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Mark Twain House in Hartford, CT ©Author Adventures

The Mark Twain House in Hartford has it all – the house, the history, the museum and the store, all honoring the author who was and is a nationwide favorite. (Hartford has a population of approximately 123,000.)

We liked the face cut-outs for photo poses at the entry, the riverboat pencil sharpener and chocolates in the gift shop, the films about the author, and the exhibits. (As an example, when we were there, they were displaying Norman Rockwell’s art that tied in with Mark Twain novels.)

You can locate many of his books on his author page at by searching its catalog under “T” for Twain. While most people’s favorites seem to be The Adventures of Tom Sawyer and Huckleberry Finn, we suggest that The Prince and the Pauper not be overlooked.

Learn more about Mark Twain by visiting his Missouri and Nevada pages.

Mark Twain House “Becky Thatcher” Cut-Out for Kids, Hartford, CT ©Author Adventures

The Mark Twain House is our Connecticut Author Adventures Trail’s third stop!

Patricia Smart