Mark Twain House and Museum

Samuel Clemens lived in a glorious house in Hartford with his wife, three daughters, and a handful of staff from 1874-1891.  It is there that he wrote so many of his beloved books, including “The Adventures of Tom Sawyer”, “The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn”, “Life on the Mississippi”, “A Connecticut Yankee in King Arthur’s Court”, “The Prince and the Pauper”.

In 2016, the Twain House introduce “Living History” Tours, where guests can tour the house with a member of the Clemens family or staff as though it is the 19th century.  Ginny portrays housemaid Katy Leary (the same one as in her one woman show) who served the family for 30 years.  Hers is a nostalgic tour as she reminisces about the happy times in the house;  you can also tour with wife Livy Clemens, butler George Griffin, coachman Patrick McAleer, daughter Susy, gossipy housemaid Lizzy Wills, and best friend Joseph Twitchell.