Her words changed the world.

Visit the Harriet Beecher Stowe Center

Discover how Stowe's life and work can inspire you to action

The Harriet Beecher Stowe Center includes the Harriet Beecher Stowe House, where the author lived for 33 years, the Katharine Seymour Day House , the Visitor Center with museum store, and historic gardens all located in Stowe's Nook Farm neighborhood.

Exciting Preservation Project in the Stowe House

The 1871 Stowe House is receiving the first major interior preservation since opening to the public in 1968. Through spring 2017, the interior of the Stowe House may not be on view during your visit. The 1873 Visitor Center and 1884 Katharine Seymour Day House will host the tour until preservation is completed. Stowe Center staff will offer visitors a behind-the-scenes look inside the Stowe House as construction allows.

More Information

The Harriet Beecher Stowe Center is on the Connecticut Freedom Trail and the Connecticut Women's Heritage Trail and the gardens are part of Connecticut's Historic Gardens.

Tour Information

Open year round. View Hours and Admission


The Stowe Center Experience

Explore the life and impact of the internationally famous author of Uncle Tom’s Cabin, the best-selling anti-slavery novel, in an all-new interactive tour.

The Stowe-Twain Experience

Tour the Stowe Center and receive $3 off a tour of the neighboring Mark Twain House & Museum.

The Family Tour – All New!

Storytelling, journaling and historic photographs bring Stowe’s story to life for kids 5-12 with an adult. 1:30 PM weekends and Tuesdays & Thursdays in July & August. Reservations recommended: 860.522-9258, x317 or Info@StoweCenter.org.

Spirits at Stowe

Otherworldly happenings in October. Check our calendar for more information.

Group Tours

A trip to the Harriet Beecher Stowe Center is the perfect outing for your organization. Group tours are available any day, year round, by advance reservation.

  • A minimum of 10 people.
  • 50% non-refundable deposit secures the reservation; balance is due the day of tour.
  • Major credit cards, check, or cash are accepted.
  • Discounts or memberships do not apply to individuals on group tours.

Contact the Visitor Center at 860.522.9258 x317 or Info@StoweCenter.org for more information or to request a group tour date.

For K-12 school tours and programs, see School Programs.

Please click here to download a map of the Harriet Beecher Stowe Center grounds.

Stowe on the Road

Let Stowe Center staff bring an interactive program to your group – a perfect option for libraries, book clubs, senior centers or places of worship. Contact us about presenting “Her Words Changed the World” or “Salons by Stowe.”

Garden Tours

A Garden is a place of healing to the soul.

Inspired by Harriet Beecher Stowe's passion for plants and nature, overflowing intimate cottage gardens showcase colorful wildflowers, high Victorian plants and a rich display of tulips.

Please click here to download a self-guided garden tour.

Nook Farm Tour

Harriet Beecher Stowe's Nook Farm neighborhood was the 19th century home of influential writers, artists, politicians and social activists.

Please click here to learn more and download the self-guided Nook Farm walking tour.