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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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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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One ticket gets you into a number of attractions. You will be walking in between attractions that are spread out over 2 blocks with plenty of gift and antique shops and... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 5 days ago
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Saint Louis, Missouri
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

One ticket gets you into a number of attractions. You will be walking in between attractions that are spread out over 2 blocks with plenty of gift and antique shops and restaurants and snack options to enjoy along the way. Our 8 year old boys enjoyed themselves and we all learned new things. They don't have a whole lot of... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

For $11, you get into 5 different buildings. Pretty good price and worth a few hours of your time. It's self-guided although the folks at the entrances are very helpful if you have questions or are looking for recommendations about where to eat.

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Hannibal, Missouri
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

I believe that more money could be put into updating these facilities. It seems as if they built this and don't plan on upgrading it at all. It was fun and they had a lot of fun activities. My favorite was all the original Norman Rockwell Paintings.

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

The reasonable fee includes entry to several museums. The Mark Twain and Huck Finn boyhood homes are great, and I especially recommend the museum Gallery. Well worth your time to learn more about this amazing man.

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Excelsior Springs, Missouri
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Loved it. Kind of chilly weather when we were here but that didn't take away from the experience. We left with a feeling that we now knew Samuel Clemons

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Minneapolis, Minnesota
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

So happy to visit Hannibal, Missouri and learn more about Mark Twain. What an American icon! As we consider our visit it was pleasant to have the town and historic sites to ourselves. I am so glad they stay open throughout the year. I am sure the summers are very busy. As a museum professional I was so impressed by... More 

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Saint Louis, Missouri
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We really enjoyed our tour through the Boyhood Home and Museum on a cold wintery day. We toured at a leisurely pace, and really learned about Samuel Clemons (aka Mark Twain) and his family and friends. Glad we made the short (1.5 hour) drive from St Louis. Tour takes around 2-3 hours, and we also really enjoyed a leisurely stroll... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I was pleasantly surprised with how much I enjoyed this tour. I had no idea how "fall down laughing" funny Mark Twain was and his story is fascinating. I wished I had more time to visit. I did buy an autobiography (to read more of his funny stuff) and got a few books because it was such a great memory.

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Hannibal, Missouri
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 January 2017

If you have traveled down the memory lane of Twain, it's worth the visit. Just take you time and enjoy the structure of the building.

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 December 2016

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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