When you visit the Stowe Center, don’t expect a traditional historic house museum! Expect a conversational, interactive tour where you can participate along with your guide.
Of course you’ll hear about everything that compelled Stowe to write her most famous novel, Uncle Tom’s Cabin: her childhood, travels, marriage and family, and perhaps greatest of all, her courage.
But you’ll also connect the past to the present as you discuss 19th century social issues — such as slavery and the role of women — that resonate today in the form of racism, mass incarceration, immigration or equal pay.
Discover Harriet Beecher Stowe…
…internationally known icon of American literature, culture and social activism. Stowe’s bestselling anti-slavery novel Uncle Tom’s Cabin changed American’s views on slavery and contributed to the outbreak of the Civil War.
Help your students connect history to their own lives and today’s headlines. Tour Stowe’s Hartford home, a National Historic Landmark, and participate in extended learning programs where ideas turn into action.
All school programs support Common Core Learning Standards and the Connecticut Social Studies Framework.
Guided tours and programs are open to K-12 students. Programs can be adapted for college level students. Available year round by advance reservation.
Can’t make it to Hartford? Bring the Stowe Center to your classroom! A museum educator will engage your class in an open-ended conversation about Stowe’s life and work using primary source documents, photographs and a writing activity.
Programs at your site
Let the Harriet Beecher Stowe Center bring an engaging, interactive 90-minute program to your library, civic group or community center.
The Family Tour
Take a hands-on, minds-on tour of Stowe’s home that connects the past to the present for kids 5-12 with an adult. The family tour is currently available December 22 – 31. No tours on December 24 and 25. Please reserve tickets 24 hours in advance. Additional tours are available during school breaks and by request.
Contact us for prices and reservations: firstname.lastname@example.org or 860.522.9258 x 308