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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 14 attractions in Hannibal
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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North, VA
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211 reviews 211 reviews
70 attraction reviews
66 helpful votes 66 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 21, 2014 NEW via mobile

The museum and house are very nicely done. There are multiple houses on the one ticket. We spent about 2 hours to tour all the sites. The town is very quaint and I would suggest allow some time to walk around. Food at Java Jive is highly recommended.

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Omaha, Nebraska, United States
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14 reviews 14 reviews
6 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 19, 2014 NEW

Son really interested in all of the museum, touing the homes and seeing how Mark Twain lived. Going to get a couple of his books to have him read to see how MT wrote about his friends who became characters in his book.

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Kechi, Kansas
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10 attraction reviews
24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 13, 2014

For the Mark Twain fan this is a treasure trove. We especially liked the Norman Rockwell originals in the Museum. Hannibal is a nice little town. Only wish we had more time to spent walking the shops.

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Eden Prairie, Minnesota
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3 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 13, 2014

You can't visit Hannibal and not go to Mark Twain's boyhood home! The highlight for our family wasn't so much the inside, but the fence and the street in front that doesn't allow vehicle traffic - it was a great place for the kids to run around after walking through the homes.

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Rochester, Minnesota
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26 reviews 26 reviews
10 attraction reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 8, 2014

This is a really fun place to visit and anyone who has enjoyed Twain books will enjoy the background. However, Hannibal for a city that seems to love tourism creates a problem for people driving through on Hwy 61. It seems like they have created a speed trap with numerous speed changes that catch people by surprise and don't seem... More

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Madera, California
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15 reviews 15 reviews
5 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 23, 2014

Mark Twain lovers are going to be in heaven here. Of all the places to visit regarding Mark Twain and his books about Tom Sawyer and Huck Finn I cannot think of a better fact packed place. Hannibal is a friendly town that revolves around the Mark Twain culture. For a great picnic drive to Riverview Park. A family could... More

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Hiawatha, Iowa
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29 reviews 29 reviews
11 attraction reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 15, 2014

Excellent exhibits. Easy to navigate. Contains many original artifacts. Good for all ages. We visited all of the stops as part of a package ticket. This is the best way to go, most economical,

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Madison, Wisconsin
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72 reviews 72 reviews
11 attraction reviews
56 helpful votes 56 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 29, 2013

This whole part of town is just great Americana with old town streets, stores, and restaurants and Mark Twain-related spots dispersed throughout. The Mark Twain museum is broken up into several parts including his boyhood home and a museum with sections related to each of his books. I'd recommend reading one of his books right before coming so the exhibits... More

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Glendale, Arizona
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201 reviews 201 reviews
63 attraction reviews
106 helpful votes 106 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 28, 2013

I thoroughly enjoyed this one. I love Twain's wittiness and way of talkin'. It was so well planned out, helpful staff. Self-tour you see so much history in small space. Don't have to have acres of ground to get value and feel the history. The gift shop is pleasant and enough. The other homes were okay. I liked the pedestrian... More

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Hattiesburg, Mississippi
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201 reviews 201 reviews
51 attraction reviews
133 helpful votes 133 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 18, 2013

Worth stopping by to see. Like who isn't a Mark Twain fan in one way or another? I suppose during the height of tourist season there is a tour, etc. Otherwise, Like most every little nowhere town, there is so much important stuff that needs renovation. This tourist trap stuff gets people coming to old downtown to drop a buck... More

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