The Harriet Beecher Stowe House is a historic house in Cincinnati, Ohio that was once the home of abolitionist and author Harriet Beecher Stowe, who is best known for her novel Uncle Tom's Cabin. Her family lived in the house from 1832 until the early 1850s, when they moved and she began writing her famous novel based on her experiences. Today, visitors can learn all about Stowe, her family, and her impact on the abolition of slavery while touring the house and viewing its exhibits.
Things to Do
- Go on a guided tour of the Harriet Beecher Stowe House! Tours are offered Friday through Sunday at 12:15, 1:15, 2:15, and 3:15.
- Learn all about local abolitionists by going on this historic Abolitionists Walking Tour, which includes stops at the Walnut Hills Presbyterian Church, Lane Theological Seminary, the Calvin and Harriet Beecher Stowe House, and the Elizabeth Blackwell House, which was the home of the first female physician in the United States.
- Attend one of the many family-friendly events at the house, including film screenings, musical performances, and lectures.
Harriet Beecher Stowe House Insider Tips
- If you're planning to drive to the museum there is a designated parking lot you can use, or you can arrive by public transportation by taking Cincinnati Metro Bus Route 1 to the house.
- Don't miss the Harriet Beecher Stowe Birthday Party in June, which is celebrated with music, cake, and Victorian lawn games.
- Check out the gift shop after you finish your tour in order to pick up fun souvenirs of this historic landmark.