Harriet’s Writing Room

A front facing image of three panel windows behind a small round writing table with a red lace cloth on top. A plant, an empty bird cage, yellow flowers, and a lamp are to the right; a sun covered chair is on the left.


“I will write that thing if I live.” ~Harriet Beecher Stowe, from 1889 biography

Harriet Beecher Stowe put pen to paper to make change. Moved by compassion and righteousness, she thought hard, strategized, and used the voice she knew could have the most impact—the written word in the form of a novel. Stowe crafted a story so compelling it altered how people thought about each other—and helped the abolitionist agenda leap forward.

“If I am to write, I must have a room to myself, which shall be my room.” – Harriet Beecher Stowe letter to Calvin Stowe, 1842


Do you (or someone you admire) have words that need to be written? Do you require a room of your own to focus your thoughts? Would you be inspired by sharing the same creative space that Stowe herself used? If so, this is the experience for you.

Write that thing you need to write in Harriet Beecher Stowe’s beautiful bedroom, inspired by the woman whose words changed the world. Guests may spend up to two hours in the space.

Experience Guidelines:
  • Doors to the room will remain open, and staff will be present outside the room.
  • Comfortable chair and small table will be provided. Guests may not touch any historic furnishings in the room.
  • Pencil and paper or laptop only are permitted in the room. Bags, food, and beverages must be left with staff.
  • Photography for non-commercial, personal use is permitted.
  • Experience will not be rescheduled or refunded after booking except in the case of an emergency.


Please contact YYoung@stowecenter.org for more information. 

Experiences are offered Tuesdays and Wednesdays between 9:30 am and 3:00 pm, or another day by special arrangement.

One Hour: $300
Two Hours: $550


Interested in a similar experience at another famous writer’s home? Please see https://www.emilydickinsonmuseum.org/


Photos Credit: Alana Borges Gordon, Harriet’s Writing Desk