Plan Your Visit

Tour our historic properties and museums:  Visit the Boyhood Home, a National Historic Landmark, Becky Thatcher’s House, Huckleberry Finn House, J.M. Clemens Justice of the Peace Office, newly restored Grant’s Drugstore, Interpretive Center and the Museum Gallery for one ticket Price.

Explore interactive exhibits for all ages:  Wander through some of Sam’s most famous novels-ride a raft with Huck and Jim, explore a cave with Tom and Becky, pilot a steamboat and paint the famous whitewashed fence.

View Memorabilia from Sam’s life:  Get an up close view of Mark Twain’s Oxford gown, his white jacket, two of his inventions and other personal artifacts.

The Mark Twain Boyhood Museum is open year-round.

Mid to Late March through January 1

  • Monday – Sunday | 10:00 am – 5:00 pm
  • Closed Easter Sunday, Thanksgiving Day, Christmas Day and New Year’s Day.

January 2 through Mid to Late March 

  • Monday – Sunday | 10:00 am – 4:00 pm
  • Call the Museum offices at 573-221-9010 extension 401 for current hours.

2013-04-22 14.47.42Getting Here

The easiest way to find The Mark Twain Boyhood Home & Museum is to use Google Maps.  Click here to get driving directions using Google Maps.

We suggest you begin your tour at the Interpretive Center located at 415 N. Main Street, Hannibal, MO.

Mark Twain Boyhood Home & Museum Properties

To take an online tour of our properties, click here.

Phone us 573-221-9010 extension 401

To download a FREE copy of the Mark Twain Museum brochure, please click here

Your ticket gives you the following access to these Museum Properties:

    1. Interpretive Center – A timeline of Mark Twains life and includes interactive exhibits
    2. Mark Twain’s Boyhood Home & Garden – see where Sam Clemens grew up (and where the REAL adventures of “Tom Sawyer” took place) in a lovely garden flanked by a stone wall built by the WPA.  The home is on the register of  National Historic Landmarks.
    3. Boyhood Home Gift Shop – the original museum, the 1937 stone building built by the WPA
    4. Huckleberry Finn House – where the REAL Huck Finn (Tom Blankenship) grew up
    5. Becky Thatcher House – home of Laura Hawkins, the inspiration for Becky.  The home is a museum dedicated to Laura Hawkins and also explores what childhood was like in the mid 1800’s.
    6. J.M. Clemens Justice of the Peace Office – where Sam’s father held court
    7. Grant’s Drugstorealso referred to as the Pilaster House.  Sam and his family lived upstairs with Dr. Grant’s family
    8. Museum Gallery – lovely 2-story building featuring interactive exhibits, the Norman Rockwell Gallery, and treasured Clemens family artifacts. Time your visit to see a live performance by Mark Twain!
    9. Tom & Huck Statue – at the foot of Cardiff Hill, available to the public for a great family photo

Mark Twain Performances

Free Seasonal Mark Twain Performances included with your admission!

Mark Twain impersonator, Jim Waddell, returns to the Mark Twain Boyhood Home and Museum this summer with a new performance entitled

                                                                                          “The Inspiration for Tom Sawyer”

“The Inspiration for Tom Sawyer” focuses on incidents Mark Twain recounted in his articles and stories that led to one of his most famous books,

The Adventures of Tom Sawyer.

Music Under the Stars

Becky at MUTSAnd don’t forget to plan your visit around our free summer concert series,

Music Under the Stars!  Held every Thursday evening, June through August

on Historic Hill Street.

We suggest at least 1 to 1 1/2 hours to view all of the buildings.

Adults (18+): $12.00
Seniors (60+): $10.00  
Children (6-17): $6.00 
5 and under: Free

Visa, Mastercard & Discover gladly accepted.

Special discounts apply for groups of 20 or more. Please click on Group Tour Information to learn more.

For further information to enhance your experience in Hannibal, please visit the following links:

Visit Hannibal

Read the Hannibal Courier-Post Online

KHMO Radio

Hannibal Area Chamber of Commerce

Hannibal Public Library

The Tom and Becky Program

Experience Mississippi River

Visit Missouri