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Harriet Beecher Stowe Center

77 Forest Street
Hartford, CT 06105
Phone: 860-522-9258
Fax: (860) 522-3259
Region: Hartford County

At the Stowe Center, don’t expect a traditional historic house museum! Expect a conversational tour where you can participate along with your guide.
Hear all that compelled Stowe to write her famous novel, "Uncle Tom’s Cabin": her childhood, travels, marriage and family, and her courage.
Connect the past to the present discussing 19th-century social issues — such as slavery and the role of women — that resonate today in racism, mass incarceration, immigration or equal pay.
See the beautifully preserved interiors of the National Historic Landmark — renovated in 2017 — alongside modern gallery spaces.
View rooms that reflect Stowe’s design choices and decorative arts as well as her own oil paintings. Explore exhibits that showcase the complicated and controversial legacy of “Uncle Tom” whose name became a racial slur.
Harriet Beecher Stowe’s life and work is an example of how one person can make a difference. Leave feeling inspired that you too can create positive change.

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