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Mark Twain Boyhood Home and Museum

120 North Main, Hjk, Hannibal, MO 63401
573-221-9010
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Ranked #4 of 17 Attractions in Hannibal
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Historic Sites
Owner description: Visit the Mark Twain Boyhood Home & Museum and learn how a small boy from Hannibal became America's most beloved author! Experience interactive... more » Owner description: Visit the Mark Twain Boyhood Home & Museum and learn how a small boy from Hannibal became America's most beloved author! Experience interactive exhibits, live performances, original Norman Rockwell paintings, treasured Clemens family artifacts, Twain memorabilia and historic properties! The Mark Twain Boyhood Home is a National Historic Landmark. Don't sneak away from Hannibal until you've visited! « less
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Paso Robles, California
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22 reviews 22 reviews
12 attraction reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 13, 2014 NEW

This is not for handicapped or those who may have problems with stairs. There are alternatives offered. While most of this is reading it is still fun to put substance to the Twain stories. Found his Huck Finn real life boyhood friend the most interesting. And then there is the real Beck Thatcher background. Fun to put it all together.

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Omaha, Nebraska
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11 reviews 11 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 11, 2014 NEW

We checked out the museum because we were traveling through the area. I would not go out of my way to see it again, but I could see that it could be fun for families to stop for a few minutes while they are passing through.

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Lake Saint Louis, Missouri
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61 reviews 61 reviews
19 attraction reviews
37 helpful votes 37 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 8, 2014

It was fun to read and learn more about Mark Twain's life. Not very accessible since there are narrow steps. The museum is the most interesting but the homes were good to see as well.

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Raymore, Missouri
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21 reviews 21 reviews
11 attraction reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 8, 2014

The new museum (there is one listed as the "old" MT museum) is up to date, taking the tourists through venues filled with large captions, pictures, props and videos depicting and illustrating Twain's different writings. The tourist will gain an idea of the main themes of Twain's different writings and also walk away with a pretty thorough overview of Twain's... More

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Staines, United Kingdom
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34 reviews 34 reviews
13 attraction reviews
24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 7, 2014

Visited as part of an American Heartland road trip from Florida with my wife who is a Twain fan. I can associate myself with some of Twain's feelings, especially the religious ones, so I was happy to tag along. By the way... for those readers who may not be enlightened, Mark Twain was the pen name for a Gentleman called... More

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Missouri
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83 reviews 83 reviews
24 attraction reviews
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 7, 2014

The museum was very nice. The buildings complex with Mark Twain home, Becky Thatcher home, etc. appears to be in the final stages of an effort to make them more accessible to visitors.

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3 attraction reviews
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 6, 2014

It was very informative and neat to see once. The houses are small and there's not a lot to look at. There are a lot of plaques with info you can read but the kids bored of it quickly. Beck Thatcher's house was boring. I just liked looking at an old historical house. The price was very reasonable and I... More

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Minneapolis, Minnesota, United States
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24 reviews 24 reviews
8 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 5, 2014

The boyhood home was nicely set up, but the museum really shined. The exhibits brought that time in history to life.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 3, 2014 via mobile

Very nice little but big enough town with a lot of history behind it.Has a lot of stuff to see and do. Especially if you are interested in Mark Twain.

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Victoria, Canada
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3 reviews 3 reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2014

For history buffs, it's well worth the journey. Go beyond the main displays and see the inside of the house, it's fascinating.

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