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Mark Twain Boyhood Home and Museum

Opens in 5 min: 9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Open today: 9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
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Interesting and Fun Tour!

My friends and I decided to check this place out after seeing a tour of it on YouTube. For just $12... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Cryptic_Tourist
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Saint Louis, Missouri
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Who is Mark Twain

We learned so much about the life of the boy who grew up to become one of our favorite authors... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
jutsie
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Texas
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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...more
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120 N Main St, Hannibal, MO 63401-3537
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

My friends and I decided to check this place out after seeing a tour of it on YouTube. For just $12 each, you get to see the museum, the childhood home of Mark Twain, Huckleberry Finn’s house, Becky’s house, the justice of the peace, the...More

Date of experience: November 2019
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We learned so much about the life of the boy who grew up to become one of our favorite authors. Who knew he was such a character? From his boyhood riverfront home you can learn so much about this interesting man. He loved the life...More

Date of experience: October 2019
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Off season, so there were no lines. What a place! Good dioramas, lots of things to read - after all Twain was a writer! I didn't know about things like Twain's voyage to the Middle East, Algiers, etc. I wasn't aware of his connection to...More

Date of experience: November 2019
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Reviewed 1 week ago

We spent a very nice time visiting at Mark Twain's Boyhood Home & Museum. It was toward the end of the season & the crowds were sparce, but enough people to make it interesting. Very nice displays & lots of information. Nice day....Took a break...More

Date of experience: October 2019
Thank sue w
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We were recently in St. Louis and took a day trip out to Hannibal. We were a little disappointed at how run down the actual town was compared to the pictures of it that we had seen, however, I am glad that we went to...More

Date of experience: September 2019
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Love Mark Twain and had visited his travels in California were we are from. You need to do the complete tour and see the fence, Becky's house etc.

Date of experience: October 2019
Thank Ronald C
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This is somewhat interesting just to see the architecture of these simple old homes. But even more interesting to learn about the real life characters and settings that were the inspiration for the Tom Sawyer / Huck Finn stories. Also learned about Samuel Clemens' own...More

Date of experience: October 2019
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This is really a complex of museums - his boyhood home, the attached museum, Becky Thatcher's house, the "Huck Finn" house, and more. Some are the original. Others, like the "Huck Finn" house, are reproductions. Hannibal isn't stretching the truth about being an inspiration for...More

Date of experience: August 2019
Thank KDAA
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Hannibal, MO is Samuel Clemens' boyhood home. A place where he called upon to write about Tom Sawyer, Huckleberry Finn, Becky Thatcher and Jim, the runaway slave. All characters inspired by real life characters who lived in Hannibal. The historic society has preserved Clemens boyhood...More

Date of experience: October 2019
Thank Jeff R
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

The whole experience was great but I found the timeline of Mark Twain's life in the museum to be very interesting. An amazing writer who lived a very full life!

Date of experience: October 2019
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nancysue1
July 17, 2018|
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Response from odelilah | Reviewed this property |
The home, museum, along with several other historical buildings. Well worth the admission
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bagbym
August 5, 2017|
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Response from mcummins5 | Property representative |
The $9 admission is for seniors and admission tickets can be purchased at the Interpretive Center, the Becky Thatcher House or at the Museum Gallery. The museum prices are: Adults $11 Seniors $9 Children $6 Children 5... More
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Mary Beth F
July 21, 2017|
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Response from bsandrs | Reviewed this property |
We did not take the tour, simply strolled around and the signage was very helpful. However, if you look on the official website , there is a click link to the tour options with prices. Enjoy your visit, it is a great Town.
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