Her words changed the world.

Stowe's Birthday & CT Open House Day

Stowe's Birthday and CT Open House Day
Launch of the NEW Stowe House Tour
June 10    10 AM - 5 PM
Harriet Beecher Stowe Center
Free Tours for Hartford Residents

Stowe House

Celebrate the National Historic Landmark Stowe House as it opens for the season with a new interactive tour.

-Learn what compelled Stowe to write the anti-slavery novel Uncle Tom's Cabin.
-Connect the past to the present as you discuss 19th century social issues that resonate today.
-See new exhibits showcasing the impact of Stowe's most famous novel
-Leave feeling inspired that you can create positive change.




10 AM - 5 PM

Discounted Stowe House Tours:

Adults: $10 -- Seniors & Students: $8 -- Children: $6

Buy tickets in the Stowe Visitor Center. The first tour steps off at 10:20 AM and the last at 4 PM.

Free Family Activities, kids games and painting


11 AM - 4 PM Horse-Drawn Carriage Rides (weather permitting)

Noon: Opening Ceremony: Ribbon Cutting & Remarks

In the afternoon: "Meet" Harriet Beecher Stowe 

Noon - 2 PM Free Chet's Italian Ice 

Live Music   
1:15 -1:30 PM     Renzulli School Brass Band, Hartford
1:30 -2:30 PM     Lara Herscovitch, Durham -- former CT State Troubadour
2:45-3:30 PM      Ellis Island Band, Hartford 

2:15 PM Award Presentation to CT History Day winners for "Outstanding Entry in Women's History" 

2:30 PM Free Cake in Honor of H.B. Stowe's 206th Birthday  


11 AM-2 PM  Southern Belle Soul Food 

Come celebrate!

Tours Free for Hartford Residents

More great CT Open House Day activities just next door at The Mark Twain House and Museum

Ride the Convenient Shuttle Bus

The shuttle runs continuously between the Amistad Center/Wadsworth Atheneum Museum of Art, the Wilson-Gray YMCA, and the Stowe Center.

With Thanks to Sponsors

Greater Hartford Arts Council
CT Department of Economic and Community Development
Evelyn W. Preston Memorial Fund, Bank of America
Ensworth Charitable Foundation, Bank of America