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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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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!
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Fantastic Historical Site

This place is spotless. There is a gift shop and a museum inside. Outside the grounds are clean and we'll done. There are books and quotes, and a lot of other small details that... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed May 19, 2015
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West Central Illinois
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West Central Illinois
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91 reviews 91 reviews
12 attraction reviews
36 helpful votes 36 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2015 NEW

This place is spotless. There is a gift shop and a museum inside. Outside the grounds are clean and we'll done. There are books and quotes, and a lot of other small details that might be overlooked.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 18, 2015 NEW

This is very well preserved piece of history, and the town of Hannibal has done an admirable job of keeping the memory of Samuel Clemens/Mark Twain alive, as well as the many characters from the pages of his books that were born in the small river town.

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Missoula, Montana
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 15, 2015 NEW

I assume this is why most tourists come to Hannibal, but it can't be missed. I especially enjoyed the Interpretive Center with the quotes from Twain's autobiography about his family and his youth. The city is to be congratulated for the planning and work that went into the restoration and presentation of the series of buildings. We were happy to... More 

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Missouri
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25 reviews 25 reviews
11 attraction reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 7, 2015

found this to be very interesting, lots of things to look at, admission grants you to the museum, house and other buildings

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Nolensville, TN
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43 reviews 43 reviews
4 attraction reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 5, 2015

Lots to see and enjoy, well laid out, very informative - great picture spots, gift shop had lots of unique items, friendly staff.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 1, 2015

It was fun walking through Mark Twain's childhood home. The video in the main museum was informative, and great place to rest your feet. Walking through the home reminded me of my great-grandparents home, great to reminisce. Gift shop had a wonderful selection of Mark Twain's books, many of which I was unaware of and have since added to my... More 

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Illinois
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19 reviews 19 reviews
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11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 28, 2015

Worth your time and the few dollars. Its where Mark Twian (Samuel Clemens) grew up. His home, his neighbors, his father's business. It's history.

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Queen Creek, Arizona
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43 attraction reviews
111 helpful votes 111 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 26, 2015

We spent a good part of the day at the Mark Twain Boyhood Home and Museum. There is a 1-1/2 hour film to watch, which is a documentary. It's worth watching. (The film is not shown in a viewing room and there only 2 benches - one bench has back support- for 4 people to sit, so if you get... More 

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Lake Worth
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85 reviews 85 reviews
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46 helpful votes 46 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 22, 2015

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.

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Greendale
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21 reviews 21 reviews
7 attraction reviews
7 helpful votes 7 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.

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