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The Mark Twain Boyhood Home & Museum - Learn everything there is to know about this literary icon. 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. This included tour visits eight buildings, six of which are listed on the National Register of Historic Places and two that are highly interactive museums showcasing fifteen original Norman Rockwell paintings! Learn about the Hannibal of Samuel Clemens’s childhood and explore the stories created through the powerful imagination of American icon, Mark Twain.
Building 1: Interpretive Center – Here, explore interactive exhibits highlighting the stories and life of Samuel Clemens.
Building 2: Mark Twain’s Boyhood Home & Garden – See the home where Clemens was raised, and where the adventures of Tom Sawyer took place, along with the home’s lovely gardens.
Building 3: Boyhood Home Gift Shop – The original museum which was built in 1937 and goes even further into the life of Clemens.
Building 4: Huckleberry Finn House – The childhood home of the real Huck Finn, who goes by the name, Tom Blankenship.
Building 5: Becky Thatcher House – The home of Laura Hawkins, the inspiration for Becky.
Building 6: J.M. Clemens Justice of the Peace Office – The location where Sam’s father held court.
Building 7: Grant’s Drug Store – The location where the family lived briefly and where John Clemens died. (Display through window).
Building 8: Museum Gallery – This lovely 2-story building features interactive exhibits, the Norman Rockwell Gallery, and treasured Clemens family artifacts. Live performances are played throughout the day at specific times.
Tom & Huck Statue – Located at the foot of Cardiff Hill and offers a perfect location for a photo!
This point of interest is part of the tour: AQ | Hannibal, Missouri