Joy of Museums Virtual Tours

Virtual Tours of Museums, Art Galleries, and Historic Sites

Mark Twain House – Virtual Tour

Mark Twain House - Virtual Tour

Mark Twain House – Virtual Tour

The Mark Twain House and Museum was the home of Mark Twain (Samuel Langhorne Clemens) and his family from 1874 to 1891. Mark Twain wrote many of his best-known works while living in this house.

The home was built explicitly for Mark Twain in the American High Gothic style. After the house was sold the house in 1903, the building functioned as a school, an apartment building, and a public library branch.

In 1929, the house was rescued and put under the care of the Mark Twain Memorial. Its restoration was followed by its opening as a house museum in 1974. In 2003, a museum facility was built and dedicated to showcasing Twain’s life and work.

Mark Twain wrote the following books while living  in this home:

  • The Adventures of Tom Sawyer
  • The Prince, and the Pauper
  • Life on the Mississippi
  • Adventures of Huckleberry Finn
  • A Tramp Abroad
  • A Connecticut Yankee in King Arthur’s Court

The home today contains 50,000 artifacts: manuscripts, historic photographs, and family furnishings. Many of the original furnishings remained at the house.

The House and Museum offer a variety of programs and events, including tours, lectures, writers’ workshops, and other activities.

Mark Twain House - Virtual Tour
The first-floor library of Twain House, with hand-stenciled paneling, fireplaces from India, embossed wallpaper, and hand-carved mantel from Scotland

Highlights of the Mark Twain House

  • The Billiards Room where Twain wrote
  • The Library features hand-stenciled paneling
  • The Fireplaces from India
  • Embossed Wallpapers
  • The hand-carved mantel that the Twains purchased in Scotland 
  • Clemens’ ornate Venetian Bed
  • Tiffany-decorated Interiors
  • Mark Twain’s Manuscripts and historic photographs
  • The Mark Twain Museum – showcasing Twain’s life and work

Mark Twain House - Virtual Tour
Twain House 3rd floor billiard room

Mark Twain House

  • Museum:         Mark Twain House
  • City:                 Hartford
  • State:               Connecticut
  • Country:          United States
  • Built:               1874
  • Category:        House Museum
  • Location:         351 Farmington Avenue, Hartford, Connecticut

Mark Twain House - Virtual Tour
Twain House Dining Room

Mark Twain House – Map

Mark Twain House – 360 Views

Mark Twain House – 360 Views

Mark Twain House – 360 Views

Mark Twain House – 360 Views

Mark Twain House – 360 Views

Mark Twain House – 360 Views

New York Museums – Virtual Tours

Washington, D.C. Museums – Virtual Tours

Mark Twain House

Mark Twain House

Mark Twain House

Mark Twain House

An Evening With Mark Twain

~~~

“Truth is stranger than fiction, but it is because Fiction is obliged to stick to possibilities; Truth isn’t.”
– Mark Twain

~~~


Photo Credit: Carol M. Highsmith / Public domain; Jack E. Boucher, Photographer / Public domain

Popular this Week

Museums, Art Galleries & Historical Sites - Virtual Tours
Portuguese Proverbs, Quotes, and Sayings
Maori New Zealand Proverbs, Quotes, and Sayings
Quotes about Museums, Art and History
Mesopotamian Art and Artifacts - Virtual Tour
Dancing Girl (Mohenjo-daro) from the Indus Valley Civilization
"The Martyr of Solway" by John Everett Millais
"Isle of the Dead" by Arnold Böcklin
Ancient Artifacts - Virtual Tour
"The Execution of Emperor Maximilian" by Édouard Manet

SEARCH