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

351 Farmington Ave., Hartford


Open year-round. 860-247-0998,

Harriet Beecher Stowe Center

Get The Weekender in your inbox:
The Globe's top picks for what to see and do each weekend, in Boston and beyond.
Thank you for signing up! Sign up for more newsletters here

77 Forest St., Hartford

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,