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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.



Sunday, Aug. 5, 2018
This is a nice experience, but RVs can find it difficult to park. It is not a long walk from the city park near the river which has a large dirt parking lot on the southern side. The pass across the tracks was closed in 2017 if you took the Riverwalk north toward the lighthouse. Check out Lovers Leap at sunset, and Mark Twain Caves too. We got a 22' RV up the Leap, but beware anything much larger. The train comes through town every night before or while the riverboat departs. You might get pictures of both. The lighthouse walk extends into a residential area with a view of the river boat route. Not sure about poison oak around the river.

Bryce Lemon

Monday, Aug. 6, 2018
We bought discounted admissions on Groupon, so we felt pretty good about the value received. The eight houses were quite interesting and well done, with the main museum being the most enjoyable. We saw a Mark Twain impersonator there, who told some stories. He was wonderful.

Jeffrey Parrish

Sunday, Aug. 5, 2018
They are doing a good job of preserving the Samuel Clemens heritage in Hannibal, and I appreciate that. Unfortunately, the material runs a bit thin. Still, it is worth a visit and I did learn things about our celebrated author, comic and speaker.

Antonia Koenigsdorf

Wednesday, July 11, 2018
We had an afternoon free when we were driving through Hannibal and decided to do this self tour. We had a great time looking at the artifacts and other history about Mark Twain. The give a very nice military discount.

Anita Rodenberg

Thursday, June 21, 2018
I like that they have restored and maintained these wonderful old buildings. $11.00 for a tour of the homes and businesses from Mark Twain's life and his famous stories, then add in actual stories from his life. . . I think that is a great deal!!

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