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Mark Twain Boyhood Home and Museum

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Address: 120 N Main St, Hannibal, MO 63401-3537
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Visit the Mark Twain Boyhood Home & Museum and learn how a small boy...

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!

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This was a fun place to visit. All the people working there were friendly and helpful people. It was so nice to learn more about America's favorite author and see where he grew up.

Reviewed 2 days ago
Karen M
Norton Shores, Michigan
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Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

The house and the museum are not that interesting, but you can take some funny pictures outside at the fence.

Thank Paul K
Norton Shores, Michigan
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Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

This was a fun place to visit. All the people working there were friendly and helpful people. It was so nice to learn more about America's favorite author and see where he grew up.

Thank Karen M
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Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

The ticket was $11.00 and you were able to see the museum, Mark Twain's boyhood home, Huckleberry Finn's home, Becky Thatcher's house and several other locations in town. History was very insightful. It included not only Mark Twain's history, but also the history of the city of Hannibal, as well. The staff was very very kind. It's a great place... More 

Thank Crystal H
Saint Louis, Missouri
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Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

School class trip. Very enjoyable time. The kids rushed through it but seemed to have fun. I wish I could have had more time.

Thank daninstlouis
Duluth, MN
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Reviewed 1 week ago

We toured the Mark Twain Boyhood Home and Museum while visiting Hannibal recently. For a single admission fee, you are able to tour both the museum, located on Main Street in the downtown area, and the boyhood home, Becky Thatcher's house, Huckleberry Finn's house, an interpretive center, and more, all congregated about four blocks away north of downtown. We spent... More 

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Milwaukee, Wisconsin
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Visited with a friend while on a motorcycle trip along the Mississippi River. We were there on a Tuesday so it was pretty quiet. For $11, you get admission to the Mark Twain Museum, boyhood home and other buildings that played a role in his writings. The organizers made it sure it was a comprehensive view. I'm glad I visited... More 

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Chicago, Illinois
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Reviewed 1 week ago

Mark Twain is Hannibal's claim to fame so they cherish everything associated with him, no matter how tenuous. The Boyhood Home and Museum is a perfect example. A cluster of 19th Century buildings along the street where he lived have been brought together and made into a museum celebrating Samuel Clemens' boyhood, his friends and acquaintances that he spun into... More 

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I loved everything about this location. For a hopeless romantic and literature aficionado like myself, this was a treat. I lucked out on a beautiful spring day and Hannibal, Missouri did not disappoint. A beautiful setting, the city is built on hills around a bend in the Mississippi. This is Huck Finn and Tom Sawyer country. The museum and birthplace... More 

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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

All about showing kids what they have been learning in school. Lots of steps for seniors, though, but lots if facts nicely displayed. Check for a Groupon!!

Thank NanaKat46
Fayetteville, Tennessee
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

A lot to see on this little part of a town block. A few places to go in and out, like Becky Thatcher's house, Mark Twain boyhood home, pretend to paint the fence that Tom Sawyers painted. Don't forget the gift shop. Has a lot of little stuff in it.

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