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Mark Twain Boyhood Home and Museum

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Address: 120 North Main, Hjk, Hannibal, MO 63401
Phone Number: 573-221-9010
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Description: Visit the Mark Twain Boyhood Home & Museum and learn how a small boy from...
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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Wait till all kids have read Tom Sawyer

I have three girls 6,8,10. The eldest was the only one to have read "The adventures of Tom Sawyer" so she was the only one of the three that enjoyed it. If it wasn't for the fact... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed July 16, 2015
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Los Angeles, California
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26 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2015 NEW

The museum is very nicely laid out as a timeline of Mark Twain's life which was rather amazing when seen laid out like that. It continues on to a walking tour of Mark Twain's boyhood home and Becky Thatchers and relates all the similarities between Mark Twain and Tom Sawyer. Really interesting and made me interested in reading Twain again.... More 

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Olathe, Kansas
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2015 NEW

A great deal! Lots to see and Twain's ability to paint with words is evident throughout this town! We were enchanted by this storybook town and would love to see it thrive.

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Edmond
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4 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2015

Cute wayside stop. Downtown area is period-accurate. Quite a bit to do if you like tourist-y stuff. Nice park area and right on the Mississippi River.

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Springfield, Missouri
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 19, 2015

The Mark Twain Boyhood Home and Museum is an absolute MUST for anyone visiting Hannibal, MO! The museum is full of artifacts and history that will please any history buff!

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San Diego, California
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 16, 2015

I have three girls 6,8,10. The eldest was the only one to have read "The adventures of Tom Sawyer" so she was the only one of the three that enjoyed it. If it wasn't for the fact that I had promised everyone ice cream at the small ice cream/general store around the corner ... I'm not sure if the other... More 

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Joplin, Missouri
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 15, 2015

The experience was good, but it is not one I would repeat. The self-guided tour was fine, and we got to tour Twain's boyhood home, the "Huck Finn" and "Becky Thatcher" houses too. But there just wasn't much there. The little museum was interesting because it highlighted some of Samuel Clemons' life, but everything and everyone seemed tired. You really... More 

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Little Rock, Arkansas
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 15, 2015

The whole village area for Mark Twain/Samuel Clemens was amazing. Loved the author and his stories all my life but this was fun and informative. Specifically thanks to the young lady in the gift store who went to her CAR to find me a safety pin for my shirt and not finding one she went to Becky Thatcher's house and... More 

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Springfield, Illinois
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 13, 2015

This was fun to see once. My kids of 10 and 16 were not as interested. It was raining and many of the viewing areas did not allow enough room for everyone to get out of the rain.

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Madison, Wisconsin
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 10, 2015

I enjoyed seeing pictures and artifacts from Twain's life. I liked how much information was in Twain's own words.

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Decatur, Illinois
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 9, 2015

The tour was definitely the right price and you got plenty to see and read. If you've read the Tom Sawyer books, it all makes sense. It includes about 8 or nine places and takes awhile to get through.

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Address: 120 North Main, Hjk, Hannibal, MO 63401
Phone Number: 573-221-9010
Location: United States  >  Missouri (MO)  >  Hannibal

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