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“Step into the early 1900s”
Review of Rockcliffe Mansion

Rockcliffe Mansion
Ranked #1 of 23 things to do in Hannibal
Certificate of Excellence
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Owner description: Rockcliffe Mansion is an amazing Thirteen Thousand Five Hundred SF, Thirty room, Grand Residence built to overlook the Mighty Mississippi between 1898 and 1900 by Lumber Baron John J Cruikshank, Jr. It is listed on the National Register of Historic Places. Most of the original antique furnishings and fixtures are preserved. The Mansion is filled with rich Mahogany, Oak and Walnut appointments, magnificent Palladian windows and the finest interior decorations from Europe and America. Guided Tours are available daily. In addition to Guided Tours, the Mansion offers 4 Bed & Breakfast accommodations. Please visit our Website for Tour hours and further information.
Reviewed 6 April 2018

As rain poured down, we stood sheltered underneath the portico of this fabulous mansion waiting for 10 a.m. to arrive. Directly at 10 a.m., the grand doors swung open and Juan, one of the owners, greeted us with a smile. From then on we were in the early 1900s with a gracious host who is so excited about the beauty of the mansion that it is obvious to see why the mansion is being so lovingly restored. I half expected to see the original owners appear (and they probably do, if you believe in ghosts) as their furniture and possessions remain in the house. The story of how the mansion was built and subsequently fell into disrepair is fascinating, as are the beautiful architectural details. The original owners spared no expense in creating this showplace. As it is a renovation in process, don't dismiss the outside where time has peeled away paint and wood. The views from the mansion are also beautiful, even in the rain. If you are in Hannibal for any reason, come on up to the mansion because you will not want to miss this tour. I would love to spend the evening here as well. It is worth a trip just to meet Juan and immerse yourself in his enthusiasm.

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Reviewed 5 April 2018 via mobile

Excellent tour! We live in Hannibal and had never toured the mansion. Our tour guide Becky was fantastic. Very informative! Beautiful place definitely worth the stop! Will be telling our family and friends to come in for the tour. We may even book a night at the bed and breakfast sometime!

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Juan_Jose_Ruiz-Bello, General Manager at Rockcliffe Mansion, responded to this reviewResponded 4 May 2018

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Reviewed 2 April 2018 via mobile

What a beautiful mansion. Much smaller compared to the mansions I have seen over the years, but all the work in mansion were so exquisite. The owners had real taste. This is also B&B. I would like return here and stay overnight.

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Juan_Jose_Ruiz-Bello, General Manager at Rockcliffe Mansion, responded to this reviewResponded 4 May 2018

Thank you for your review. Looking forward for you next visit

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Reviewed 31 March 2018 via mobile

We had an excellent tour by Becky today. This is a beautiful home full of history, we learned so much. Highly recommend making this a stop. We can't wait to visit again, and look forward to staying at the B&B.

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Reviewed 29 March 2018 via mobile

What a fabulous estate. My wife and I are real estate photographers and I had a blast photographing this magnificent mansion. I was able to get many great photos and Becky did an outstanding job as our guide. My wife and I are looking forward to spending our anniversary here in October. Well worth the admission price.

Dale & Lisa Covington - Wentzville Missouri

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