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Mark Twain Boyhood Home and Museum, Hannibal
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Step into the world of one of America's most beloved writers at Mark Twain Boyhood Home and Museum. 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 and Museum on your trip to Hannibal, and learn what else travelers and our writers recommend seeing nearby.
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  • A really fun and interesting time. Walked downtown, enjoyed the shops. Museums, so interesting. Saw some original Normal Rockwell paintings. It was an enjoyable day. Such friendly people. Stopped in t...  more »
  • Not only do you visit Twain's boyhood home, but many of the original homes and businesses of his era, including Becky's house. Spend time wandering around in the area, too, as Hannibal's old town is v...  more »
  • Coming to Hannibal you will find this part of town being made to reflect Mark Twain's story of Tom Sawyer & Huckleberry Finn. After all, the story is based on Hannibal where Twain grew up. They put in...  more »
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  • Well organized and maintained. If you are a history buff, give it a try.. It makes a nice get away for the weekend.
  • Im posting here on behalf of the whole town as this is where people will go on their search. We arrived with our airstream, not knowing where to park or anything. We ended up on some side street off of the main street. We spent 2 days there i think. The amazing thing is that NOBODY BOTHERED US! Hannibal was very welcoming. They seemed happy that we were there. It was me, my girlfriend and our baby. We have been to many places where they are just chomping at the bit to run you off. Hanibal was very pleasant and I will go back. Restaruants are good and there are enough of them for a few days. The museums were fun. They do make a lot of milage off that one guy, but i dont care. Its a fun place. So, on the last day, they set up a music concert fright across from our airstream, nobody cared that we were there. The party just sprung up around us. And then dissapeared that evening. No one bothered us. In this day and age..... AMAZING
  • Everyone should visit here at least once and make a day of it. There is so much to do/see/read/take in and just enjoy! It's where all the stories of Tom Sawyer and Huckleberry Finn came to life and you get to experience it all first hand. All of the staff we spoke with were incredibly knowledgeable on Mark Twain, the books, and the history surrounding him and the town. I wasn't expecting much out of this - but after experiencing it all first hand, I can't adequately express how much I enjoyed it. I should mention there are *lots* of steps!!
  • Everyone who loves Mark Twain and his real world should visit here.
  • This is an excellent museum, made even better since it occupies the actual place where Mark Twain was raised. Lots of information and artifacts about Twain, his life, and his writing. I read Twain in high school, but not since. I'm not even a Twain super-fan, but I still enjoyed the home and museum. So if you have even a passing interest in Twain, or his time in history, I recommend the museum.