Mark Twain Boyhood Home And Museum
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.
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.
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
We had fun. It's a self guided tour that's easy to get threw. Small town with enough sights for a fun family weekend. People are all so nice.
Our impressions are great. There are several small museums. Very comfortable, very interesting, very informative. The parking is free for visitors. A beautiful views from the lighthouse and from the pier. The downtown is very nice!
Note: I only saw the museum; not the boyhood home. The museum is fairly small. One can see everything in about an hour. Lower floor has great "interactive" displays. Upper floor has rare Normal Rockwell originals as well as other memorabilia about Mark Twain. Price is right.