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Hannibal - Mark Twain Boyhood Home And Museum

120 North Main Street

Our Mission:

The mission of the Mark Twain Home Foundation is to promote awareness and appreciation of the life and works of Mark Twain and to demonstrate the relevance of his stories and ideas to citizens of the world. 

The Mark Twain Boyhood Home & Museum encompasses eight buildings including six historically significant buildings and two exciting, interactive museums whose collections include fifteen original Norman Rockwell paintings. Come discover how a young boy growing up in the small village of Hannibal became one of the world's most beloved authors. A self-guided tour of the Mark Twain Boyhood Home & Museum properties gives you the chance to explore the Hannibal of Samuel Clemens' childhood and experience the beloved stories he created as Mark Twain through the power of his imagination.


Pam Hayes

Saturday, Jan. 27, 2018
My husband and I love going to Hannibal it's a great place to go for a weekend getaway and not fly or drive hrs. Also dog friendly which we need since we have a special dog. Recommend to visit Mark Twain's home other places just go enjoy Hannibal Mo

AnnaBooBear Brough

Friday, Feb. 9, 2018
Such an interesting place to go to! I learned a so many interesting facts and was transported back into time to Twain's life and stories. I just wish I would have went when it was warmer!

Yuezhou Wang

Tuesday, Dec. 5, 2017
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.

Kay Hamilton

Thursday, Feb. 15, 2018
Learn about Mark Twain/ Samuel Clemens. Display cases filled with items of history plus the stories that go with them. Gift shop with wide variety of items staffed by local residents with knowledge of the area .

Kellie B

Tuesday, Sep. 26, 2017
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

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