With only a few days to spend in Connecticut; the top item on my list was to visit the home of Samuel Langhorne Clemens, aka Mark Twain: the greatest humorist the United States has produced. I have long felt an affinity to his work. He would definitely be on my list of 5 people to bring back from the dead for dinner.
“The Vagabond Instinct was strong in me”. “All I do know or feel, is, that I am wild with impatience to move-move–Move! Curse the endless delays! I wish I never had to stop anywhere a month.”
-Letter from Samuel Clemens to his mother
and family, June 1, 1867
The Mark Twain House & Museum has restored the author’s Hartford, Connecticut, home, where the author and his family lived from 1874 to 1891. Twain wrote his most important works during the years he lived there, including Adventures of Huckleberry Finn, The Adventures of Tom Sawyer, and A Connecticut Yankee in King Arthur’s Court.
Fun Fact: Twain was born shortly after an appearance of Halley’s comet and he predicted that he would “go out with it” as well, dying the day after the comet made its closest approach to Earth.