Harriet Beecher Stowe Center
71 Forest Street, Hartford
The Beecher-Stowe House part of the Mark Twain House complex – a bunch of absolutely beautiful old houses in Hartford. It’s also, of course, a museum which I visited here.
Harriet Beecher Stowe, author of Uncle Tom’s Cabin (1852), an antislavery novel of enormous impact in the United States, had lifelong associations with Hartford. She permanently moved to the city in 1864 and resided at 73 Forest Street from 1873 until her death in 1896. Her home is operated as a museum by the Harriet Beecher Stowe Center, which maintains a significant research library with collections that focus on nineteenth-century literature and social history, with particular emphasis on race relations, women’s issues, architecture, and decorative arts. The Stowe House is listed on the National Register of Historic Places and open to the public.