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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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Modern, attractive well executed museum

Plan on about 1 to 1 1/2 hours. Several of the homes that Clemens and his friends lived in house... read more

Reviewed yesterday
loneeagle_15
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Virginia
via mobile
Could be so much more!

I really wanted better for this museum. The information presented was interesting, but disjointed... read more

Reviewed yesterday
294beckyg
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Fenton, 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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Reviewed yesterday via mobile

Plan on about 1 to 1 1/2 hours. Several of the homes that Clemens and his friends lived in house the museum. Clemens story is told as you move through the buildings. As Norman Rockwell noted, one cannot fully appreciate and visualize Twains stories without...More

Thank loneeagle_15
Reviewed yesterday

I really wanted better for this museum. The information presented was interesting, but disjointed. Not even the timeline painted near the ceiling of the museum was actually in order. Quotes from Mark Twain's biography were used a lot, but not a lot of context or...More

Thank 294beckyg
Reviewed 3 days ago

Several buildings comprise the Home and Museum. Each has an extensive set of displays including historical items owned by and about Twain. Plan to spend time at each to get the full flavor including Becky Thatcher's home and Twain's father's offices and the Mark Twain...More

Thank jwyblf
Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

Well laid out and easy to take the self tour with plenty of information on the journey. Worth the cost.

Thank Konni F
Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

Was well organized tour and lots of history to review! We will refer others to check the museum's out, makes you want to read his books all over again!

Thank browndog1974usa
Reviewed 4 days ago

I was pleasantly surprised by the sophistication of the Mark Twain Boyhood Home and Museum, though they have plenty designed to engage children as well. An admirable percentage of the museum's content dealt with slavery, presented in a responsible manner. The museum used quotations from...More

Thank dhsullivan
Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

For $11 per ticket you get to tour the museum, Mark Twain boyhood home, Huck Finn home, Becky Thatcher home, Justice of the Peace, and interactive museum. Full of literary history, grounds well kept, and a lot of hands on exhibits. Money well spent!

1  Thank Maggie2a
Reviewed 6 days ago

Hannibal, MO is a real treat to visit, especially the historical town on the Mississippi River. Visiting Mark Twain's boyhood home and museum was extremely interesting and I found myself on a childhood remembrance journey. Having read Tom Sawyer and Huckleberry Fin books it was...More

Thank NameMim
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Loved all the authentic period furniture which wasn't all owned by the Clemons family however. Our 16 year old grandson went through pretty fast! overall a good museum.

Thank Lona A
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

There are multiple buildings to see including a museum and gift shop. There is a lengthy video in the museum. It was self-paced and leisurely, quaint and enjoyable

Thank newkirkg
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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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