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Mark Twain Boyhood Home and Museum

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Mark Twain museum

I really enjoyed the visit to Mark Twain's boyhood home. It is a complex that also includes Becky... read more

Reviewed 6 days ago
Las Vegas, Nevada
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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 1 week ago
Milwaukee, United States
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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...more
120 N Main St, Hannibal, MO 63401-3537
+1 573-221-9010
Most Helpful Positive Review
Reviewed 22 June 2005

I was amazed at the Mark Twain Boyhood Home and Museum. The admission people said they had opened all new exhibits in April (I went in May.) The Interpretive Center was great; it actually used quotes from Twain to tell his own story, unlike so...More

9  Thank Traveler38467
Most Helpful Critical Review
Reviewed 17 September 2009

My husband was the one who really wanted to go there, but I found it to be very interesting and informative. The ticket that you purchase is $9.00 I believe, but then you get to visit ALL the museum properties. These properties include the Mark...More

5  Thank zippy608
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Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

I really enjoyed the visit to Mark Twain's boyhood home. It is a complex that also includes Becky and Huck Finn's house . The displays are very informative and I really enjoyed them all.

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Reviewed 1 week 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 2 weeks 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 2 weeks ago via mobile

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

Thank ksandlin13
Reviewed 2 weeks 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...More

Thank Gabriel H
Reviewed 2 weeks 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...More

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Reviewed 3 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
Reviewed 3 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
Reviewed 3 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
Reviewed 4 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...More

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17 July 2018|
Response from Delilah Redmond O | Reviewed this property |
The home, museum, along with several other historical buildings. Well worth the admission
5 August 2017|
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Response from Melissa C | Property representative |
The $9 admission is for seniors and admission tickets can be purchased at the Interpretive Center, the Becky Thatcher House or at the Museum Gallery. The museum prices are: Adults $11 Seniors $9 Children $6 Children 5... More
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22 July 2017|
Response from bsandrs | Reviewed this property |
We did not take the tour, simply strolled around and the signage was very helpful. However, if you look on the official website , there is a click link to the tour options with prices. Enjoy your visit, it is a great Town.