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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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Mark Twain: Historical and educational

Well done and well maintained museum for all ages with a lot of interactive exhibits for kids... read more

Reviewed yesterday
Will D
Interesting and Interactive

I actually was surprised how much I liked the homes and museum. The museum, to me, was so much fun... read more

Reviewed 6 days ago
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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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Reviewed yesterday

Well done and well maintained museum for all ages with a lot of interactive exhibits for kids. Visitors take a self guided tour through a series of buildings, culminating in the largest one which is a couple of blocks away, but is probably the best....More

Thank Will D
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Reviewed 6 days ago

I actually was surprised how much I liked the homes and museum. The museum, to me, was so much fun and really interactive! We went as two adults with no kids and still had a lot of fun. I also really enjoyed walking through the...More

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Reviewed 1 week ago

Truly a great place for a history buff and/or Mark Twain fan. We took the walking tour through all the buildings and were very pleased. A must see when in Hannibal.

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We had no idea what to expect and were delighted overall. The Interpretive Center is well thought out, arranged and informative. We actually read things in museums and are surprised how many people seem to just walk through them so it took us longer than...More

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

I love Mark Twain and it was worthwhile to me to see his boyhood home but I’d read his autobiography so not much new info for me.

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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Enjoyed the history. Characters I had read about seemed to come to life. Loved all the photographs. Staff were all very friendly & helpful.

Thank Becky G
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Mark Twain was one of my wife's favorite authors but not mine until we spent a few days in Hannibal. The whole museum and self guided tour experience was eye-opening for me to put the pieces together of how Sam Clemens and Mark Twain's life...More

Thank Scott H
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We had a great visit. It was nice to put a picture to the stories that I grew up reading. Very much a “must see!” Tour.

Thank Russell C
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

If you enjoyed the stories of Huck Finn and Tom Sawyer, you should like the interpretive center wrapped up with a visit to Mark Twain's boyhood home. The interpretive center is where you get tickets that allow you to visit not only the center, but...More

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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Wish I had my grandkids with me when I toured this place. Or tell him sorry or hang out with his friends Becky and Huck fin…. Mark Twain’s actual home, then Tom Sawys cabin, and Becky Thatchers home! IF you’re lucky, you run into Tom...More

Thank Pat T
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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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