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Mark Twain Boyhood Home and Museum

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Address: 120 N Main St, Hannibal, MO 63401-3537
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+1 573-221-9010
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Visit the Mark Twain Boyhood Home & Museum and learn how a small boy...

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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Get to know Samuel Clemens

This is a wonderful area to spend some time in; the boyhood homes, museum, etc have really been done well. There is a lot more to Samuel Clemens than "Mark Twain", his pen name... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 4 weeks ago
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This is a wonderful area to spend some time in; the boyhood homes, museum, etc have really been done well. There is a lot more to Samuel Clemens than "Mark Twain", his pen name. Very interesting reading of the history and life of the whole Clemens family as well as the classics; Tom Sawyer, Huckberry Finn, Becky Thatcher and who... More 

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Vancouver, Washington
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 November 2016

Never knew much about Samuel Clemens other than what little gained from grade school -- Hannibal was totally cool. Never knew how clever and hilarious Mark Twain was. Loved learning about humor, life and indelible stamp on American Culture.

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Ann Arbor, Michigan
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 November 2016 via mobile

Interesting from a historical point. Kids that know about Tom Sawyer and Huck Finn will be intrigued.

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Dublin, Georgia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 November 2016

We loved every aspect of the home and museum. Mark Twain is such an interesting figure to follow and the walk thru this museum Puts everything in perspective.

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Burton upon Trent, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 November 2016 via mobile

Although I had seen some of the old movies of Tom Sawyer and Huck Finn, I have to admit (shamedly) that I haven't read one of his books or knew much about his life. This was a great atraction, very informative about his whole life and now, when I get home, need to read his life story and at least... More 

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Blue Springs, Missouri
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 November 2016

Loved learning about Mark Twain's life. We were thoroughly blown away when reading the humorous, insightful witticisms he wrote over the years. His early years were so interesting.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 November 2016

It was fun to travel back in time and to imagine life back in Tom Sawyer's day while touching the actual fence that was white-washed in his day. The whole town is worth the visit and is very quaint in its layout. Enjoyed it!

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Duluth, Minnesota
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 November 2016

Very nice facility, exhibits are well done, lots of information of Mark Twain and his life. The museum on well lit, is clean. The former home is kept up, We found the facility is handicap accessible throughout and there is a lift at the end to get to street level.

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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 November 2016

A really fun and interesting time. Walked downtown, enjoyed the shops. Museums, so interesting. Saw some original Normal Rockwell paintings. It was an enjoyable day. Such friendly people. Stopped in town in an quaint shop for an ice cream cone.

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Vancouver, WA
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 November 2016

Not only do you visit Twain's boyhood home, but many of the original homes and businesses of his era, including Becky's house. Spend time wandering around in the area, too, as Hannibal's old town is very interesting with nice places to eat and also do walk down to the view of the mighty Mississippi River from the dock park. It... More 

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