Nook Farm

Walking Tour

November 11, 2018

On this new tour, visitors will learn about the people and places of the 19th-century and present-day Nook Farm neighborhood and their impact in Connecticut and beyond. Admission is $18 per person or $12 for Stowe Center members and Hartford residents. The tour begins at the Stowe Visitor Center.


Hartford’s 19th-century Nook Farm, bounded by Farmington Avenue, Sigourney Street and a ‘nook’ in the Park River, was home to writers, politicians, reformers and activists. Two residents, Harriet Beecher Stowe and Mark Twain, were international celebrities whose homes are now National Historic Landmarks. Other residents included Isabella Beecher Hooker, Stowe’s sister and women’s rights activist; Charles Dudley Warner, author; and William Gillette, actor and playwright.


Six 19th-century homes and two carriage houses remain in this vibrant urban neighborhood that now includes a variety of businesses, nonprofit organizations, schools, and homes. Learn the evolution of this place and its people, tracing the ways this community has, and continues to contribute to creative endeavors, civic engagement and advocacy.


Purchase admission to the Nook Farm Walking Tour and save $3.00 on a same-day Stowe House tour! Buy Stowe House tickets in the Stowe Visitor Center.

Location Harriet Beecher Stowe Center
Doors Open 1:30 PM
Program 2-3 PM