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Hours & Admission

Touring the Stowe House

 

**Tours will resume April 8, 2021. Tickets go on sale soon**

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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Hours
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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

 

Ticket Pricing

General Admission (18-64): $20

Senior (65 +): $15

Children (6-16): $10

Member, Hartford Resident, Child under 6: FREE

 


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.

More information below for Group and Specialty Tours.

Group Tours

For groups of 20 people or more. If you are a smaller group please book your visit through our online ticketing platform. Keep in mind in COVID pandemic we are limited to 4 people plus the guide at any time in the house.

Stowe House tours available year-round by advance reservation.

Size: Minimum of 20 people.

Payment: Major credit cards, check, or cash are accepted.

$17/person

Email tickets@stowecenter.org to inquire about availability. Click here to submit a request for a group.

Onsite School Groups

School groups of 10 or more (If you are a smaller group please book your visit through our online ticketing platform. Keep in mind in COVID pandemic we are limited to 4 people plus the guide at any time in the house.)

Stowe House tours available year-round by advance reservation (Onsite starting May 1, 2021).

Size: Minimum of 10 people.

Payment: Major credit cards, check, or cash are accepted. PO and school invoicing processes are allowed.

$10/person (2 free chaperones for each 10 students)

$10/person for additional chaperones

$12/person House Tour & Activity (2 free chaperones for each 10 students)

$______ Combo Tour to see Mark Twain Museum & House and Stowe House

Visits to the Stowe Center are appropriate for ages 3rd grade and up. Email tickets@stowecenter.org to inquire about availability. Chick here to submit a request for a school group 3rd grade through college. For more information on school group tours for students 3rd grade through college click here.

Virtual School Groups

The Harriet Beecher Stowe Center has a 40 minute virtual program available to students in grades 3-college. The program is comprised of a house guide who introduces Harriet Beecher Stowe, then shares screen to show and listed to an experience in 4 rooms in Stowe’s home. This 20 minute video is presented in sections, with time for questions and discussions. The program concludes with more discussion as time allows.

Size: Minimum of 10 people; maximum of 50 people.

Payment: Major credit cards, check, or cash are accepted. School PO and invoice processing is allowed.

$75 for one 40 minute session

$125 for two 40 minute sessions

Visits to the Stowe Center are appropriate for ages 3rd grade and up. Email tickets@stowecenter.org to inquire about availability for virtual or face to face visits. Chick here to submit a request for a school group 3rd grade through college. For more information on school group tours for students 3rd grade through college click here.

Directions

Harriet Beecher Stowe Center

77 Forest Street
Hartford CT, 06105

 

Directions


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.