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Mark Twain Boyhood Home & Museum, Hannibal

Categories: Monuments, Tourist Spots
Inspirock Rating:
4.4/5 based on 140+ reviews on the web
The Museum complex includes the Boyhood Home, Interpretive Center, Huck Finn House, WPA Stone Building/Gift Shop, Becky Thatcher House (under renovation), John M. Clemens Justice of the Peace Building, Grant's Drug Store, the Tom & Huck statue, and the Museum Gallery. Artifacts include numerous items that once belonged to Mark Twain including a white suit coat, his Oxford gown, a jewelry box he had hand-carved in Italy for Olivia, photos, first editions, letters, etc. The Museum also houses 15 original Norman Rockwell paintings of Tom and Huck.
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  • Nice statue celebrating Hannibal's "favorite sons". It is surrounded by a nice garden. Good place for pictures. 
  • Life-like reminder of Tom and Huck and their exploits. Looking at the statue makes you think back to what daily life would have been like for them. 
  • The statue is in the park and stands out. It just adds to the intrest of the town. Near the steps to the lighthouse. 
  • 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!!
  • 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.
  • Well restored homes, insight into Sam Clemens, life during that time.
  • Beautiful museum with very friendly staff. This is a perfect spot for a family day trip to walk, learn, and enjoy the weather. It's perfectly located in the downtown area surrounded with a decent selection of shops and restaurants to visit as you walk to the different sites. Everything has been lovingly restored to give you the feeling that you are seeing things the way they really were when Mark Twain was a child.
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