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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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Historical Memory Lane

A nice surprise for an older home and memories. I grew up on a river in California and it reminded... read more

Reviewed 10 October 2016
Tim T
Las Vegas, Nevada
History lesson

Easy pace lots of history. A day we'll spent to step back intime.excellent afterNoon. I SUGGEST... read more

Reviewed 2 October 2016
Isle, MN
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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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  • Very good37%
  • Average12%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
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120 N Main St, Hannibal, MO 63401-3537
+1 573-221-9010
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Reviewed 10 October 2016

A nice surprise for an older home and memories. I grew up on a river in California and it reminded me of my adventure as a child. The old house was like my grandmother's, especially the kitchen with the cook'n tools.

Thank Tim T
Reviewed 2 October 2016

Easy pace lots of history. A day we'll spent to step back intime.excellent afterNoon. I SUGGEST HANIBAL TO ALL

Reviewed 30 September 2016 via mobile

Love Mark Twain! What a fantastic character. We visited his Hartford Connecticut home 2 years ago & now enjoyed his boyhood life & journey on the Mississippi. The video is long but so interesting. What an amazing life growing up in Hannibal!!

Thank olderthandirt42
Reviewed 29 September 2016

Brings back all the fond memories of our childhood fascination about Tom Sawyer and Huckleberry Finn. All the structures related to Mark Twain developing years in Hannibal are well preserved and interestingly presented. A must visit for fans of Mark Twain.

Thank MOKKualaLumpur
Reviewed 28 September 2016 via mobile

We had been through Hannibal in 2003 on our way home from St. Louis, but everything was closed so we just walked around the outside of the buildings and left. When we decided to make this a stop on our trip this year, we gave...More

1  Thank Kathy B
Reviewed 27 September 2016

A reconstruction of the modest house. Makes you appreciate the humble beginnings of a writer who endeared himself to so many people.

1  Thank TBill13
Reviewed 27 September 2016 via mobile

Bought the pass to go thru all of the buildings. ($11 per person). The interpretive center had a time line on the wall to read which was interesting. Next was Huck Finn's house, not much to see there. Mark Twain's house was the most interesting...More

Thank MDWiese
Reviewed 26 September 2016

The museum was very intimate yet encompassed his entire life. My sisters and I learned quite a bit about Twain that we never knew. This is an "at your own pace" tour which is nice. They have video playing so you can sit a watch...More

Thank susie4808
Reviewed 26 September 2016

Lots of great information! A must see if you are in the area - it all begins here! Self guiding so you can spend as much time as you like!

Thank JulieMay1975
Reviewed 24 September 2016

This museum was very carefully constructed and detailed. We enjoyed the exhibits, especially seeing the original Norman Rockwell paintings.

Thank tweetiesue
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Jeff S
How long does it take to visit the attractions?
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.
Amii K
What are the hours?
1 November 2016|
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Response from Melissa C | Property representative |
Hours are: April 1 through January 4 Monday – Sunday | 9:00 am – 5:00 pm (Closed Thanksgiving Day, Christmas Day, and New Year’s Day) January 5 through March 31 Monday – Sunday| 10:00 am – 4:00 pm (Closed Easter Sunday)
Is it possible park a truck with 18 ft. Camper nearby?
30 June 2016|
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Response from Melissa C | Property representative |
Yes, there is camper, rv and bus parking located at the foot of Center Street. Just a block down from the museum gallery at 120 N. Main.