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Rockcliffe Mansion

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Address: 1000 Bird St, Hannibal, MO 63401-3436
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+1 573-221-4140
10:00 - 17:00
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Sun - Sat 10:00 - 17:00

Rockcliffe Mansion is an amazing Thirteen Thousand Five Hundred SF, Thirty...

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.

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Loaded with Hannibal History

We enjoyed our tour of the historic Rockcliffe Mansion. Our guide, Warren, gave a wonderful tour. Be sure to ask to see the view from the rooftop.

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 2 weeks ago
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We enjoyed our tour of the historic Rockcliffe Mansion. Our guide, Warren, gave a wonderful tour. Be sure to ask to see the view from the rooftop.

Thank Elaine C
Hannibal, Missouri
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Rockcliffe Mansion has wonderful history and tales! You might get a cold chill visiting some areas! If you like tours of historic homes it's a must see.

Thank Linda U
Hayfield, Minnesota
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 December 2016

Great, food, wine and cheese reception, tour, it was all good! we took a walk in the neighborhood and felt like being transported back in time to Mark Twain's Hannibal.

Thank Doobie999
Columbia, Missouri
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 November 2016

Last I knew you could take a standard historical tour, a ghost tour, or you can even rent it out for weddings they have the most beautiful staircase. I have enjoyed every tour and wedding ever attended here!

Thank YohnS18
2 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 November 2016

Never been to Hannibal, but found a great discovery. The OUTSTANDING mansion reminded us of the Driehaus Mansion in Chicago, which is now a museum and certainly doesn't allow overnight guests. The owners were extremely gracious, serving us wine and cheese on the veranda after an informative house tour. Rooms were historically accurate and over the top, especially at night... More 

Thank Carole B
Dublin, Georgia
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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 November 2016

The mansion is still in a state of disrepair but I could see where some renovation had been done. I did not see a lot of work being done therefore I have no idea how long it will take to do the renovation....possibly a very long time. One could see the past days of glory for this mansion.

Thank Phillip303
Blue Springs, Missouri
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 November 2016

Thoroughly enjoyed our tour of this mansion. The tour guide, Warren, was very knowledgeable about the history of the home. No expense was spared by the owners during the building of this amazing home.

Thank gkarst
Monroe, New Jersey
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 November 2016

We actually toured the home twice in one day. We were absolutely in awe of extraordinary beauty; and its' rich history to the town of Hannibal is truly exceptional. When you hear the story of how this home came to be, and how it was almost lost to demolition at one time, you will be amazed. If you love historical... More 

Thank Carol S
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 November 2016

So glad we stopped to see this mansion. So very interesting. At this time of year, it is slow, so my husband and I were the only ones for tour. Our guide was very knowledgeable and interesting This one is a must see.

Thank Bruce G
Saint Louis, Missouri
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 November 2016

I've never used Tripadvisor before, but I just had to leave a review for the amazing experience I had at Rockcliffe Mansion last weekend. I'm a student on a tight budget, but I drove up from St. Louis with my partner and the hour-long tour was worth every penny. The home itself is so remarkably preserved and offers an important... More 

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