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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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Average tourist site

This is a place we found interesting but recommend that you don't make a special trip to see it but... read more

Reviewed 3 days ago
Salt Lake City, Utah
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Interesting if you are in the area and like Mark Twain

This is a relatively inexpensive site to visit. In order to see the insides of a number of... read more

Reviewed 3 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
+1 573-221-9010
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Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

This is a place we found interesting but recommend that you don't make a special trip to see it but might be worth your while to stop if you are driving through town. A lot of info about Mark Twain but much of it was...More

Thank SherlynSLC
Reviewed 3 days ago

This is a relatively inexpensive site to visit. In order to see the insides of a number of buildings related to the boyhood home of Samuel Clemens/Mark Twain and his books and writings, you pay for a tour. The tour is self-guided so you do...More

Thank Dick T
Reviewed 4 days ago

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.

Thank John B
Reviewed 5 days ago

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...More

Thank Bkrause2
Reviewed 1 week ago

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...More

Thank EzzyA
Reviewed 1 week ago

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...More

Thank 994stanleyw
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

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...More

Thank Ann T
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We found this to be a very interesting way to spend an afternoon. We were told that we could see all the locations in about an hour. However, my wife and I like to actually look at the exhibits and read the captions. We definitely...More

2  Thank Ralph N
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

The museum is nicely done, very clean and modern. The self guided tour was easy to navigate and ver informational! We enjoyed our tour and even purchased the Samuel Clemens DVD put together by PBS in the gift shop. Definitely worth the admission price!

Thank M Betsey C
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

One can't visit Hannibal without visiting her most famous son's birthplace. After all, isn't that what put Hannibal on the map? The Boyhood home and Museum is the starting place to see the multiple venues of Samuel Clemens' life and the lives of his contemporaries...More

Thank actressteacher
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Questions & Answers
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
Mary Beth F
22 July 2017|
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.
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.