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Mark Twain Boyhood Home and Museum

Address: 120 North Main, Hjk, Hannibal, MO 63401
Phone Number: 573-221-9010
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Ranked #4 of 20 things to do in Hannibal
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Historic sites, Sights & Landmarks
Owner description: Visit the Mark Twain Boyhood Home & Museum and learn how a small boy from Hannibal became America's...
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Type: Historic sites, Sights & Landmarks
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!

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Lanett, Alabama
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3 reviews 3 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 13, 2015

We really enjoyed the Museum in Hannibal,MO. Take the time to wander downtown. Lots of interesting history.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 2, 2015

My wife and I stopped here on our way home. Only the main building is open during the winter, so we didn't see the other buildings surrounding the main museum building. We were there over an hour and were the only ones there. It was a neat place and well worth the stop. My wife liked the gift shop too.... More 

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Melissa C, Manager at Mark Twain Boyhood Home and Museum, responded to this review

The Mark Twain Boyhood Home & Museum's winter hours are 10:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. daily. Due to weather conditions on February 2, some of the museum properties were closed. Thank you for stopping by our museum gallery. More 

Florissant, Missouri
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39 reviews 39 reviews
11 attraction reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 19, 2015

A little pricey for a self guided tour but very informational. You get to go through 4 homes. would like to see more interactive things on this tour.

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Le Sueur, Minnesota
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37 reviews 37 reviews
11 attraction reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 13, 2015

though it was very cold when we were there and some of the bldgs were not heated it was well worth the walk through tour; I'm sure in summer one can more through at a slower pace and enjoy the outdoor gardens, but we just zipped through; may return in summer or early fall.

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Cedar Rapids, Iowa
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21 attraction reviews
49 helpful votes 49 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 7, 2015

We purchased a year pass for our family and we spend a day in Hannibal. We visited the museum and the exhibits are really well done, organized and informative. There is a lot to read and for kids, several areas where they can interact "being in shoes of the book's characters" like painting the fence or walking inside the cave,... More 

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Chicago
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12 reviews 12 reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 29, 2014

Exhibits are well done and perfect for history buffs. The hands on quality for kids is a bit understated but then, kids aren't reading Mark Twain these days, anyway.

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Shanghai
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116 helpful votes 116 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 28, 2014 via mobile

Totally worth seeing if you have read the books and like history. Very interesting and a pretty cool to stand where Mark Twain found inspiration.

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Winnipeg, Canada
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 17, 2014

It is very good to visit the boyhood home of Mark Twain, the great American writer. I think it is good for once though.

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East Berlin, Pennsylvania, United States
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7 reviews 7 reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 5, 2014

American history is preserved and presented in a true, uncensored manner that is sensitive at the same time. This is an excellent place for children to learn about the recent past in a way that is both fun, and very educational. My grandchildren, ages 7, 10, and 13 were only slightly interested in Tom Sawyer and Huck Finn and went... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 20, 2014

Since I would just be echoing the accolades of the Mark Twain Museum given in the other reviews, I will state that all of this is possible because of exemplary staff, volunteers, contributors and donors who love this museum in this small river town of Hannibal. As a donor, I am treated right and professionally. The conduct of the director... More 

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