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West Hartford Connecticut Walking Tour
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This National Historic Landmark was the home of Harriet Beecher Stowe, author of Uncle Tom's Cabin, for the last 23 years of her life. The house is part of the Harriet Beecher Stowe Center which preserves the house and center's collections. The research library includes letters and documents from the family. The house includes original items from the family. In addition to the Stowe House, the historic site includes an 1873 carriage house (the visitor's center) and the Katharine Seymour Day House (1884).


A guided tour of the Stowe House provides an intimate glimpse into the life of the author whose words changed the world with the ground-breaking anti-slavery novel Uncle Tom's Cabin. An interactive hands-on tour with a kid's-eye view of Stowe's family home is also available. Props, activities and storytelling are used in this family-friendly offering. Reservations requested.  Available at 1:30 p.m. on Saturday and Sunday, Tuesday and Thursday in July and August, or any time by advance reservation.


"Meet the Beecher Family." Harriet Beecher Stowe House. Accessed May 14, 2018. http://www.stowehousecincy.org/meet-the-beecher-family.html.

"Uncle Tom's Cabin." Harriet Beecher Stowe House. Accessed May 14, 2018. http://www.stowehousecincy.org/uncle-toms-cabin.html.