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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 18 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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Knoxville, Tennessee
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80 reviews 80 reviews
19 attraction reviews
46 helpful votes 46 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 29, 2014 NEW

This museum, book and souvenir store have all of the information you ever would need to learn about Mark Twain. A definite must stop when in the area.

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Broken Arrow, Oklahoma
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31 reviews 31 reviews
9 attraction reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 28, 2014 NEW

Don't miss the third floor. There are original Norman Rockwell paintings of Mark Twain's stories. Rockwell actually came to Hannibal to make these paintings accurate. He is the master artist of Americana, and he certainly captured the fun parts of Twain's books. On the second floor is a great view of the Mississippi River, where you can pretend you are... More

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North Brookfield, Massachusetts, United States
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8 reviews 8 reviews
3 attraction reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 28, 2014 NEW

My wife and I both have enjoyed Mark Twain all our lives, so it is no surprise that we enjoyed this immensely. You do learn a lot about how Samuel Clemens used real people and incidents from his life to write his novels. In addition to seeing his boyhood home and the Becky Thatcher house, you also get to see... More

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Vancouver, Canada
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160 reviews 160 reviews
77 attraction reviews
120 helpful votes 120 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 24, 2014 NEW

We only gave this two hours and needed another hour to fully appreciate what mark twain lived through and accomplished. The museum was very well presented and interesting and the houses really give you an idea of life in the 1850's. It is a great place to imagine small town life in America - or to relive some of your... More

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Paso Robles, California
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27 reviews 27 reviews
16 attraction reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 13, 2014

This is not for handicapped or those who may have problems with stairs. There are alternatives offered. While most of this is reading it is still fun to put substance to the Twain stories. Found his Huck Finn real life boyhood friend the most interesting. And then there is the real Beck Thatcher background. Fun to put it all together.

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Omaha, Nebraska
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13 reviews 13 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 11, 2014

We checked out the museum because we were traveling through the area. I would not go out of my way to see it again, but I could see that it could be fun for families to stop for a few minutes while they are passing through.

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Lake Saint Louis, Missouri
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61 reviews 61 reviews
19 attraction reviews
37 helpful votes 37 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 8, 2014

It was fun to read and learn more about Mark Twain's life. Not very accessible since there are narrow steps. The museum is the most interesting but the homes were good to see as well.

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Raymore, Missouri
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21 reviews 21 reviews
11 attraction reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 8, 2014

The new museum (there is one listed as the "old" MT museum) is up to date, taking the tourists through venues filled with large captions, pictures, props and videos depicting and illustrating Twain's different writings. The tourist will gain an idea of the main themes of Twain's different writings and also walk away with a pretty thorough overview of Twain's... More

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Staines, United Kingdom
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45 reviews 45 reviews
22 attraction reviews
33 helpful votes 33 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 7, 2014

Visited as part of an American Heartland road trip from Florida with my wife who is a Twain fan. I can associate myself with some of Twain's feelings, especially the religious ones, so I was happy to tag along. By the way... for those readers who may not be enlightened, Mark Twain was the pen name for a Gentleman called... More

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Missouri
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85 reviews 85 reviews
26 attraction reviews
25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 7, 2014

The museum was very nice. The buildings complex with Mark Twain home, Becky Thatcher home, etc. appears to be in the final stages of an effort to make them more accessible to visitors.

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