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“History comes alive!”

Mark Twain Boyhood Home and Museum
Ranked #2 of 25 things to do in Hannibal
Certificate of Excellence
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Owner description: 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!
Solvang, California
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148 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 81 helpful votes
“History comes alive!”
Reviewed July 26, 2012

This was a really interesting opportunity to get a glimpse into American history right here in Hannibal! I liked the way they had Mark Twain's boyhood home set up just as it was when he lived there. Reading about it in a book is good but this was so much better! Very nice gift shop at the museum! All staff very nice.

Visited July 2012
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Milwaukee, Wisconsin
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6 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
“See it!”
Reviewed July 26, 2012

You cannot go to Hannibal without visiting the Mark Twain sites. The area is well-kept and of interest to anyone who is familar with Twain and his work.

Visited July 2012
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Cedar Rapids, Iowa
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5 reviews
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“Must See in Hannibal”
Reviewed July 23, 2012

You really get an idea of how Mark Twain (Tom Sawyer) and his friend Tom Blankenship (Huck Finn) lived their early lives by seeing their homes. There is also a beautiful three story museum downtown you have to see with prints from Norman Rockwell.

Visited July 2012
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Springfield, Illinois
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27 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
“Worth the effort to get there................”
Reviewed July 16, 2012

For anyone who loves Mark Twain this is defintely a "must see" location. The museum is excellent, with lots of quality exhibits, including several Norman Rockwell originals. The boyhood home, along with the Becky Thatcher home and other local Twain attractions can keep you easily occupied for at least a full day. Also, plenty of nearby shops and eating establishments.

Visited May 2012
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Bettendorf, Iowa
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3 reviews
“Great info”
Reviewed July 10, 2012

We enjoyed learning more about Mark Twain's life. We realized we hadn't read nearly enough of his stories and we loved the quotes from his autobiography so much we bought it onsite!

Visited June 2012
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