Hours & Admission

The Stowe House



**Tours of the Stowe Center are temporarily suspended due to COVID-19.**

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

The Stowe Center grounds are open dawn to dusk year round. The Stowe House Experience steps off on the hour beginning at 11:00 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.

Sunday Closed
Monday Closed
Tuesday Closed
Wednesday Closed
Thursday Closed
Friday Closed
Saturday Closed
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


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

Learn about Harriet Beecher Stowe’s life and impact in our Family Tour, where content is tailored specifically to young people between the ages of 5-12. Our interactive tour empowers young people to take the lead in examining primary source documents, making past/present connections, and identifying ways to create positive change in their communities.

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.

For Family Tour dates and to purchase tickets, click here.


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.
  • $16/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

Specialty Tours
The Black Experience Tour

This experience highlights narratives and collections that focus on Black History and allows participants to visit two, or three local museums (Harriet Beecher Stowe Center, Connecticut Historical Society and the Amistad Center for Art & Culturefor one low price. Join us on one of the scheduled public dates, or contact us to book the experience for your group, cfarrell@stowecenter.org or 860.522.9258 x 317

Half-Day Tour – Two museums:  $30.00 per person

Full-Day Tour – Three museums: $40.00 per person

To book a tour, please contact us.


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.

No tours are currently scheduled. For more information or to arrange a tour for your group, contact info@stowecenter.org.


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. Contact us at info@stowecenter.org or 860.522.9258, x 317. 2019 tour dates: October 24, 25 and 26. To purchase tickets, click here.




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.

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

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.