Hours & Admission

Touring At the Stowe Center

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.

Explore the Nook Farm neighborhood, an 1800s community of intellectuals, political leaders, authors, and scholars who influenced the country’s intellectual and social development.

Leave feeling inspired that you too can create positive change.

A Different Type of Tour at the Stowe Center

April – August | Inheriting Freedom: An Intergenerational Tour

Purchase Your Tour Ticket
Open Today
10:00 - 5:00 (tour at: 10:30, 11:30, 1:00, 2:30 & 4:00)

Our hours are:

Sunday Closed
Monday Closed
Tuesday Closed
Wednesday 11:00 - 4:00 (tour at 2:00 pm)
Thursday 11:00 - 4:00 (tour at 12:00 & 2:00)
Friday 12:00 -5:00 (tour at: 12:30, 2:00 & 4:00)
Saturday 10:00 - 5:00 (tour at: 10:30, 11:30, 1:00, 2:30 & 4:00)
Tickets & Tours

The Harriet Beecher Stowe Center is a non-traditional 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 (17-64): $20

Senior (65 +): $15

Children (6-16): $10

Museums for All (with a valid EBT card and Photo ID): $3

Stowe Center Member, Hartford Resident, Child under 6: FREE


Note: The Stowe Center’s 19th-century buildings are not ADA accessible, but the Stowe Center has a number of accommodations to assist visitors. Our accommodations include an ASL tour of four rooms that visitors can use on a house tour with a guide or online in place of a visit; this is designed for hearing loss as well as deaf visitors. The first floor of the Stowe House is wheelchair accessible but is unable to accommodate motorized wheelchairs. We do have a wheelchair on site if the visitor is able to move from one chair to another. We also have a virtual tour of the second floor for wheelchair visitors delivered by our staff. If you so choose, please call 860.522.9258 x317, or email tickets@stowecenter.org to speak with our team so we can enable the best experience for you and your group.

This summer, learn social justice history!


The Harriet Beecher Stowe Center will offer free visits to Connecticut kids (18 and under) and one adult caregiver this summer through CT Summer at the Museum.

You will still be required to show proof of Connecticut residency when you arrive at the museum. CT Summer at the Museum is Supported by Connecticut Department of Economic and Community Development’s Office of the Arts in partnership with Connecticut Humanities with funding from the federal American Rescue Plan Act as allocated by the state legislature.

The Harriet Beecher Stowe Center is a proud member of the Museums for All, an initiative of the Institute of Museum and Library Services.  Through Museums for All, those receiving food assistance (SNAP benefits) can gain reduced admission to the Stowe Center by presenting their EBT card and a photo ID.  More than 1,200 museums throughout the United States participate!


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.


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