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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 15 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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Noble, Oklahoma
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20 reviews 20 reviews
15 attraction reviews
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 25, 2014 NEW

I can remember thinking this was so neat when I was 10, but it has not aged well. The actual museum was kind of neat, but the other buildings were a little disappointing.

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Linn Creek, Missouri
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20 reviews 20 reviews
8 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 25, 2014 NEW

alot of properties are included in your price neat to see the history, was hoping for a little more in museum. Story teller was awesome. people were very friendly, knowledgeable , and helpful.

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Billings, Missouri
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22 reviews 22 reviews
4 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2014 NEW

The people at the several sites were very helpful and friendly. The exhibits themselves were full of information and history. This is great for the literature or history buff.

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Kansas City, United States
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6 reviews 6 reviews
3 attraction reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2014 NEW

We totally enjoyed our visit. The amount of history and the introduction of all the real characters and places that inspired the characters is a must for Twain fans. The total experience of Hannibal is awesome.

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Maple Grove, Minnesota
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48 reviews 48 reviews
15 attraction reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2014 NEW

The interpretive center itself is a bit lacking. There are very historical objects, yet there is plenty to read about the life and times of Samuel Clemens and his family. The Mark Twain boyhood home is very well preserved and is well presented. The area just in front of the house has other historical buildings from the period, including Clemen's... More

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Clementon, United States
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7 reviews 7 reviews
3 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 18, 2014

Self guided tour so you can set your own pace and spend as little or as much time as you want. However, there are enough people around to ask questions. Interesting and worth the trip.

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South Windsor, Connecticut
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22 reviews 22 reviews
5 attraction reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 16, 2014

This museum was a must see for me because I am from Connecticut and have been to the Mark Twain House in Hartford many times. I wanted to see his boyhood location. It did not disappoint. I started in the museum and read the history of his family and his many tragedies as a child. I walked through his boyhood... More

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McKinney, Texas
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79 reviews 79 reviews
27 attraction reviews
28 helpful votes 28 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 9, 2014

This is one of the boyhood homes of Samuel L. Clements (Mark Twain) and was the place which was the most influential in his writings. You can see many of his personal artifacts including hid writing desk and chair which is housed at the museum. His boyhood home, a reproduction of his friend, Huck Finn and home of Becky Thatcher... More

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Bloomington, Illinois
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82 reviews 82 reviews
25 attraction reviews
32 helpful votes 32 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 6, 2014

Hannibal's favorite son provides interesting, historical information to help you learn about living in a river town in the 19th century. There are a decent number of artifacts and several interesting facts about Mark Twain, but you won't be overwhelmed by the content in this museum. It is a very nice building with a steamboat design inside. They do have... More

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Lebanon, Missouri
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14 reviews 14 reviews
10 attraction reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 6, 2014

We left Hannibal with a much greater appreciation of Samuel Clemons (Mark Twain). We know understand why he wrote the way he did,how he came to write his stories and that much of his writing was based on people in his life. Especially appreciated as we seem to be losing our appreciation for what Samuel Clemons accomplished although quitting school... More

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