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Rockcliffe Mansion

1000 Bird St, Hannibal, MO 63401-3436
+1 573-221-4140
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Run down, too long

We toured this grand old house as we are fond of that type of thing. However, our tour guide dwelt... read more

Reviewed 31 October 2017
Dennis M
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Iowa, United States
Well Worth a Visit

If you have visited other mansion homes you will also enjoy this one very much. You will learn the... read more

Reviewed 30 October 2017
R-M M
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Peoria
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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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1000 Bird St, Hannibal, MO 63401-3436
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Reviewed 31 October 2017

We toured this grand old house as we are fond of that type of thing. However, our tour guide dwelt heavily on the family that had built the place and lived there and said very little about the actual building we were touring. I was...More

Thank Dennis M
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Juan_Jose_Ruiz-Bello, General Manager at Rockcliffe Mansion, responded to this reviewResponded 27 February 2018

Interesting feedback from someone who said "is fond of this type of things". The Mansion was built between 1998 and 1900 by a very rich lumber baron. They lived here only for 24 years but the family owned the house until 1967 when it was...More

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Reviewed 30 October 2017

If you have visited other mansion homes you will also enjoy this one very much. You will learn the very interesting story behind the building and furnishings which have been preserved. Our tour guide provided rich detail of the home's history. We just took the...More

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Juan_Jose_Ruiz-Bello, General Manager at Rockcliffe Mansion, responded to this reviewResponded 27 February 2018

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Reviewed 29 October 2017 via mobile

I was amazed at all of the original fixtures, furnishings, and architectural details that are still present in this home. Our tour was given by the owner, whose depth of knowledge was vast and whose affection for the mansion was readily apparent.

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Juan_Jose_Ruiz-Bello, Owner at Rockcliffe Mansion, responded to this reviewResponded 27 February 2018

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Reviewed 28 October 2017

I had my doubts about visiting someone's house. The original owner was not a famous person. The cost was $18 per person, with a discount for seniors. The outside of the house was not inviting. Turns out that the outside was being restored. It's a...More

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Juan_Jose_Ruiz-Bello, General Manager at Rockcliffe Mansion, responded to this reviewResponded 27 February 2018

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Reviewed 27 October 2017 via mobile

My husband and I revisited the mansion. We had first visited it on our honeymoon in 1980. It is still very beautiful inside. Warren gave a wonderful and very informative tour. All the money goes back into the preservation of the mansion. It needs a...More

Thank Sharon L
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Juan_Jose_Ruiz-Bello, General Manager at Rockcliffe Mansion, responded to this reviewResponded 27 February 2018

Thank you for your review and for coming back after 30 years. We are glad you enjoyed it!!!

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Reviewed 25 October 2017

Our visit to Rockcliffe Mansion was one of the best historic home tours we've ever taken. Debbie, our guide, knew the story behind every artifact in every room. She had a delightful demeanor which drew us in to the story of the family that originally...More

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Juan_Jose_Ruiz-Bello, General Manager at Rockcliffe Mansion, responded to this reviewResponded 27 February 2018

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Reviewed 23 October 2017

Warren gives the best historic home tour I've ever taken. His knowledge is vast and his presentation is worthy of the stage. I've tour homes from Key West to Newport and all over the Midwest. Rockclifffe has so much originality it's unbelievable. The only drawback...More

Thank Donna A
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Juan_Jose_Ruiz-Bello, General Manager at Rockcliffe Mansion, responded to this reviewResponded 27 February 2018

Thank you for your great review.

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Reviewed 22 October 2017 via mobile

This was the highlight of our trip! Our tour guide Becky was extremely knowledgeable about all the pieces in the home. The home itself was massive and we got to tour every room. It was abandoned and all original furniture remained in the house besides...More

Thank AshLauren
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Juan_Jose_Ruiz-Bello, General Manager at Rockcliffe Mansion, responded to this reviewResponded 27 February 2018

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Reviewed 22 October 2017

Rockcliffe Mansion is a beautiful 1800's home being restored to its former glory. During the guided tour, our tour very knowledgeable guide Warren shared many details about the mansion and the family as well as many interesting facts. Many of the original fixtures and furnishings...More

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Juan_Jose_Ruiz-Bello, General Manager at Rockcliffe Mansion, responded to this reviewResponded 27 February 2018

Thank you for your kind review. And thank you for bringing the kids to tour the Mansion.

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Reviewed 21 October 2017

I took my nephew and his wife to Hannibal to spend the day and we visited the Rockcliffe Mansion while there. What a wonderful experience! Our guide, Becky, did an excellent job in telling us about the current restoration and the family who lived there...More

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Tara587
20 April 2018|
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Response from Juan_Jose_Ruiz-Bello | Property representative |
We don't have elevator. Hope this helps.
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Ernie B
9 October 2017|
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Response from Juan_Jose_Ruiz-Bello | Property representative |
Thank you for your inquiry. Currently we are focusing on the restoration of the house and we are only doing tour and Bed and Breakfast. Thanks again.
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Clint C
4 July 2017|
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Response from Juan_Jose_Ruiz-Bello | Property representative |
Yes we are open daily from March 15 through November 15., including all the holidays.
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