Harriet Beecher Stowe Center, Hartford
Harriet Beecher Stowe was an activist author best known for her 1852 novel Uncle Tom’s Cabin – the groundbreaking anti-slavery book that exposed the suffering of African-American slaves and had a huge effect on shifting people’s attitudes towards slavery. Stowe lived in the house from 1873 until her passing in 1896. The restored house displays items related to the author, such as furniture, books, manuscripts, fine art and letters. Tours start at the visitor center, located inside the old carriage house. Participants are encouraged to discuss how 19th-century issues still resonate today.