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Harriet Beecher Stowe Center

Activity Overview

The Harriet Beecher Stowe Center is a historic site and museum in Hartford, Connecticut that includes the former home of Harriet Beecher Stowe, a prominent American writer who is known for writing the novel Uncle Tom's Cabin. Visitors to the center can see the beautiful house where she lived the final decades of her life as well as explore its Victorian-style gardens. Other attractions include the Katherine Seymour Day House and a visitor center with fascinating exhibits related to the life and works of Harriet Beecher Stowe.

Things to Do

  • Start your visit by viewing the exhibits on display in the Visitor Center, which was once a carriage house.
  • Explore the gardens! Harriet Beecher Stowe carefully designed the gardens herself, which feature dozens of beautiful flowers and plants.
  • Take a tour of the Harriet Beecher Stowe House, which she lived in from 1873 until 1896. It was eventually turned into a museum which showcases memorabilia and artifacts related to the writer by one of her descendants.

Harriet Beecher Stowe Center Insider Tips

  • Don't miss the chance to explore the Katharine Seymour Day House, which is known for its exquisite architectural features and fascinating exhibits.
  • Take a tour of the museum! The best one for families with small children is the Child's Tour, an interactive tour that involves family-friendly activities and story time.
  • Attend one of the many upcoming events at the center, including free tours, book talks, and more.

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