HARRIET BEECHER STOWE CENTER
77 FOREST STREET
The Harriet Beecher Stowe Center, homestead of the author of the anti-slavery novel Uncle Tom’s Cabin and other works, offers conversational, interactive tours. Visitors learn about Stowe’s childhood, travels, and family while discussing social issues of the past and present. According to Vivian Nabeta M’11, the center’s director of marketing, the National Historic Landmark “preserves and interprets Stowe’s Hartford home and the center’s historic collections, promotes vibrant discussion of her life and work, and inspires commitment to social justice and positive change.” The center, adjacent to The Mark Twain House & Museum, is in an area of the city known as Nook Farm, so named for its location near a bend, or nook, in the Park River. It was there in the late 1800s that a tight-knit community of intellectuals and progressive thinkers—including Stowe and Twain—took up residence. For more information about the Stowe Center, including its hours of operation and admission prices, please visit www.harrietbeecherstowecenter.org.