Hartford Attractions - Mark Twain House

by James C - Date: 2006-12-03 - Word Count: 269 Share This!

When you think of American authors one name comes up more than any other. Mark Twain is that name. He wrote some of the greatest works of literature in the United States if not the world. If you will be in Hartford on vacation or if you live there you need to check out the Mark Twain House. You won't regret the decision.

The Mark Twain House is a 19 room house built in the 19th century in the Picturesque Gothic style. Mark Twain, who's real name was Samuel Clemens, lived in this house from 1874 until 1891. The house is very unique in design both inside and outside. The outside features dramatic features with no two elevations being the same. The interior of the home was designed in part by Louis Comfort Tiffany and features an eclectic blend of cultures from around the world. The home also extensively used new technologies. Some of those features included a gravity flow heat system, a telephone and seven flush toilets.

The tour of the home will take you about one hour. On the tour you will be taken through all three levels of the home and up to the top floor which was Twain's main work room. The room is a large space which also features a pool table that was well used by Twain. Its an interesting tour and gives you some insight into the man who became a legendary writer.

If you would like to visit the home, you can find it at 351 Farmington Ave in Hartford. If you would like more information you can call the information line at 860-247-0998.

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