This place doesn't quite live up to the hype. The interpretive center where you start your tour has a timeline which jumps around in time and does not always identify the people whose names appear on it. There are lots of Mark Twain quotes, and photographs, but few artifacts. It is not very engaging. The Mark Twain house relies on figures of Twain and lots of quotations, and falls a bit flat. There is no tour guide; it is all self-guided.The Becky Thatcher house is part of the admission, but is closed for renovations. The Mark Twain museum further down the street is also part of the admission. Again, heavy emphasis on blown up photographs and quotations. I think a child would be very bored. The best part of the experience was an excellent 45 minute dramatic presentation on the Civil War by a Twain interpreter--- but we could have gone to this by itself for free.