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Address: Hannibal, MO
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Not much here but take the few minute to see it.

There is not much in this building but it is the home of Tom Sawyers girlfriend so take the time to see it. It is incl.uded in the all in one ticket and I imagine some find it... read more

3 of 5 starsReviewed November 29, 2015
SDeuker
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Anoka
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Anoka
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148 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 107 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 29, 2015

There is not much in this building but it is the home of Tom Sawyers girlfriend so take the time to see it. It is incl.uded in the all in one ticket and I imagine some find it much more interesting than I did

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Temple
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 31, 2015

The building was a duplex so the home itself is not as large as it may seem. Twain and the inspiration for Becky were actual long-time friends, and remained so until his death. No, sh wan't really blond, but a wholesome girl next door who became a school teacher and married a doctor who served in the Civil War.

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Olathe, Kansas
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed October 21, 2015

This site had no relevant information or artifact. A few trinkets from Laura's later life. Not worth the five minutes to walk from Sam Clemens' place across the street and up the stairs. Skip if at all possible if you enjoy history or literature.

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Jackson, Ohio
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 12, 2015 via mobile

We bought the package ticket and this was part of the self guided tour. We liked this house and it's history. What makes this stop (Hannibal) interesting is the fact that you are enjoying the very same town and houses that Sam lived and wrote about.

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Franklin, in
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 39 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 11, 2015

We took the tour that included Mark Twain's home, as well as Becky Thatcher and Huck Finn's, and all of it was very interesting. If you're in Hannibal, this is a must see.

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Saint Charles, Missouri, United States
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51 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 10, 2015

Hannibal (the people in and around in) takes great pride in keeping the history in place for Becky Thatcher's home. We enjoyed going through and seeing this piece of history.

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2 Thank Valerie B
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22 reviews
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed September 9, 2015

While it is nice to have a touch point with the Tom Sawyer story, this house offers little in the way of new information or background on the story. You also can only walk through the main floor, so it is a quick visit.

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Sierra Vista, Arizona
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 40 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 6, 2015

Becky's house is part of the whole purchase price for the area to see several buildings, including Huck;s house and Mark Twain's home. Seeing the old toys and lessons and pictures of the real people who gave rise to characters like Becky was interesting. The whole Mark Twain museum tour includes 5 buildings and you can do them at your... More 

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Litchfield, Illinois
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 30, 2015

Loved watching my granddaughter step behind the picture of Becky and get her picture taken. Was awesome sharing the story of children long ago with her. She really liked the pictures of the children dressed in character.

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1 Thank Darlene C
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7 attraction reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2015

The house doesn't have very much in it yet, but it is still fun to walk through! I can't wait to see what they add to the house!

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