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Mark Twain Boyhood Home and Museum

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Address: 120 N Main St, Hjk, Hannibal, MO 63401-3537
Phone Number: 573-221-9010
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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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Fun and Historical

My husband and I enjoyed our visit to Mark Twain Boyhood Home and Museum. Very informative and historical we enjoyed the timeline of his life.

5 of 5 starsReviewed 2 days ago
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Gibbon, Nebraska
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Gibbon, Nebraska
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

My husband and I enjoyed our visit to Mark Twain Boyhood Home and Museum. Very informative and historical we enjoyed the timeline of his life.

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Orlando, Florida
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Samuel Clemens boyhood home and the surrounding businesses are a fun little stop. Looks like the museum and surrounding buildings could use a bit more $$ and time, but still very interesting. There is a decent gift shop and the tiny town of Hannibal is worth walking through, antiques & souvenirs mostly, but we found a few fun items to... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

It was interesting to see the place where Samuel Clemens grew up. The area told the story of his youth and his friends and how they were represented in his stories. There were many interesting shops on the street also.

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Davenport, Iowa
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

It was cool to see the history of Samuel Clemens and learn about his childhood. There were quite a few shops in the area and the museums were reasonably priced. If you get a chance and have the energy go to the top of the lighthouse. There are a lot of stairs, but it's quite the view from the top!

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Overland Park, Kansas
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

This trip was not only for the writer in me who needed a boost but to introduce my 8 year-old grandson into the life of Samuel L. Clemens. On the west bank of the Mississippi, for the price of two tickets (11.00 for adults,6.00 for school age children) you get a wonderful introduction into the life and times of one... More 

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O'Fallon, Missouri
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

Hannibal is a relaxing, family-friendly get away. The museum, although small, is well done. The exhibits have been expanded through the years, and include interesting information about Samuel Clemens.

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Lincoln, Nebraska
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

So you know, my wife likes to tour a lot of these. This was basically Mark twain's boyhood house. It was nice to see the old historic furniture some things that were touched and owned by Mark Twain. But I would not drive six hours to go see this. Unless, you are a huge mark twain fan. We are also... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

My husband and I took a weekend trip to Hannibal. We both really enjoy the writings and wit of Mark Twain so we enjoyed the museums and the homes we toured. It was interesting to learn about his history, childhood, and where many of his stories began. We were able to tour all of the museums and homes for $11... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

Nice informative tour with so much to see and do. Great value for the price. It is a must see if you like Samuel Clements writings of Huck Finn felt like you where stepping back in time...

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

Grandson #1 (8 years old) was given the Mark Twain book on Tom Sawyer..his reward was to finish the book and we would treat him to a trip to see the sites mentioned in the book. No disappointment there.

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