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Her words changed the world with Uncle Tom’s Cabin, the groundbreaking anti-slavery novel (1852). The Harriet Beecher Stowe Center includes the Stowe House (1871), a National Historic Landmark; the Katharine Seymour Day House (1884), and Victorian grounds and gardens. Open year round for individual and group tours. The Stowe Visitor Center (1873) includes the museum store with distinctive books and gifts; research library is available by appointment.

For a safe outdoor activity, download the self-guided garden experience, walk the grounds and interact with the Solitary Garden. Stowe was an enthusiastic gardner, creating and tending flower and vegetavle gardens at all of her homes and publised numerous gardening articles and poems. Inspired by her writing, the Stowe Center gardens feature shade-loving perennials, colorful annuals, shrubs, meadow flowers, and more. The gardens include Connecticut's largest Merrill Magnolia and Common Paw Paw trees; grafts from the Stowe Dogwood, and the Garden Club of America's award-winning heritage roses.

The Stowe House Experience: Discover the most famous American woman of the 19th century, Uncle Tom's Cabin's worldwide impact, and Stowe's memorabilia and family furnishings. Discuss 19th century issues that connect to today's headlines and ways YOU can create positive change.

The Stowe-Twain Experience: Tour the Stowe Center and receive $3 off a tour of the neighboring Mark Twain House & Museum.

Group Tours: Available by advance reservation for groups of 10 or more.  To schedule contact: [email protected] or 860-522-9258, ext. 307.

School Tours: Guided tours by museum educators available for grades K-12. Students learn about Harriet Beecher Stowe, life in Victorian Hartford, abolition, and how everyone can make a difference in their community. Call for reservations, 860-522-9258 ext. 308 or email [email protected].

The Family Tour: Storytelling, journaling and historic photographs/letters for kids 5-12 with an adult. 1:30 PM weekends and Tuesdays & Thursdays in July and August. Reservations recommended: 860-522-9258, ext. 317.

Other amenities: Dining nearby, Gift Shop, Parking



Visitor Center & Museum Store:
Sunday: 10:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Monday: 10:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Tuesday & Wednesday: CLOSED
Thursday: 10:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Friday: 10:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Saturday: 9:00 AM - 5:30 PM.
Closed: Jan. 1, Easter, July 4, Thanksgiving, and Dec. 24-25.
Open: Martin Luther King Day, Presidents’ Day, Memorial Day, and Labor Day.

Dates of Operation

Open year-round.


Adults $14, seniors and students $12, children (5-16) $8, under 5 free.

Other Amenities

  • Bus Parking
  • Gift Shop
  • Groups welcome
  • Guided Group Tours

77 Forest St.
Hartford, CT 06105
United States

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