Hours & Admission

The Stowe House



Expect a conversational, interactive tour where you can participate along with your guide.

Hear about Stowe’s life and the impact of the anti-slavery novel Uncle Tom’s Cabin.

Connect the past to the present as you discuss social issues of the 19th century and today.

See the beautifully preserved Victorian Gothic cottage, now a National Historic Landmark,
where Harriet Beecher Stowe lived for 23 years.

Leave feeling inspired that you too can create positive change.

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Open Today
9:30am - 5:00pm

The Stowe Center grounds are open dawn to dusk year round. The Stowe House Experience steps off on the hour beginning at 10 AM Monday - Saturday and Noon on Sunday. The last tour of the day leaves at 4:00 PM. Tour times may be affected by group visits. NOTE: The Stowe House will be decorated for the holiday season November 23 - December 31.

Sunday Noon-5:00pm
Monday 9:30am - 5:00pm
Tuesday 9:30am - 5:00pm
Wednesday 9:30am - 5:00pm
Thursday 9:30am - 5:00pm
Friday 9:30am - 5:00pm
Saturday 9:30am - 5:00pm
Tickets & Tours

The Harriet Beecher Stowe Center is a nontraditional museum where conversation inspires action. Connect the past to the present on the interactive tour.

A visit to the Stowe Center includes:

  • Guided visit and conversation in the 1871 Harriet Beecher Stowe House, a National Historic Landmark
  • Access to Stowe’s historic gardens
  • Museum Store and resources in the Stowe Visitor Center

Buy tickets on site or call 860.522.9258, x317.


Adult $16
Senior (65+) and Students $14
Children (5-16) $10
Children Under 5 Free
Active Military (with ID) $12; Free in summer
Hartford Residents Free

Save $3 with a same-day ticket from The Mark Twain House & Museum!

The Family Tour

Enjoy a hands-on, minds-on tour of Stowe’s home. Storytelling, photographs and historic letters connect the past to the present for kids 5-12 with an adult. Learn how Stowe’s words changed the world and how you can too! Offered year round on Saturdays & Sundays at 1:30 PM. plus Tuesdays & Thursdays in July and August.

School Holiday Break: The Family Tour will be offered at 1:30 PM daily December 22-31, 2018 (except Christmas Eve and Christmas Day).

Please contact us 24 hours in advance to register for The Family Tour: Info@StoweCenter.org or 860.522.9258, x317.

$5 per child (ages 5-12) and $10 per adult.
At least one adult must accompany the group.


More information below for Group and Specialty Tours.

Note: The Stowe Center’s 19th-century buildings are not ADA Accessible. Visitors with limited mobility may take a modified tour. Please call 860.522.9258 x317 for more information.

Group Tours

For groups of 10 or more

  • Stowe House tours available year round by advance reservation.
  • Size: Minimum of 10 people.
  • Payment: Major credit cards, check, or cash are accepted.
  • $13/person

Contact us for more information or to request a group tour date.

School Groups

More information on school group tours for students K-12

The Preservation Tour

A focus on Victorian finishes: carpet, wallpapers and paint colors. Plus, curating furnishings, art and decorative arts for Stowe’s 1871 home. Led by the Stowe Center Collections Manager. $15/person. Check the Calendar for upcoming dates.

Spirits at Stowe: An Otherworldly Tour

Tour the Stowe House in the dark! Learn about 19th-century spiritualism and the paranormal in Hartford. Registration is required, $18/person. For ages 12+. Only in October or by group reservation.




Harriet Beecher Stowe Center

77 Forest Street
Hartford CT, 06105



From the North (Springfield, MA)

Take I-95 South to intersection with I-84. Take I-84 West to Sisson Avenue (Exit 46). Right onto Sisson Avenue. Right onto Farmington Avenue. Right onto Forest Street.

From the South (New Haven, New York City, etc.)

Take I-91 North to the junction with I-84. Take I-84 West to Sisson Avenue (Exit 46) then follow directions from the north.

From the East (Boston, etc.)

Take I-84 West to Sisson Avenue (Exit 46) then follow the directions from the north.

From the West (New York City via I-84, Danbury, etc.)

Take I-84 West to Sisson Avenue (Exit 46) then follow the directions from the north.

Free Parking in the Stowe Center lot on Forest Street. Turn right into the parking lot just past the Harriet Beecher Stowe House. Free on-street parking in designated areas. NOTE: On April 12, the Stowe Center parking lot will be closed. Please park in the Mark Twain House & Museum lot, GPS address 385 Farmington Avenue. The Stowe Center is immediately adjacent to the Twain property.

Public Transportation: On CT Transit take #60 Farmington Ave. bus to Woodland Street (west bound) or to Forest St., (east bound).

Museum Store

Visit the Museum Store for Stowe-themed merchandise and gifts for the writer, the gardener, the activist, or lover of Victoriana. Find your perfect souvenir!

Your purchases support programs and preservation.