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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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Texas
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2014 NEW

Not just a house, but history. The tour takes a little over an hour and well worth the time to see it all. After the tour walk the main street the shops are very interesting.

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Lander, Wyoming
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 13, 2014

Really enjoyed see the boyhood home and area of Samuel Clemens. So much information and history. Was surprised to see the original Norman Rockwell pictures that pertained to Mark Twain's stories. So beautiful and all the pictures, quotes, paraphernalia from his life were informative of the times. Being right along the river helped with the imagination of his stories as... More

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Harlan, Iowa
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 12, 2014 via mobile

The exhibits were great. The town area by it was great fun. Lots of stuff to see like shops and so on.

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Oslo, Norway
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7 reviews 7 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 10, 2014

This museum closes at 5 pm, and that is my only complaint. It is a really nice visit, it opens up both the books, the history and the man Samuel Clemens. The museum is small, but interesting, with some really nice features, like quotes and original illustrations. The museum shop was worth a visit as well.

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Verona, Wisconsin
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 8, 2014

We had a lovely time in pretty little Hannibal and the museum was fun. We enjoyed learning more about Samuel Clemens' life and seeing where he spent his childhood. In particular, we loved reading his quotes. It inspired me to add Mark Twain books to my reading list, including his 2-volume autobiography. Reading his works would be a pleasant escape... More

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Camdenton, Missouri
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 7, 2014

this is my second trip although many years apart, I think it was expanded since I visited last. Since I love anything historical I really enjoyed it, for children I think it would help if they understood about Mark Twain before visiting. In general we all enjoyed Hannibal very much great river town.

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Chicago, Illinois
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 5, 2014

It is a very small home and museum. It has many very neat artifact of Mark twain (Samuel Clemens) and his time. A glass case houses one of his trademark white suits. In a display case there is the original license where he became a riverboat captain. This was something I did not know he had done. There is also... More

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Ripon, Wisconsin
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 4, 2014

The museum has expanded and added a nice interpretive center since I last visited in 2007. For fans of Twain and early American literature, a pilgrimage to Hannibal is a must. Allow about an hour at the museum, then head two miles south and cool off with a tour of the Mark Twain Cave.

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minnesota
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 3, 2014

The staff were very pleasant. You can go at your own pace throughout the exhibits. It is a very educational and interesting museum. It is well worth the time.

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Wildwood, Missouri
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 31, 2014

This series of museums and attractions provided a vast amount of historically interesting information. I especially enjoyed it as I am a retired history and language teacher. The information I learned provided me an intimate look into Samuel Clemens' life. It is definitely worth the money.

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