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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
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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Ankeny, Iowa
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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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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 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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Atlanta, United States
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 12, 2014

Nice look at the surroundings that inspired the magic of Tom Sawyer and the wisdom of Huckleberry Finn. The museum did a great job of summarizing the life of Samuel Clemmens

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Oak Grove, Missouri
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 11, 2014

Package tour ticket. Enjoyed this one the most. Had more personal items in home. Some interactive displays and a gift shop. Books also for sale for those who haven't read Samuel Clemens books.

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Nebraska
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 10, 2014

The town has done a nice preservation area around the Mark Twain home and museum. It is very nicely done, and I have been to quite a few museums over the years. It was convenient not to have to worry about traffic in the area, as much of the area was blocked off from traffic. Well done, Hannibal, well done!

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New Prague
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4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 10, 2014

Gladys performed in the Mark Twain Museum, telling one of Twains story's. She brought tears to my eyes. Very good. We enjoyed all the quotes,the Rockwell paintings and displays in each of the homes and shops. There was a lot of great entertainment for a good price.

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Saint Louis, Missouri
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 7, 2014

Nice layout and good information, but I miss the guided tours we took as kids. All the information is on signs, most rooms are encased in plastic...think Smithsonian!

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New York City, New York
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 6, 2014

“Never try to teach a pig to sing: it wastes your time and annoys the pig.” This is my preferred quote from Samuel Clemens: I wish I could always follow it….By the way, “Mark Twain” comes from an old measure of riverboat captains, meaning enough fathoms of water to be safe. Because he had attained the “most desirable position of... More

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Vonore, Tennessee
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 30, 2014

This is a nice stop with lots of information on Twain, his writings, his families, and of Hannibal. There are videos, placards, memorabilia, furniture, buildings, interactive displays. Great variety! Loved the Rockwell drawings in the museum, as well as seeing first edition books. We toured the visitor center, the Twain boyhood home, Becky Thatcher home, Huck Finn Home on a... More

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