Mark Twain House

Samuel Clemens, famously known as Mark Twain, spent the years 1874 to 1891 at his home in Hartford, Connecticut. Throughout his time at the house, Twain completed multiple, famous works including The Adventures of Tom Sawyer and Life on the Mississippi. Construction began on the Mark Twain House in 1873 under the guidance of architect Edward Tuckerman Potter. Sam and Olivia Clemens moved into their Hartford home on September 19, 1874. The home measures 111,500 square feet. In total, there are 25 rooms throughout the three floors. When the Mark Twain House was built, it displayed modern inventions from its time. During his time at the home, Twain described his stay as “the happiest and most productive years of his life.”