45-minute Tour Admission

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Sunday March 19

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11:30 AM  –  11:55 AM

Thank you for your interest in visiting the Harriet Beecher Stowe Center!

We look forward to inspiring you with the life and work of Harriet Beecher Stowe, author of Uncle Tom’s Cabin (1852), a complex and controversial novel which galvanized the anti-slavery movement, and the unique city block in downtown Hartford known as Nook Farm. Our tours address the history of slavery and racism as they relate to the abolition movement and the Civil War, as well as inequities then and now. We use participatory tour methods with visitors with the idea that audiences bring their perspectives to discussions on the tour.

In 2023 we are launching a new walking tour called Seeing is Revealing: Nook Farm Then and Now. This tour is available both as a guided walking tour (Fri-Sun at 3pm every week) and requires an additional ticket purchase. The guided tour only runs if 4ppl have registered. The tour is also available as a self-guided audio tour that you can purchase when you reserve your house tour. One purchase of the self-guided tour can serve many visitors at one time (your own devise is required as well as connection to wifi and/or cellular depending on the tour stop location). The audio tour can be listened to anywhere (in the car driving home for instance), includes additional reading suggestions and links, and is good for up to 30 days from purchase. In either format, the tour lasts just over one hour. To learn more about the content of this walking tour, return to the previous window, and click on the "learn more about the tours" link.