Harriet Beecher Stowe House was the home of Harriet Beecher Stowe, an author and an abolitionist, known for her anti-slavery novel ‘Uncle Tom’s Cabin’.
Like Stowe herself, many of her siblings were educators, religious leaders, women’s rights advocates, and anti-slavery activists. While living in this house, the Beechers’ helped runaway slaves; therefore today the house is recognized as a site on the National Underground Railroad Network to Freedom.
The house celebrates the life of Harriet Beecher Stowe, her family, and their legacy.
You can learn about the abolitionists, the Underground Railroad, and the events led Stowe to write about the injustice of slavery.
You can see original furnishing and items of the period, such as the desk of Stowe’s father, and participate in special events including lectures, book readings, and various children’s activities.
At the gift shop, you can purchase different editions of ‘Uncle Tom’s Cabin’ and other books written by Stowe.