Harriet Beecher Stowe Center

Learn about the Abolitionist movement and the personal life of Harriet Beecher Stowe, the author of Uncle Tom’s Cabin. While on a tour of the Stowe House, groups can study the historical and social climate in which Stowe wrote her book. Tours can be combined with fun, interactive programs that make wider historical connections: some program topics include regional history, the roles of women and African Americans, and the Civil War. Younger groups can handle artifacts and hear a story, while older groups can use the museum’s engaging discussions and writing activities as a way to make connections with contemporary life. Consider booking a joint visit with the neighboring Mark Twain House! A combination program puts these two authors in conversation as your group learns about their work, 19th-century household life, and ways of effecting societal change.
Contact Info
Address: 77 Forest Street, Hartford, CT 06105. Hartford County. Tel: 860-522-9258. Email: schoolprograms@stowecenter.org. Website: www.stowecenter.org. Hrs: Mon.-Sat. 9:30AM-5PM, Sun. 12PM-5PM. 
Trip Info
Same Day Booking: No. Grade Level: K-12th. Activity Type: Day Trips, Guided Tours, Guided Activities. Recomm. Length of Visit: 2-3 hours. Cost: Fee.
SUPPORTS CLASSROOM LEARNING IN: Language Arts/English, Social Studies.
SUPPORTS SCOUT BADGES IN: Citizenship, Social Studies.

Lesson Plan To Enrich This Class Trip

Historic Site Lesson Plan

While visiting one of the many historical sites around the country, such as Philadelphia’s Independence Hall or Washington D.C.’s National Mall, consider reasons for preserving them. They are historically significant and can be visited, toured, and admired. Students learn about the historical relevance of specific historical sites and the importance of preserving these sites.... Continue