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Rockcliffe Mansion

1000 Bird Street, Hannibal, MO
573-221-4140
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Ranked #1 of 17 Attractions in Hannibal
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Historic Sites
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Kansas
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33 reviews 33 reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2014 NEW

While the mansion still needs more work and upkeep, the original woodwork and Tiffany glass work is absolutely amazing. Definitely worth the few minutes to stop and take the tour. Tour guide (owner) was very informative and casual.

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Richmond, Virginia
2 reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 10, 2014

This house is very important architecture to Missouri. The house was built in 1900 by John J. Cruikshank, a Missouri lumber baron. Most of the interior is original as the elderly wife moved next door to live with her daughter and left much of her furnishings in the Mansion. The house is beautiful. The staircase is really impressive looking up.... More

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rockcliffeBandB, General Manager at Rockcliffe Mansion, responded to this review

Thank you very much for the review. I agree with you: the Grand staircase is beautiful.!!!! More

Coconut Grove, Fl
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4 reviews 4 reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 10, 2014

Took the tour in May on a road trip between Kansas City and St. Louis and decided we must come back for a long weekend's stay! Rockcliffe Mansion's impressive ongoing restoration processes should be required study and entertainment for architecture students, grad schools, and professionals alike. We will return with our notebooks in hand for more room to room learning... More

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rockcliffeBandB, General Manager at Rockcliffe Mansion, responded to this review

Thank you for your review.Juan More

New York City, New York
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3 reviews 3 reviews
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 9, 2014

Last fall, I visited Scotland on a grand tour of the fabulous castles and scenic countryside. The name of one town in particular – Rockcliffe, Scotland -- rang a bell. Then it dawned on me that when I got home to the U.S., I had to go back to Rockcliffe Mansion, in Hannibal Missouri, to see if there was any... More

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rockcliffeBandB, General Manager at Rockcliffe Mansion, responded to this review

Thank you very much for your review. It is in fact amazing how much of Scotland Mr. Cruikshank brought to Hannibal.Thanks again. Juan More

Cape Canaveral, Florida
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6 reviews 6 reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 7, 2014 via mobile

We had been told the tour of Rockcliff was amazing, and yes it was! If you are going thru Hannibal take it.I am disappointed didn't have time to stay at B&B.Read up on on the owners before you go.Condition of the house is wonderful.Just call before you go or call the number when you get there so the owner can... More

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rockcliffeBandB, General Manager at Rockcliffe Mansion, responded to this review

Thank you for your review. I really appreciate your comments about the Mansion and our tour. We are open daily. First tour at 10 AM and we go all the day long with the last one at 4 PM. And YES, you are right, you can stay here, in a museum, in our Bed & Breakfast!!! Thanks again. Juan More

Collinsville, Illinois
1 review
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2014

I was part of a four person group who spent a Summer weekend stay at the Rockcliffe Mansion. The hospitality of the staff, and the freedom to explore this wonderful mansion and its history, was an enlightening experience. I intend to come back in the Fall. If you are interested in early 19th Century architecture and history, I recommend the... More

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rockcliffeBandB, General Manager at Rockcliffe Mansion, responded to this review

Thank you Dave for your review. I am looking forward to seeing you again in the Falls...Juan More

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

Awesome place to see, great tour , worth the price. Owner/tour guide is very good, has done a great job with the mansion and is still striving to get it all done . Awesome to see all the antiques , we loved it.

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rockcliffeBandB, General Manager at Rockcliffe Mansion, responded to this review

Thank you for your feedback. I appreciate your comments and your visit to the Mansion. Juan. More

Naples, Florida
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5 reviews 5 reviews
35 helpful votes 35 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2014

Both the tour and the B&B combine to take one back in time to when Tom Sawyer/Huck Finn adventures were real. Seeing the rolling river from the mansion makes the river life real while the mansion is the Gilded Age. The current owners clearly have a passion for bringing the mansion back to its gilded past: one could close his/her... More

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rockcliffeBandB, General Manager at Rockcliffe Mansion, responded to this review

Thank you very much for your review. I am looking forward to receiving your family in the Mansion. I hope they will enjoy it the same way you did!!!!Thank you again. Juan More

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3 reviews 3 reviews
1 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2014

My husband and I went with my in-laws based on the reviews of this site. We were looking forward to being able to understand about the time the mansion was thriving. The house was magnificient but the air was very stilted. Hardly any air movement unless you went into the rooms with the A/C. The guide was hard of hearing... More

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RockcliffeMansion, General Manager at Rockcliffe Mansion, responded to this review

Thank you for taking the time to share your feedback with us, giving us an opportunity to improve on the services we provide. In addition to preserving the mansion and its furnishings, now over 114 years old, our goal is also to complete the Mansion’s restoration, while providing an excellent educational opportunity to our visitors through our guided tours. We’re... More

Lebanon, Missouri
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16 reviews 16 reviews
12 attraction reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 6, 2014

The mansion itself is impressive but the story of it's past makes this a must stay. The mansion was completed around 1902 and lived in until the owner died in about 1927. His elderly wife simply locked the doors and left to live with a daughter. The neglected building was scheduled to be torn down and was saved about 10... More

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RockcliffeMansion, General Manager at Rockcliffe Mansion, responded to this review

Thank you for your review. We appreciate your comments about the Mansion and our B&B Service.Juan. More

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