Closed for the Season.
House is open for special events and group tours by appointment.
2950 Gilbert Avenue
Cincinnati, OH 45206
513-751-0651 800-847-6507 firstname.lastname@example.org
Museum Hours begin again March 2, 2018.
Friday 10 am - 4 pm
Saturday 10 am - 4 pm
Sunday 12 pm - 4 pm
We are planning to expand hours for 2018.
Check back in late February for details.
Admission: $4 for adults, $2 for children ages 6-18
children 5 and under are free.
Friends of Harriet Beecher Stowe House members and Ohio History Connection members are free
The house is located at the corner of Martin Luther King Drive and Gilbert Avenue (State Route 3 and US Route 22) in the historic Walnut Hills Neighborhood of Cincinnati (Hamilton County, Ohio.)
I-71 Ramps to Martin Luther King Blvd. now open!
Turn left off ramp, right on Gilbert. You're here! Parking in rear.
Cincinnati Metro Bus Route 1 stops in front of the House and also stops at the Cincinnati Art Museum, Cincinnati Zoo, and other downtown attractions
Cincinnati Metro Bus Route 4 also stops in front of the House.
(Fare is $1.75 for adults).
About the Harriet Beecher Stowe House
The Harriet Beecher Stowe House is operated as an historical and cultural site focusing on Harriet Beecher Stowe, author of Uncle Tom's Cabin. The site also includes a look into the family, friends, and colleagues of the Beecher-Stowe family and the Lane Seminary.
The abolitionist, civil and human rights, and Underground Railroad movements in which these historical figures participated in the 1830's to 1860's, as well as African-American history related to these movements, are a special focus of the House.
The Stowe House offers cultural events, programming, and tours. The house and grounds are also available to groups for rental for meetings and special events.
Please visit our Bookstore featuring many versions of Uncle Tom's Cabin, other historically based books, books by local authors, and more!
The adjoining grounds are maintained by the Cincinnati Park Board.
Parking lot and street parking available. Additional off-street parking as needed at the adjacent African-American Chamber of Commerce.
Accessible ramp at parking lot. Please note: currently the 2nd floor of the House is only accessible by stairs.
"The object of these sketches is to awaken sympathy and feeling for the African race, as they exist among us; to show their wrongs and sorrows, under a system so necessarily cruel and unjust as to defeat and do away the good effects of all that can be attempted for them, by their best friends, under it."
--Harriet Beecher Stowe Author's preface from Uncle Tom's Cabin
Tour Guide Training Sessions
Are you a modern day abolitionist? Do you love telling stories about freedom and agency? Ever thought about being a docent at a historic site? Join us!
Attend one or more of the following:
Saturday February 17th 11 am - 1 pm
Saturday February 24th 11 am - 1 pm
Wednesday February 28th 6 - 8 pm
Contact Christina with questions:
Help bring this important film to life!
Sons & Daughters of Thunder
The unforgettable true story of the beginning of the end of slavery in America
A message from our friends at Fourth Wall Films:
Help us tell this remarkable but forgotten chapter of American history! We are in the final stage of post-production (editing) on "Sons & Daughters of Thunder", a docudrama based on a true story about abolitionists Theodore Weld and a young Harriet Beecher. Mid-Am Emmy® nominated and award-winning filmmakers Kelly & Tammy Rundle of Fourth Wall Films anticipate the release of the film in late 2018. Your generous donation will fund final editing fees, music licensing & minor visual effects work.
Interested in bringing your school class or youth group to the Beecher Stowe House? We offer standards-based tours and programs for all grade levels.
Contact the Site Manager to learn about our different educational programs.
Announcing Our Spring Discussion Series - Visiting Uncle Tom's Cabin:
Stowe and Friends
Discussions led by John Getz, PhD
Professor Emeritus, English Department, Xavier University
1st Wednesday of the Month
House Opens for Tours at 6 pm
Discussion begins at 7 pm
Free and open to the public
Wednesday, February 7, with co-leader John Douglass:
Frederick Douglass before Uncle Tom’s Cabin: How Douglass, especially through his Narrative of the Life of Frederick Douglass, may have influenced Stowe’s novel.
Suggested reading: Frederick Douglass, Narrative of the Life of Frederick Douglass, an American Slave (1845), especially chapters 1-3, 6-8, and 10-11.
For information on additional dates - see our Events Page
2950 Gilbert Ave., Cincinnati, OH 45206 email@example.com 513-751-0651 800-847-6075