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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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Visit the Mark Twain Boyhood Home & Museum and learn how a small boy...

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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Mississippi in flood

We crossed the "Father of Waters" at Hannibal because of the serious flooding further south, but even here the water was close to the edge of the railroad bridge downstream, and... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed 1 week ago
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Rainier, Oregon
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

We spent the night in Hannibal to visit and do multiple things. We stopped and got our map and tickets. Saw the various home, etc... We didn't spend an extended amount of time touring the Boyhood Home and Museum, but a larger fan of Mark Twain could definitely spend an extended amount of time here.

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Rainier, Oregon
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

We crossed the "Father of Waters" at Hannibal because of the serious flooding further south, but even here the water was close to the edge of the railroad bridge downstream, and all of the floodplains were awash. Very impressive to see the power of water, and it made Twain's writings even more plangent. We spent some time at the museum... More 

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Raleigh, North Carolina
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Mark Twain obviously had a great imagination. The tour of his boyhood home and all surrounding properties was quite helpful to see the context of his writing. Learning about his family and childhood were enlightening. The museum itself was a welcome upgrade from 24 years ago when it was one room. There was quite a bit of things to view,... More 

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Minneapolis, Minnesota
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We made an unplanned stop here recently. It was a cold January day but the boyhood home and museum was open. We had two tweens with us and all four of us enjoyed it. My only complaint with places like this is that our kids always want to what is actually real and this one was not real clear what... More 

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Lafayette, Indiana
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I have always enjoyed Mark Twain's stories, wit and humor. Hannibal, MO is centered around Twain's life and Tom's and Becky's homes are all located next to each other and most of the attractions are with in easy walking distance. It's interesting reading and seeing all the displays of photos and items connected with Twain and learning how his life... More 

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Cameron, Missouri
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 30, 2015 via mobile

My daughters' and I read the books and watched the movie before we took the trip to Hannibal. Very fun experience!! I highly recommend doing this. My daughter's were 8 and 9 at the time they really enjoyed it. Many photo opportunities. Very informative exhibits, great way to teach your kids about simpler times. Many fun things to do in... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 16, 2015

We planned a quick weekend in Hannibal. The reviews on TA helped us plan out some must-sees while there. Glad we took part in touring this complex. We were unable to see everything in Hannibal that we wanted to so are planning a return. This complex really helped to understand what Sam came from and how progressive thinking his mother... More 

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Montgomery, AL
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 6, 2015

This is Mark Twain in the context of the 19th century: the Mississippi River, Main Street, and historic houses and sites!!

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Hernando, Florida
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 2, 2015

Interesting museum with actual quotes from Mark Twain's autobiography about his boyhood in Hannibal. Ticket includes his home and the homes of "Becky Thatcher" and "Huck Finn" as well as a museum containing the Norman Rockwell original paintings for illustrating editions of Tom Sawyer and Huck FInn books (awesome).

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 29, 2015

This is your starting spot if you are visiting Hannibal for the Mark Twain history. The price is reasonable and if you wish to get into the museum and Betty Thatcher's and Huck Finns home the admission handles all of it. The home is average it is more about the man who lived here. My wife is the reader but... More 

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