Mark Twain Boyhood Home, Hannibal

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Step into the world of one of America's most beloved writers at Mark Twain Boyhood Home. The museum complex consists of several preserved historical buildings that transport you into the surroundings from which Mark Twain drew inspiration for his works. See the legendary whitewashed fence, the Becky Thatcher house, and a great collection of Twain's personal items, plus rare and early editions of his works. The museum also regularly stages various live events and displays a selection of interactive exhibits. A single admission fee gives you access to all the buildings of the complex, but bear in mind that some of them might not be accessible based on the season. Add Mark Twain Boyhood Home to your Hannibal travel itinerary, and discover new vacation ideas by using our Hannibal day trip tool .
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  • The tour of the boyhood home and museum was good. It was fun to see the history of Mark Twain and to see what inspired some of his classics.  more »
  • I enjoyed my visit to the interpretive center and multiple buildings associated with Mark Twain (Samuel Clemons) and his childhood in Hannibal, MO.  more »
  • We came late on a weekday, so it wasn't crowded. There is an $11.00 admission fee per adult, allows entry into the Mark Twain Interpretive Center, Museum Gallery, Huck Finn House, Becky Thatcher House...  more »
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  • The museum consists of a few buildings in this quiet town. In spite a dozen of other books Mark Twain authored, the Adventures of Tom Sawyer is perhaps the most famous. There is a restoration of Mark Twain's old house, in which you can see how he spent his childhood. It is believed that his childhood shaped his book. I spent two hours in this town learning about this famous writer.
  • Great set up with the interpretive center and boyhood home. Very explanatory and gave you a feel for Mark twain and the Era. Drug store was closed for renovation and less impressed with Becky Thatchers house. Becky's house felt like it had been completely rebuilt with no original character. Still, we enjoyed our visit and would come again
  • We had fun. It's a self guided tour that's easy to get threw. Small town with enough sights for a fun family weekend. People are all so nice.
  • Our impressions are great. There are several small museums. Very comfortable, very interesting, very informative. The parking is free for visitors. A beautiful views from the lighthouse and from the pier. The downtown is very nice!
  • Note: I only saw the museum; not the boyhood home. The museum is fairly small. One can see everything in about an hour. Lower floor has great "interactive" displays. Upper floor has rare Normal Rockwell originals as well as other memorabilia about Mark Twain. Price is right.

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