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Harriet Beecher Stowe Center

77 Forest St, Hartford, CT 06105-3243
+1 860-522-9258
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A Very Interesting, Educational and Interactive Tour!!

We toured the Harriet Beecher Stowe House on Friday, August 3, 2018. We took the 12:00PM house... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
kzsull01
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Windsor, Connecticut
A must see!

We were so impressed! Mot knowing what to expect when we arrived we were so glad we decided to add... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Melissa L
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Harriet Beecher Stowe was the best-selling author of the anti-slavery novel "Uncle Tom's Cabin." A 21st-century museum and program center, the Stowe Center offers interactive and engaging tours and programs designed to inspire action on social justice issues. Specialized tour experiences and discussion-based contemporary issue programs regularly offered.
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Hours Today: 9:30 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.
Suggested Duration: 1-2 hours
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77 Forest St, Hartford, CT 06105-3243
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Reviewed 1 week ago

We toured the Harriet Beecher Stowe House on Friday, August 3, 2018. We took the 12:00PM house tour, which lasted about an hour and a half. We also had the opportunity to view the outdoor historic gardens during our visit, which were quite nice. In...More

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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We were so impressed! Mot knowing what to expect when we arrived we were so glad we decided to add this stop to our time in Hartford. Our guide Grace brought the house and Harriet’s story to life. The message of fearlessness, a call to...More

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Five years ago I brought my daughter and her friend on a tour of HBSC and we had such a wonderful time that we decided to visit yesterday. The girls (13 years old) plus another friend came with me. We were told at the visitor...More

1  Thank Heidi D
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lbeede, Public Relations Manager at Harriet Beecher Stowe Center, responded to this reviewResponded 3 days ago

Thank you very much for your thoughtful comments, Heidi. We are dismayed to hear about your experience on the Stowe House tour and apologize for what transpired. The intent of the new tour experience is to allow all visitors to feel comfortable sharing their views....More

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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I expected regular historical house tour, but it was not. I was lead to join the discussion about the politics which I did not intend. I paid the admission fee and why should I do discussion? If I knew about that, I never visit. I...More

1  Thank Rosemary777
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I own her book - as many do - but the cove has her name as "Mrs H B Stowe" and I wondered the why of it.

Thank dooley91
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Reviewed July 8, 2018

There was a lot to learn about this famous author, who very early on raised the nation's consciousness regarding the ills of the institution of slavery. Her famous book, "Uncle's Tom Cabin" was an international best-seller and even Queen Victoria wanted to meet her. The...More

Thank Margaret C
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Reviewed July 3, 2018

We were impressed with the tour which was not planned but ended up as a private tour as we were the book that shook things up in her time. The home is pretty much as it was when she lived there. The whole experience made...More

1  Thank Linda J
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Reviewed June 30, 2018 via mobile

The Stowe Center has a series of displays designed to be thought provoking, for example a list of important books that have influenced public opinion, and that approach is continued on the house tour. The house is relatively modest but has quite a lot of...More

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Reviewed June 18, 2018

The Beecher home conveniently located right beside Mark Twain home is a definite must see when in Hartford. Offer a $3.00 discount on admission if show your ticket stub from admission to the Mark Twain museum and home. Not simply a tour of her home...More

Thank 44statesandcounting
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Reviewed June 15, 2018

We initially went to Mark Twain’s house, and learned that we had time to visit Harriet Beecher Stowe’s home. We loved the tour and our guide, Sheldyn, was wonderful! We actually liked this interactive tour better than the character led tour at the Mark Twain...More

Thank Debbie L
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Jgeiter
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Hello and thank you for your interest in the Harriet Beecher Stowe Center. At present, we don't sell tickets in advance. We will be glad to welcome you in July when you can buy a ticket at our Visitor Center. Please let us... More
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