Harriet Beecher Stowe Center

77 Forest St.
Hartford, CT 06105- Map It
Phone: (860) 522-9258

AAA Editor Notes

Harriet Beecher Stowe Center is at 77 Forest St. near the Mark Twain House. The restored Harriet Beecher Stowe House—Mrs. Stowe's home from 1873 until her death in 1896—was built in 1871. The 14-room house in the Nook Farm neighborhood contains items belonging to the renowned author of “Uncle Tom's Cabin.” The kitchen was designed after the model described by Mrs. Stowe and her sister Catherine in their 1869 book “The American Woman's Home.” Paintings by the author, period furnishings and eight Victorian gardens can be seen on guided tours. Built in 1884, the adjacent Katharine Seymour Day House is used for programs and exhibits and contains a research library housing papers and materials from the Beecher and Stowe families as well as reference works about 19th-century women's and African-American history, the suffrage movement and Victorian architecture and design. Guided tours are available.
House tour $14; $12 (ages 65+ and students 17+ with ID); $8 (ages 5-16). Family Tour $10 (per person, up to four people); $5 (each additional person).
Hours: House tours depart on the half-hour Mon.-Sat. 9:30-5, Sun. noon-5, Apr.-Dec.; Wed.-Sat. and Mon. 9:30-5, Sun. noon-5, rest of year. Last tour begins 30 minutes before closing. The Family Tour departs Sat.-Sun. at 1:30. Library open by appointment. Closed Jan. 1, Easter, July 4, Thanksgiving, Christmas Eve and Christmas. Allow 1 hour minimum.