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Becky Thatcher's House

Hannibal, MO
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Ranked #13 of 18 Attractions in Hannibal
Type: Historic Sites
Most recent review
- Sep 13, 2014
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Paso Robles, California
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25 reviews 25 reviews
15 attraction reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 13, 2014 NEW

All pictures and context but worth the visit. Included in the ticket for Mark Twin House & Museum. Look for the coupon book that admits one free for one paid.

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Raymore, Missouri
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21 reviews 21 reviews
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9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 8, 2014

The home has been totally re-built from a state of disrepair. It is a wonderful image of an early 19th century home; however, it is furnished sparsely and in my opinion offers little to the one who is looking to enhance his or her knowledge or appreciation for the Mark Twain story. It is fun to look at the photographs... More

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Daytona Beach, FL
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95 reviews 95 reviews
25 attraction reviews
31 helpful votes 31 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 23, 2014

The cost for the Mark Twain boyhood home and all the surrounding places such as Becky Thatcher is included in your ticket. Very nicely kept and gives sense of the times they lived.

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

I enjoyed it but I enjoy anything historical, didn't hold my 10 year old granddaughter's attention very well.

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Bloomington, Illinois
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86 reviews 86 reviews
25 attraction reviews
34 helpful votes 34 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 6, 2014

Tom Sawyer's sweetheart is based on a real girl who grew up near Samuel Clemens. You will learn a lot about this girl and the way she embraced her character throughout her life. Worth a visit.

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Chicago, Illinois
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4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 4, 2014

I was deeply saddened to see the end result of the restoration of this house. It looks nothing like the original and the exterior paint color is simply awful and not historically correct.

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Springfield, Illinois
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7 reviews 7 reviews
4 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 5, 2014

This house is fairly newly refurbished and was returned to what it believed to be the original colors. Nicely set up with a variety of rooms of interest. helps to finish out the tour of the Mark Twain experience.

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Illinois
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86 reviews 86 reviews
44 attraction reviews
46 helpful votes 46 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 21, 2014

I guess this house is relatively new to be open to the public. The woman at the museum downtown (not the Mark Twain museum) didn't know it was open. There wasn't any furniture in it just mainly pictures of people who played Huck and Becky through the years in their town. You just view the lower level.

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Missouri
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 4, 2013

My kids and I toured the home and it was a treat to see pictures and view items owned by the "real" Becky Thatcher. However, it was somewhat disappointing that there wasnt more history written so visitors could learn more. Further, the house was really bare. I understand the house just recently opened but there were more items in the... More

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Des Moines, Iowa
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32 attraction reviews
32 helpful votes 32 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 4, 2013

I enjoyed the history of photos showing famous visitors and the Tom and Becky ambassadors who are selected each year. i wanted to learn even more about the real Becky...they feature her early years and later years, but I left hungry for more.

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