Come Visit Before the Season is Over
Open weekends through November 19, 2017
Fridays, Saturdays, Sundays
Noon - 4 p.m.
Guided tours 12:15, 1:15, 2:15, 3:15
I-71 Southbound Ramp to MLK Blvd. now open!
Turn left off ramp, cross over interstate, right at the next light (Gilbert). You're here! Parking in rear.
Admission: $4 for adults, $2 for children ages 6-18,
children 5 and under are free.
CLOSED for regular admission:
Also closed all Federal Holidays.
Group visits by appointment are available throughout
the year by calling:
2950 Gilbert Ave.
Cincinnati, Ohio 45206
Please join us to learn about Harriet Beecher-Stowe, the Beecher Family
and their impact on Cincinnati and beyond.
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.) It is easily accessible from I-71.
There is a parking lot and additional off-street parking across the street at Gilbert & Beecher, at the African-American Chamber of Commerce.
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 (Fare is $1.75 for adults).
Cincinnati Metro Bus Route 4 also stops in front of the House.
Educational Center Now Open
The Harriet Beecher Stowe House is pleased to announce the opening of their new Hattie and Eliza Stowe Educational Center. Activities for children visiting the historic house include fan making, stenciling, writing with a simulated quill and ink, practice with a slate and chalk, and 19th century toys. The center also includes books for kids and their parents/grandparents to read while visiting. The center is part of an initiative through the House to provide more educational programming for kids. It is named in honor of Harriet Beecher Stowe’s two oldest children, twins who were born in the house, September 1836.
"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
Beecher Stowe House Featured:
Read the article about the Harriet Beecher Stowe House in the October edition of AEQUI.
National Trust for Historic Preservation. has featured us with “Activists’ Homes That Are Now Centers of Advocacy.”
Harriet is in the company of other great activists like Carter G. Woodson, Alice Paul, and Cesar Chavez.
Watch the video produced by the Tennis Channel for the Western Southern Open:
Join Us for Our Fall Book Discussion Series: Visiting Uncle Tom's Cabin
Discussions led by John Getz, PhD
Professor Emeritus, English Department, Xavier University
House open for tours at 6:00 pm
Discussion at 7:00 pm
Join us for one session or all!
Free and open to the public
Wednesday, November 15:
“Small House of Uncle Thomas”: "Tom Shows" on Stage from Stowe’s Time to The King and I
(suggested reading – chapters 14-16, 20, 22, 24-27)
Wednesday, December 13:
“Uncle Tom”: From Stowe’s Character to a Modern Insult
Dr. Tyrone Williams, Professor of English, Xavier University, discussion co-leader
(suggested reading – chapters 28, 33, 38, 40-41)
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.
Harriet Beecher Stowe House is proudly an
Ohio History Connection site.
2950 Gilbert Ave., Cincinnati, OH 45206 email@example.com 513-751-0651 800-847-6075