Harriet Beecher Stowe Center

The Harriet Beecher Stowe Center inspires commitment to social justice and positive change through vibrant discussion of Harriet Beecher Stowe’s life and legacy. As a 21st-century museum, program center, and research collection, the Center connects Stowe’s issues to the contemporary face of race relations, class and gender issues, economic justice and education equity. The Stowe Center is the site of: the Harriet Beecher Stowe House (1871), a National Historic Landmark; the Katharine S. Day House (1884), which houses the research collection and archives; and the carriage house (1873) which serves as the Visitor Center. We use Stowe’s story and impact to inspire visitors and audiences today.
The Stowe Center holds the largest collection of materials related to Harriet Beecher Stowe (1811-1896), author of Uncle Tom’s Cabin, the influential anti-slavery novel and 19th century best seller, and multiple other books. Decorative arts, works of art, furniture, memorabilia, rare manuscripts and print material, images and visual media –- 228,000 items — illustrate the lives and times of Stowe, her family, their social networks and activist impact; this Nook Farm neighborhood; the history of racism and women’s suffrage; Uncle Tom’s Cabin in popular and mass culture.
77 Forest street
Hartford, CT 06105