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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  • Spend an afternoon walking in Mark Twain’s boyhood footsteps. My second visit here, (my first few years ago with my husband and kids) this time with my sister on a girls’ weekend. Ticket fee is...  more »
  • We were driving the Great River Road from St Louis to Minneapolis and decided to break the journey here at the childhood home of the author who had first brought the Mississippi into my life as a...  more »
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  • If you love literature, especially Mark Twain. It is a great source of information about Twain's childhood and sources of some of his best works.. The collection of Norman Rockwell's original illustrations for the book, Tom Sawyer is a must see. A bonus is downtown Hannibal,a lively river town the has a real 18rh century feel.
  • The Boyhood Home is an enjoyable experience for families that is faithful to Mark Twain's literary achievement. Suggest taking the time to visit the historical buildings as well as the museum, it's worth it. PS The nearby 'Jim's Journey' is not part of the Boyhood Home, but complements it by highlighting the African American experience in Hannibal.

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