The Harriet Beecher Stowe House in Hartford, Connecticut is another of the wonderful historic homes in this New England state. Mrs. Stowe was the author of the very famous book, 'Uncle Tom's Cabin', and she lived during the mid 1800s. She was very involved in the Underground Railroad and was a remarkable campaigner for the abolition of slavery. The house was home to the Reverend Beecher, and later to Harriet while she was growing up and prior to getting married.
Visitors to the Harriet Beecher Stowe House will learn a great deal about the Beecher family including the following:
- Harriet was a great proponent of higher education for women, and was a prolific writer, lecturer, and teacher as well as founder of several schools for girls.
- Her book 'Uncle Tom's Cabin' influenced many Americans to become involved in the movement to abolish slaver. Find out what President Abraham Lincoln told Mrs. Stowe when she met with him in 1862.
- There are a variety of cultural events that are planned at the house during the year. Be sure to check the calendar for special upcoming events.
- Learn about her activities in the anti-slavery movement and the risks she took in helping support the fugitive slaves who were escaping to win their freedom through the efforts of those supporting the Undergroud Railroad.
This Harriet Beecher Stowe House is one of the historical sites that was home to one of the most influential women of the Civil War era.