Mark Twain House
351 Farmington Avenue
Hartford, Hartford County, Connecticut, 06105
The Mark Twain House and Museum was the home of Samuel Langhorne Clemens (a.k.a. Mark Twain) from 1874 to 1891. The author wrote several of his famous books here including Tom Sawyer and The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn.
Clemens enjoyed living in the house, partly because he knew many different authors from his Hartford neighborhood, such as Harriet Beecher Stowe who lived next door and Isabella Beecher Hooker.
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The house is now a museum, along with an Education and Visitors Center built next to it. In 2000, the museum made about five million dollars in tourism from 50,000 visitors.
In 1962, the Mark Twain House was declared a National Historic Landmark. Since 1974, it has had a multi-million dollar renovation and an expansion dedicated to showcasing Twain's life and work.