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The Harriet Beecher Stowe House

2950 Gilbert Avenue, Cincinnati, OH 45206, USA

The Harriet Beecher Stowe House was built by Lane Seminary in 1833 to serve as the residence of that institution's president. Harriet Beecher Stowe moved to Cincinnati from Connecticut in 1832 with her father, Dr. Lyman Beecher, who had been appointed president of the seminary. During her stay in Cincinnati, she learned of the evils of slavery and later expressed it through her book Uncle Tom's Cabin. The Cincinnati Citizens Committee on Youth has restored the Stowe House. The Ohio Historical Society and the city of Cincinnati funded recent renovations.


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From I-71 south take William Howard Taft exit; turn right onto Reading Road; travel north to Martin Luther King Jr. Drive; turn right onto Gilbert Avenue; house is located on the corner of Gilbert and King Drive.

Visitor Services

Rest rooms, gift shop, tours.

Regular Events

Fourth Sun. evening of the month, open house and programs.

Available Interpretation

Guided Tours during open hours. Groups must book in advance. There is a fee for tours/groups during days/times the site is not open to the public.

Plan Your Visit

Admission Fee

Free, donations accepted.


May-Labor Day, Tuesday-Thrusday and Saturday 10:00 A.M.-3:00 P.M.; Labor Day-November, Tues-Wednesday and first Saturday of the month, 11:00 A.M.-3:00 P.M.; December-April, Saturday 11:00 A.M.-3:00 P.M.



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