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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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Illinois
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62 reviews 62 reviews
22 attraction reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2014 NEW

Don't be expecting anything too amazing with these stops. The best part was how they have staged the houses so you look at them from the outside in. The history is cool but I think they could have done more with the museum.

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Blacksburg, Virginia, United States
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6 reviews 6 reviews
3 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 30, 2014 NEW

I enjoyed every step of between Mark Twain's boyhood home, Huck Finn's house, Becky Thatcher's place, and the law office of Twain's father. The signage and staff make for a pleasant and engaging stroll. I spent nearly 3 hours making my way between the 8 sites included. It's not a far walk, just richly described by a wealth of handsomely... More

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Burlington, Wisconsin
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35 attraction reviews
40 helpful votes 40 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2014 NEW

We decided at the last minute to make a trip to Hannibal on our vacation after spending 5 days in St. Louis. We were very glad that we did! The museums on Mark Twain in Hannibal were all very informative and interesting. It was neat learning about the man Samuel Clemens and his childhood, as well as some of the... More

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Daytona Beach, FL
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25 attraction reviews
27 helpful votes 27 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 23, 2014

Worth the trip to Hannibal. Everything is kept to the Twain era. the area around his boyhood home is no traffic so good for wandering. Very nicely done. Recommend a trip to Hannibal as a must see.

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Texas
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865 reviews 865 reviews
355 attraction reviews
299 helpful votes 299 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2014

Not just a house, but history. The tour takes a little over an hour and well worth the time to see it all. After the tour walk the main street the shops are very interesting.

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Lander, Wyoming
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14 reviews 14 reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 13, 2014

Really enjoyed see the boyhood home and area of Samuel Clemens. So much information and history. Was surprised to see the original Norman Rockwell pictures that pertained to Mark Twain's stories. So beautiful and all the pictures, quotes, paraphernalia from his life were informative of the times. Being right along the river helped with the imagination of his stories as... More

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Harlan, Iowa
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6 reviews 6 reviews
4 attraction reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 12, 2014 via mobile

The exhibits were great. The town area by it was great fun. Lots of stuff to see like shops and so on.

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Oslo, Norway
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7 reviews 7 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 10, 2014

This museum closes at 5 pm, and that is my only complaint. It is a really nice visit, it opens up both the books, the history and the man Samuel Clemens. The museum is small, but interesting, with some really nice features, like quotes and original illustrations. The museum shop was worth a visit as well.

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Verona, Wisconsin
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6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 8, 2014

We had a lovely time in pretty little Hannibal and the museum was fun. We enjoyed learning more about Samuel Clemens' life and seeing where he spent his childhood. In particular, we loved reading his quotes. It inspired me to add Mark Twain books to my reading list, including his 2-volume autobiography. Reading his works would be a pleasant escape... More

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Camdenton, Missouri
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 7, 2014

this is my second trip although many years apart, I think it was expanded since I visited last. Since I love anything historical I really enjoyed it, for children I think it would help if they understood about Mark Twain before visiting. In general we all enjoyed Hannibal very much great river town.

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