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Mark Twain Boyhood Home and Museum

120 N Main St, Hannibal, MO 63401-3537
+1 573-221-9010
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Having grown up in Hannibal it's very nice to find all the places you went when you were little and... read more

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Trina M
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Great Bend, Kansas
Anniversary trip

very well done, great history of Sam Clemmons, the great Mark Twain. Loved learning about his life... read more

Reviewed 3 days ago
rjdjyou
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Kirkwood, Missouri
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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, 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!
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120 N Main St, Hannibal, MO 63401-3537
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+1 573-221-9010
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"interpretive center"
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"samuel clemens"
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"mark twain"
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"huck finn"
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"his life"
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"original norman"
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"drug store"
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"rockwell paintings"
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"self guided tour"
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"early life"
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"interactive exhibits"
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"own pace"
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"grew up"
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"second floor"
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"law office"
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Reviewed today

Having grown up in Hannibal it's very nice to find all the places you went when you were little and showing others how special this area is. I will always enjoy showing off all the interesting and historical places there. Mark Twain and Tom Sawyer...More

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Reviewed 3 days ago

very well done, great history of Sam Clemmons, the great Mark Twain. Loved learning about his life and his work. I would recommend doing the entire tour, does not take that long and packed with feel good quotes of Mark Twain.

Thank rjdjyou
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Reviewed 5 days ago

I've been a fan of Mark Twain for years, so I was delighted to visit his boyhood home. There are displays and then you visit the historical Huckleberry Finn's home(yes,he actually exisited, although not under that name) followed by Mark Twain's home. After having read...More

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Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

We checked this place out along with the Becky thatcher house and the interpretive center. There's not a lot to see in them but it's fun to see the inside of the old buildings and how people once lived in mark twains time. Touring all...More

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I hadn't been to Hannibal since I was a young child, so we planned our road trip to KC from Chicago so that we could stop by on the way home. As a child, I had little appreciation of Mark Twain's work but as an...More

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

All the infamous places and people of Clemen’s books were explained, along with his life. Well maintained properties with a clear plan from the site management ( would be needed in the busy season) for seeing everything. Was a nice break in a kind day...More

Thank Suedrs
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We enjoyed our visit to the museum and Mark Twain's boyhood home. At the start, you purchase a ticket at the interpretive center that gives you passage into the museum, boyhood home, house where Twain's father held court, the real Huck Finn house, and Becky...More

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I enjoyed my recent visit to the Mark Twain home and nearby museum and the Becky Thatcher house despite bad weather. I recommend buying the multi-site ticket. The downtown museum and art gallery is also interesting.

Thank Darwin P
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Cool piece of history but there isn't a whole lot to see. The home is fun to go through, along with the other exhibits nearby. Don't make a special trip out to see it but I would stop by if you are a big Mark...More

Thank Nicholas K
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We hit up all of the Mark Twain historic sites while in Hannibal, and we enjoyed reading the history of the home and where the author came up with his unique ideas for his writings. Home has definitely been transformed into a tourist attraction, and...More

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bagbym
6 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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Mary Beth F
22 July 2017|
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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.
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Jeff S
22 January 2017|
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Response from Melissa C | Property representative |
The Mark Twain Boyhood Home & Museum suggests allowing at least an hour to view the historic homes and two interactive museums. But you could easily spend more time with all of the information available.
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