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Mark Twain Boyhood Home and Museum
Ranked #2 of 31 things to do in Hannibal
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Owner description: 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!
Reviewed 20 September 2017

Nice tour. Old houses and furnishings. If you're interested in Mark Twain (Samuel Clemens) it provides a good insight into how he came to write Tom Sawyer.

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Reviewed 20 September 2017

This is about as good a way to spend $11, or in our case $9, as you can get a on trip. A genuine travel bargain. We are traveling the length of Mississippi river and Hannibal Missouri is about as close to a must see as you can get on any trip down the Mississippi. Mark Twain and his hometown are the very embodiment of what it means to travel the length of the Mississippi. The museum and boyhood home of Samuel Clemens AKA Mark Twain is thoughtfully laid out. The displays are attractive and informative without being overly glitzy. The price of admission includes access to five sites that are more or less connected. Take your time and allow at least a couple of hours to take it all in. This place will work for folks in any age group. Every effort is made to accommodate people who have limited mobility such as my wife. The cost is $11 for adults and $9 for those over 60. You can get a coupon for 1 half price admission with the purchase of a full price admission. So for my wife and I it costs $13.50. There are not many places were two of you can enjoy yourself so much for so little money.

Thank Bkrause2
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Reviewed 16 September 2017

Interesting exhibits and a clever way of enabling you to see his old childhood home, by having access to the upstairs rooms via an outside entry point - the stairs of the actual house are obviously too fragile for people to use now. There was plenty of information about the influences on Mark Twain when he lived in Hannibal, and provided inspiration for his characters. Well worth a visit.

Thank EzzyA
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Reviewed 13 September 2017

We loved the boyhood home of Clemens. The museum has furnished the home with period correct furniture and other elements: clothing, kitchen utensils, etc. Plexiglas walls prevent visitors from going into the rooms and disturbing the contents, but 'disappear' so that the entire interior is visible. It's wonderfully done. At the beginning of the self-guided tour visitors can sit and watch the Ken Burns Mark Twain documentary and look at other period displays. It's a wonderful spot to visit. We've been to Twain's Hartford home and the grave site in Elmira, and this visit completed our Mark Twain stops.

Thank 994stanleyw
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Reviewed 11 September 2017

We were here years ago but stopped on our way home; it is a bit disappointing to see such commercialism making the square look "artificial" -- well it is artificial since none of it was real in the first place, but it is no longer as simple as it was years ago. Seeing Samuel Clemson's childhood home was good, but the rest of it kind of cheesy. Won't make much sense if you don't know anything about Mark Twain (pseudonym), how he came to take that name as an author, or tales of Huck and Tom -- and Becky Thatcher (who now has her own house on the square). There is a cute photo-op place with a sign, white fence, and bucket with large paint brushes if you want to pretend you were one of the sucker Tom Sawyer talked into "whitewashing" a fence for him as an honor and for free.

Thank Ann T
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