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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 20 Attractions in Hannibal
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Historic Sites, Museums
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, Museums
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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Winnipeg, Canada
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20 reviews 20 reviews
13 attraction reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 17, 2014 NEW

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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5 reviews 5 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 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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West Coast
2 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
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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Las Vegas
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6 reviews 6 reviews
3 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 10, 2014

The museum was amazing the way they preserved history within the walls of all the buildings. It is something I won't forget. It was well worth the cost to see it.

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St. Louis
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5 reviews 5 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 4, 2014

Used a buy one get one free coupon for this tour. Was very informative and cool to look at. Go on a nice day so you can walk the downtown right after visiting.

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Vandalia, Illinois
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5 reviews 5 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 31, 2014

It was interesting to learn about Mark Twain and his family. Didn't have any dislikes or likes about it.

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Wichita, Kansas
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10 reviews 10 reviews
5 attraction reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 23, 2014

I enjoyed this. The museum had a lot of interesting facts about Twain, and the house is set up very nice. It would be better if people were dressed up and would describe the different rooms, but there are signs to help you out.

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Ankeny, Iowa
2 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 14, 2014

Fun to visit the home of Mark Twain. Would have liked it a little more better if it would have been a guided tour...but would still recommend.

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Omaha, Nebraska
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9 reviews 9 reviews
5 attraction reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 13, 2014

Having read the book a a few times this was a fun stop. I was surprised to see so many young pepople and kids here. I thought the world stopped read Sam Clemens. This home was a good bit more interesting and educational than I had expected.

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Olathe, Kansas
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4 reviews 4 reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 13, 2014

Lots of things to see, all within a short walking distance. Lots of Mark Twain's personal items in the museum.

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