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.
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.
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
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Phone us 573-221-9010 extension 401
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Your ticket gives you the following access to these Museum Properties:
- Interpretive Center – A timeline of Mark Twains life and includes interactive exhibits
- 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.
- Boyhood Home Gift Shop – the original museum, the 1937 stone building built by the WPA
- Huckleberry Finn House – where the REAL Huck Finn (Tom Blankenship) grew up
- 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.
- J.M. Clemens Justice of the Peace Office – where Sam’s father held court
- Grant’s Drugstore – also referred to as the Pilaster House. Sam and his family lived upstairs with Dr. Grant’s family
- 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!
- 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
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.