We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.
We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.

Mark Twain Boyhood Home and Museum

Certificate of Excellence
Improve this listing
Map
Satellite
Map updates are paused. Zoom in to see updated info.
Reset zoom
Updating Map...
Your filters are still active.
There are no pins in your viewport. Try moving the map or changing your filters.
Sponsored by:
Get directions
Address: 120 North Main, Hjk, Hannibal, MO 63401
Phone Number: 573-221-9010
Website
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!
read more

TripAdvisor Reviewer Highlights

Read all 257 reviews
Visitor rating
  • 117
    Excellent
  • 93
    Very good
  • 39
    Average
  • 6
    Poor
  • 2
    Terrible
Americana

I think it's one of those places everyone should see if they have the opportunity. The museum is very well laid out and the price is right. There is a lighthouse and overlook... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed April 22, 2015
800BarbaraH
,
Lake Worth
Add Photo Write a Review

257 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

Date | Rating
  • English first
  • French first
  • Russian first
  • Any
English first
Lake Worth
Top Contributor
54 reviews 54 reviews
13 attraction reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 22, 2015 NEW

I think it's one of those places everyone should see if they have the opportunity. The museum is very well laid out and the price is right. There is a lighthouse and overlook adjacent to the museum which is well worth the climb.

Was this review helpful? Yes
Greendale
Senior Contributor
21 reviews 21 reviews
7 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 17, 2015

Excellent history museum with exhibits that engage the whole family. Exhibits included several historical buildings, plus a larger, modern museum that includes Norman Rockwell's Huckleberry Finn illustrations.

Was this review helpful? Yes
Indianapolis, Indiana
Senior Contributor
28 reviews 28 reviews
18 attraction reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 17, 2015

Mark Twain is probably the only thing keeping the little town of Hannibal afloat. The boyhood home itself is nothing special---you do a self guided tour looking through a bunch of plexiglass windows. Every room has a cutout of adult Mark Twain as well as some quotes he had. However, no info is really given on what you're looking at.... More 

Was this review helpful? Yes
Bengaluru (Bangalore), India
Top Contributor
341 reviews 341 reviews
127 attraction reviews
140 helpful votes 140 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2015

The two storied structure painted white is located close to the Mississipi river. We purchased entrance tickets and could take our stroller with us from one building to another and parked it near e curio shop to visit the upper floors which were the bedrooms for Mark Twain's parents. The white picket fence of Tom Sawyer's borders the property very... More 

Was this review helpful? Yes
Cedar Rapids, Iowa
Senior Reviewer
7 reviews 7 reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 13, 2015

This tour was fascinating and a great value. We could not believe the admission price also included touring the museum a few blocks away. That museum is amazing and includes a huge variety of artifacts you do not want to miss. They have done a wonderful job of making it interesting for all ages.

Was this review helpful? Yes
Missouri
Top Contributor
54 reviews 54 reviews
28 attraction reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 12, 2015

I have always wanted to go to Hannibal and visit where Mark Twain lived. I enjoyed the whit picket fence. The pictures and the interactive video they provided. Very quaint town.

Was this review helpful? Yes
Green Bay, Wisconsin
Reviewer
5 reviews 5 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 11, 2015

I brought my 3 children with me and they are 11, 7, and 4 and they really enjoyed the facility. It was very cool to walk through the homes and see how they might have looked many years ago. Reading the plaques I learned a lot that I didn't know about Mark Twain. The two gift shops offered items at... More 

Was this review helpful? Yes 1
Bristol, Connecticut
Senior Contributor
38 reviews 38 reviews
13 attraction reviews
32 helpful votes 32 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 8, 2015

We stopped in Hannibal, MO to check out the Mark Twain things...and first on our stop was the boyhood home of the famous author. The museum part is nicely done with a lot of information on Twain's family and childhood. You exit the door and then go over to a reconstruction of what Tom Blankenship's house looked like..he was the... More 

Was this review helpful? Yes 1
Springfield, Illinois
Senior Reviewer
9 reviews 9 reviews
4 attraction reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 7, 2015

Had a great time touring Mark Twain's home and museum. This is a great attraction for kids of all ages. You are transported back to the late 1800's and you can even paint the white washed fence! The museum is filled with fun exhibits about Samuel Clemmons and life on the Mighty Muddy Mississippi!

Was this review helpful? Yes
Waukesha, Wisconsin
Top Contributor
75 reviews 75 reviews
30 attraction reviews
42 helpful votes 42 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 4, 2015

A fascinating trip back into the early life and times of one of America's icons, Mark Twain. Situated in the lovely, quaint, and historic town of Hannibal, MO...and literally right near the banks of the Mississippi River...this is the centerpiece attraction of the town's fascinating history. Informative, interesting, and definitely worth a look, whether you're a Twain fan or simply... More 

Was this review helpful? Yes

Travelers who viewed Mark Twain Boyhood Home and Museum also viewed

 

Been to Mark Twain Boyhood Home and Museum? Share your experiences!

Write a Review Add Photos & Videos

Owners: What's your side of the story?

Register now for free — and start getting automatic notification of new reviews, responding to traveler feedback, adding new photos to your listing and much more.

Manage your listing

Questions & Answers

Here's what previous visitors have asked, with answers from representatives of Mark Twain Boyhood Home and Museum and other visitors
1 question
Ask a question
Missouri

See all questions (1)

Questions? Get answers from Mark Twain Boyhood Home and Museum staff and past visitors.
Posting guidelines
Typical questions asked:
  • Do I have to buy a ticket for my infant?
  • How do I get there using public transportation?
  • Is there a restaurant or café onsite?