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The Mark Twain House and Museum in Hartford, Connecticut , was the home of Samuel Langhorne Clemens (Mark Twain) and his family from 1874 to 1891. It was designed by Edward Tuckerman Potter and built in the American High Gothic style. [3] Clemens biographer Justin Kaplan has called it "part steamboat, part medieval fortress and part cuckoo clock." [4]

Clemens wrote many of his best-known works while living there, including The Adventures of Tom Sawyer , The Prince and the Pauper , Life on the Mississippi , Adventures of Huckleberry Finn , A Tramp Abroad , and A Connecticut Yankee in King Arthur's Court . [5]

The building later functioned as a school, an apartment building, and a public library branch. In 1929, it was rescued from possible demolition and put under the care of the newly formed non-profit group Mark Twain Memorial. The building was declared a National Historic Landmark in 1962. [2] [7] A restoration effort led to its being opened as a house museum in 1974. In 2003, a multimillion-dollar, LEED-certified visitors' center was built that included a museum dedicated to showcasing Twain's life and work. [8]

The Village Alliance has been a leading advocate for the Village community for almost twenty years. Continue Reading ›

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The Mark Twain House and Museum in Hartford, Connecticut , was the home of Samuel Langhorne Clemens (Mark Twain) and his family from 1874 to 1891. It was designed by Edward Tuckerman Potter and built in the American High Gothic style. [3] Clemens biographer Justin Kaplan has called it "part steamboat, part medieval fortress and part cuckoo clock." [4]

Clemens wrote many of his best-known works while living there, including The Adventures of Tom Sawyer , The Prince and the Pauper , Life on the Mississippi , Adventures of Huckleberry Finn , A Tramp Abroad , and A Connecticut Yankee in King Arthur's Court . [5]

The building later functioned as a school, an apartment building, and a public library branch. In 1929, it was rescued from possible demolition and put under the care of the newly formed non-profit group Mark Twain Memorial. The building was declared a National Historic Landmark in 1962. [2] [7] A restoration effort led to its being opened as a house museum in 1974. In 2003, a multimillion-dollar, LEED-certified visitors' center was built that included a museum dedicated to showcasing Twain's life and work. [8]

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This week, Fodor’s takes you on a tour of Greenwich Village’s literary past. To see other great routes through our favorite NYC neighborhoods, check out The 6 Best New York City Walking Tours Slideshow.

Although Greenwich Village was New York’s toniest neighborhood during the 19th century, the 20th century saw an influx of Bohemians from all over the world eager to take advantage of the area’s cosmopolitan nightlife and cheap rents on the western fringes. The Village came to rival Paris’s Left Bank, as poets, playwrights, and novelists staked out their own personal literary terrains. This NYC walking tour, just under two miles long, lets you walk in the footsteps of literary giants, exploring the Village’s maze of streets. See the interactive map below for turn-by-turn directions.

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