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Becky Thatcher's House

Address: Hannibal, MO
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Ranked #15 of 20 Attractions in Hannibal
Type: Historic Sites, Cultural
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Wichita, Kansas
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10 reviews 10 reviews
5 attraction reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 23, 2014

There are items that belong to "Becky" and pictures of her with Twain, but nothing like Mark Twain's home. I hope more work will be done to decorate it. This is included in the cost of the admittance of Twain's house.

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Oak Grove, Missouri
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57 reviews 57 reviews
16 attraction reviews
29 helpful votes 29 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 11, 2014

This was a package ticket, about 6 places included in ticket. Mostly just hope to see, no personal items. However was interesting. Brought back memories from reading the Mark Twain books.

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Senior Contributor
35 reviews 35 reviews
18 attraction reviews
78 helpful votes 78 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 10, 2014

While I am a Mark Twain fan, this building was only mildly interesting. It recently underwent a restoration, and the building looks to be restored, but there are not many items in the home that were Becky's personal belongings. Glad we got to see it, though.

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Paso Robles, California
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28 reviews 28 reviews
17 attraction reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 13, 2014

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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22 reviews 22 reviews
11 attraction reviews
13 helpful votes 13 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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100 reviews 100 reviews
27 attraction reviews
35 helpful votes 35 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
4 reviews 4 reviews
3 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
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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87 reviews 87 reviews
25 attraction reviews
33 helpful votes 33 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
14 reviews 14 reviews
5 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 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
4 helpful votes 4 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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