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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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Who doesn't like Mark Twain?

On a vacation to Nebraska, we decided to make a detour to stop in Hannibal, Missouri to visit this museum and to see Mark Twain's boyhood home. We found the museum to be very... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed August 22, 2015
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Munakata, Japan
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2015 NEW

Growing up with the stories of Mark Twain, it was such a unique opportunity to see his boyhood home when he was known as Samuel Clemens. The design of the house and neighborhood is well done, allowing visitors to see his home, Becky's home and Huck's cottage.

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Poplar Bluff, Missouri
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2015 NEW

I love the old paved street .all the twain sites were interesting .I loved touring the buildings fun was had by both of us

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Westfield, Indiana
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2015 NEW

There was not much to dislike. I am a fan of Mark Twain so I enjoyed all aspects of the museum. I learned much about Mark Twain and his family.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2015 NEW

My friends and I loved walking though the Mark Twain Boyhood Home and Museum! Be warned, there is a lot of reading, but the things that are written on the walls are so interesting to read! My friends and I were more excited, however, to walk through the house! All the attention to detail in the house was fun to... More 

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Fort Worth, Texas
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 22, 2015 NEW

Let me warn you first so you will be prepared. We started at Mark Twain's home first and when you pay you should receive a yellow ticket that will get you entrance to Becky Thatcher's home, Museum gallery, Grant's drug store and more. I wasn't aware of this and didn't get my ticket so was in a panic mode when... More 

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Hannibal, Missouri
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 22, 2015 NEW

On a vacation to Nebraska, we decided to make a detour to stop in Hannibal, Missouri to visit this museum and to see Mark Twain's boyhood home. We found the museum to be very interesting, the staff was very friendly and informative, and the woman story teller told a very compelling's tale about life as a black woman in Mark... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 20, 2015

Our family of five, children ages 7, 10 and 13, overall enjoyed this multi-building museum. For our younger two kids, they did not like all of the reading involved. Their favorite part was the interactive portion of the gallery. We enjoyed getting to know Samuel Clemens' life and understand the background of his characters better. The photo ops were great,... More 

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Olympia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2015

Wow! It was amazing to finally realize how much of himself and his boyhood friends Samuel Clemens put into his stories. His home is pretty sweet...with nicely done displays in nearly every room. You'll think TOM SAWYER, and remember whitewashing scene, Huck Finn and Becky Thatcher without blinking.

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Advance, North Carolina
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 18, 2015

Nice half day is all you need but a very nice tour of his boyhood home, the Huck Finn house and all the Norman Rockwell prints

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Kearney, Missouri
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 17, 2015

The ticket for Mark Twain's Boyhood home also includes many other places such as Becky Thatcher's house and the Mark Twain Museum. Loved the Twain sayings on T shirts and magnets in the gift shop. The home was interesting filled with short excerpts from Tom Sawyer where Twain talked about the house and the home was filled with furnishings of... More 

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