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Mark Twain Boyhood Home and Museum
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Why would you miss this if you are in Hannibal?

I had a good working knowledge of Mark Twain, but to be able to walk where he walked and see the... read more

Reviewed 5 days ago
Equinepro42
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Milwaukee, United States
Enjoyable visit

Very enjoyable, if you like Mark Twain books about Tom and Huck. The one fee covered all the... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Jay2Travel
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Orange County NY, United States
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Reviewed 5 days ago

I had a good working knowledge of Mark Twain, but to be able to walk where he walked and see the things he saw, THAT was magical.

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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Very enjoyable, if you like Mark Twain books about Tom and Huck. The one fee covered all the buildings and parking was free. Staff was friendly and helpful. We went on a rainy, November day and had the place virtually to ourselves

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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Wonderful place if you like literature and/or history. Easy parking and access to all exhibits. Cute town!

Thank ksandlin13
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Reviewed 1 week ago

This is actually a complex of buildings that includes Twain's childhood home, four other historical buildings, two museums and several shops. The collection includes a typical middle class home of the 1800s where Twain grew up with his family, the building where Twain's father worked as JP, the Becky Thatcher house, Grant's Drug Store or Pilaster House and Huck Finn's house. There is an extende collectionof period furnishings, photographs of the author and the family, original publications of his books and historical details of Hannibal and its main buildings and attractions

Thank Gabriel H
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

I have not read Twain for years. I had planned to read one of his books before my visit, but got caught up with life. This was a great place to become reacquainted. They run the PBS film on Sam Clemens life (part 1) which I recommend you see (before you arrive). Loved the display of his humorous sayings on the ground floor. Becky Thatcher’s House was intent on a children’s audience. The home of the boy who the Huck Finn character is based on was interesting. The tour put me back in time and slowed me down to focus on the purpose of the visit - to appreciate a great writer and humorist. If you are a Twain scholar, a visit to an American library dedicated to Twain or a challenge seminar might hold more appeal, but for me, this did the trick!

Thank ktbeenthere2015
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Stopped here on a Westward trip. We enjoyed it. Brought back lots of memories of reading Huck Finn, Tom Sawyer as a youngster. So glad we stopped. Mark Twain's boyhood home was pretty interesting to us!

Thank Sherill K
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Interesting in seeing the life and times of that era. A much more class based society than today. Get the multi site pass, :-)

Thank douglasf838
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Lots of artifacts inside the museum. You get to visit the homes of Mark Twain, Becky Thatcher, other characters of Mark Twain's books. The staff is well trained and very nice.

Thank janehyde82
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Hannibal is about 100 miles northwest of St. Louis and a visit there is time well spent. We started out with the Mark Twain Boyhood home and museum. It gave a real sense of the environment in which Mark Twain grew up. It also was fun seeing places and pieces of things in his novels about the adventures of Tom Sawyer and Huck Finn. The museum is well maintained by caring people wanting to preserve a special place in our American history. Visit if you can.

Thank chiggernaut
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

A very informative, fun tour of several buildings. The signs were excellent at guiding us thru the self-guided tour. A must stop when in Hannibal!

Thank Chris7601
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