Mark Twain Boyhood Home and Museum

Mark Twain Boyhood Home and Museum

Mark Twain Boyhood Home and Museum
4.5
9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Monday
9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Tuesday
9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Wednesday
9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Thursday
9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Friday
9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Saturday
9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Sunday
9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
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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 Mark Twain performances, 15 original Norman Rockwell paintings, treasured Clemens family artifacts and Twain memorabilia. Visit the museums 5 historic properties and 2 interactive museums including The Mark Twain Boyhood Home & Museum, a National Historic Landmark. Don't sneak away from Hannibal until you've visited!
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1-2 hours
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valliam13
Adairsville, GA328 contributions
Oct 2022 • Couples
Interesting information but we’d already taken in a lot of info before we got to this stop so to be fair I was tired and hungry. However, you do get to go into a few of the old buildings and get a glimpse into home life. Give yourself about 1-1.5 hours for this self-guided tour. I do wish they had your guides but there are a lot of placards and videos with information and history on them. It’s worth the stop overall.
Written October 2, 2022
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Jeramie
Marion, IL787 contributions
Sep 2022 • Family
This museum complex is a wonderful way to immerse yourself in both Mark Twain history & Hannibal history. It was a little surreal to see his boyhood home and the famous “white washed fence”! I know the fence was a reproduction but it was done very convincingly. Mark Twain is being lost in the progression of generations. I was glad to share this piece of American History (person & place) with my kids!
Written September 21, 2022
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Kate S
Pioneer, OH81 contributions
Aug 2022 • Couples
We enjoyed the tour of all the homes associated with Mark Twain and especially the museum downtown. The entire historic downtown of Hannibal is very nice, easy walking to everything, along the river, easy parking and fairly level. Coffee shops, restaurants, retail, and more.
Written September 19, 2022
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trimic
montreat357 contributions
Sep 2022
When planning our mid-west trip we wanted to make Hannibal one of our stops with the intent of seeing Mark Twain's boyhood home.The neighborhood where he lived was well preserved and the presentaion at each of the homes were well done. I came away knowing much more than I had known. To see each of the houses on the tour plan on spending about two hours. If you stop and read everything it may take a little longer. This is a must stop
Written September 18, 2022
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Sally M
12 contributions
Aug 2022
All those properties may seem like a lot of time when you buy the ticket, but stop the worry. You can break them up and have lunch and shop in town. Such an enjoyable day. Immerse yourself in all that you loved about Mark Twain. There is something for everyone.
Written September 11, 2022
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Kim J
Vienna, IL60 contributions
Sep 2022
Really enjoyed the experience. It is self guided so you can take as much time as you want to see and read everything. It was well worth the time spent and would recommend it to everyone who comes to town. The cost was very inexpensive for all that you are able to see.
Written September 11, 2022
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Sliphorn
Springfield, OH1,010 contributions
Sep 2022
The museum is laid out with directions that take you from building to building and has lots of neat items from the past. I am glad I took the self-guided tour,
Written September 5, 2022
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GFC1430
Naples, FL27 contributions
Sep 2022 • Couples
Museum very interesting and well done but a lot to read, so take your time. Several restored buildings incl Mark Twain’s home, Becky Thatcher home, Huck Finn home, apothecary and nice gift shops. Worth the $10 price! Great value!
Written September 2, 2022
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katyrwalls
Middleburg, FL182 contributions
Jul 2022
The museum and his boyhood home are a complex that tells his story. The interpretive center gives you a background before you enter the home. After we toured his home, we stepped into town as it looked when Sam Clemens was a boy with Becky Thatcher Museum, Huckleberry Finn House, Grant’s Drug Store, Twain’s father’s Justice of the Peace Office, and more.
Written August 17, 2022
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nclovestotravel
Winterset, IA15 contributions
Aug 2022
We all really enjoyed this part of our trip! My kids, my mother and myself all found different things to enjoy. Plenty to keep kids entertained.
Written August 16, 2022
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