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Becky Thatcher's House

Hannibal, MO
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Ranked #10 of 14 attractions in Hannibal
Type: Historic Sites
Most recent review
- Jul 6, 2014
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Bloomington, Illinois
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82 reviews 82 reviews
25 attraction reviews
30 helpful votes 30 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 6, 2014 NEW

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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13 reviews 13 reviews
5 attraction reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 4, 2014 NEW

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
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
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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77 reviews 77 reviews
42 attraction reviews
42 helpful votes 42 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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31 reviews 31 reviews
11 attraction reviews
34 helpful votes 34 helpful votes
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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66 reviews 66 reviews
28 attraction reviews
29 helpful votes 29 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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Fort Frances, Canada
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55 reviews 55 reviews
10 attraction reviews
24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 29, 2013

All part of the other "Tom Sawyer" town attractions. If you take in all the old part of this area it is well worth visiting Becky Thatchers house. The whole area takes you back in time and the good memories of the "Mark Twain" books we all read!

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topeka, United States
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11 reviews 11 reviews
4 attraction reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed October 4, 2013

The house is void of all furniture and décor. No telling what each room originally was. I understand the attraction is being "updated" to include hands on computer interaction for children. I guess that's fine but I wanted to see the history IN the house. I was very disappointed and it's too bad this is included in the price of... More

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Glen Ellyn, Illinois
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56 reviews 56 reviews
9 attraction reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 27, 2013

I appreciate restorations of historic places but the feel of this place has that of it was all recreated and nothing is left to feel of when Mark Twain was there. Becky's house was the same way. They just finished restoring that. I enjoyed the general store and law office more. The general store is in need or repairs but... More

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Maryland Heights, Missouri
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50 reviews 50 reviews
13 attraction reviews
39 helpful votes 39 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 13, 2013

Located across the street from Mark Twain's boyhood home, a visit to the Becky Thatcher home will complete the Mark Twain experience!

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