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If you make a day trip of famous writers’ houses

If you go

Hours and admission prices vary. Call in advance for details on visits, events, and tours.

Mark Twain House

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351 Farmington Ave., Hartford

Open year-round. 860-247-0998,

Harriet Beecher Stowe Center

77 Forest St., Hartford

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Open year-round. 860-522-9258, www.harrietbeecherstowe

Emily Dickinson Museum

280 Main St., Amherst

Open March through December. 413-542-8161, www.emily

The Mount

2 Plunkett St., Lenox

Open through October. 413-551-5111,


780 Holmes Road, Pittsfield

Open through Columbus Day. 413-442-1793,

Longfellow National Historic Site

105 Brattle St., Cambridge

Typically open through last weekend of October. Call for information about hours during the government shutdown. 617-876-4491,

Louisa May Alcott’s Orchard House

399 Lexington Road, Concord

Open year-round. 978-369-4118,

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