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“Great Value” 5 of 5 stars
Review of Mark Twain Boyhood Home and Museum

Mark Twain Boyhood Home and Museum
120 North Main, Hjk, Hannibal, MO 63401
573-221-9010
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Ranked #4 of 20 Attractions in Hannibal
Type: Historic Sites
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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!
Chicago, Illinois
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22 reviews 22 reviews
6 attraction reviews
Reviews in 13 cities Reviews in 13 cities
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
“Great Value”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 17, 2013

$11 per adult gets you into the Mark Twain home, Huckberry Fin house (it's tiny), museum and several other properties. From that standpoint, it's a great value. I was expecting to see a bit more, but I by no means feel ripped off. If you're a fan of Mark Twain or a history buff (like me) you'll really get a kick out of all of it. If you're not into this stuff (like my wife), it will be slightly boring but tolerable. Video and flash photography are allowed for all but the original Norman Rockwell paintings in the museum. Nice, clean bathrooms are always within quick walking distance.

Visited February 2013
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Mexico, Missouri
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68 reviews 68 reviews
27 attraction reviews
Reviews in 28 cities Reviews in 28 cities
30 helpful votes 30 helpful votes
“Thought there would be more.”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 8, 2013

We were somewhat dissatisfied with the Boyhood home of Mark Train. Besides the old house itself, and brief history of the area immediately around there and others in history during the same period, it was just so, so. Yes, it is ok, but a history book with photo's or drawings would give you so much more.

Visited May 2012
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Hannibal, Missouri
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18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
“Local Landmark”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 6, 2012

A trip to Hannibal, Mo wouldn't be complete without seeing the famous fence and home of Tom Sawyer. You won't forget the fun you had in Hannibal remembering the stories of Tom & Huck

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The Villages, Florida
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22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
“Very Interesting”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 3, 2012

Quite an interesting museum. There were not too many people there when we visited. I am sure that the place livens up during the Tom Sawyer Days celebration.
The museum is very well presented and interesting for young and old alike.

Visited July 2012
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New Bloomfield, Missouri
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51 helpful votes 51 helpful votes
“Hannibal History”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 30, 2012

Same as before I lived in Hannibal for many years and this is the big part of history for the town and what it is based on. Walking through his house and seeing the glasses he worn and clothes is really neat. The Mississippi River is just steps away from his house and the downtown area. Come see the history!

Visited October 2012
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