Tour



April 29, 2017
8:00 am - 6:00 pm


Hartford Connecticut
Hartford , CT 06105 United States + Google Map