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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. Use our Hannibal vacation planner to visit Mark Twain Boyhood Home on your trip to Hannibal, and learn what else travelers and our writers recommend seeing nearby.
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  • Nicely done self-guided tour of several properties associated with Mark Twain. It includes his childhood home, Huck Finn's cabin& Becky Thatchers home, which are all centrally located in downtown Hann...  more »
  • There are only a few small parts not accessible by wheelchair, like upstairs of the actual home of Mark Twain (Samuel Langhorne Clemens). If there was access then I didn't notice it and I apologize, b...  more »
  • In the past we had read some of the books, and seen several films and a play adaptation, but could not call ourselves Mark Twain fans. Well we are now, after visiting the various homes and the especia...  more »
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  • The staff was pleasant. The self guided tour was simple to follow. The homes are in wonderful condition. There is handicap accessible to most of the homes. The home of Sam Clemens has stairs without access. You can white was the fence and there is a beautiful court yard to rest in with alone shade. The cost was inexpensive and worth it.
  • It is what you'd expect. Good museum in a small town with plenty of Mark Twain info. Good value, as you get access to several places with one ticket. Not going to wow you, though.
  • What a great time and story. Took a trip to Hannibal early in the week. Very quiet and peaceful time!
  • As someone who never really knew his history, this was an interesting look into the books and people behind the characters. Aside from a building being broken down, this was a fun stop. Enjoyed seeing the fence to paint too.
  • Really nice Museum. Captures your attention , great layout keeps you moving, and really informative!