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Tolstoy House-Museum, Moscow

Ulitsa Lva Tolstogo Dom 21
Moscow
Russia 119021
Tel: 7 499 246 9444
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It's no secret that Russia reveres its writers, and Moscow is full of museums devoted to its most famous authors. In fact, there's an entire genre called house-museums—houses or apartments where venerated cultural figures lived that have been turned into literary shrines. These places are both sacred and, well, homey, windows into the lives of the writers and of another era. For those who can't make the seven-hour trek to Yasnaya Polyana, Leo Tolstoy's legendary estate near Tula, his Moscow house is a worthy alternative. Located on a side street in the center of Moscow, near the Park Kultury metro station, the charming wooden house and grounds look like they're straight out of the countryside. Tolstoy and his huge brood (he had 13 children; 10 of them lived here) called this house home from 1882 to 1901 and it feels like they never left. The house-museum, which has a collection of 6,000 items that belonged to the family, is set up to resemble their home as it appeared in the 1890s, including Tolstoy's study. Concerts and other events are held at the museum.

Open Tuesdays through Sundays 10 am to 4 pm; call ahead, as closing time varies by season. Closed the last Friday of each month.

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