Mark Twain Boyhood Home & Museum Group Tours

A tour of the Mark Twain Boyhood Home & Museum will be a memorable trip for your group!

Our properties allow your group to be easily dropped off at the door, where restrooms and a water fountain are easily accessible. Groups then go through the properties at their own pace, allowing everyone to see the Museum properties at their leisure.

The Mark Twain Boyhood Home & Museum is open 7 days a week. From Mid-March through October the hours are 9 to 5 daily. From November through mid-March the hours are 10 to 4 daily. The ticket includes eight buildings (five of these are on the National Register of Historic Places) and two 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’s childhood and experience the beloved stories he created as Mark Twain through the power of his imagination. Try to plan your visit to catch one of our live performances at the Museum Gallery!

The Museum properties are nestled in the heart of historic downtown Hannibal, allowing your group to browse the many unique shops and take in the scenic peacefulness of the muddy Mississippi during their tour.

We work hard to make your group tour an enjoyable experience. If you have special needs or questions regarding a tour, please call us or email us with the form below and we’ll do everything we can to help.

“I have found out there ain’t no surer way to find out whether you like people or hate them than to travel with them."

- Mark Twain

Group Tour Admission Fee
(minimum 20 people with pre-registration)
Adult Group$8 per person
School Tour$5 per person

Group Tickets Give You Access to These Museum Properties

  • Interpretive Center

    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.

  • Boyhood Home Gift Shop

    The original museum is 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.

  • J.M. Clemens Justice of the Peace Office

    Where Sam’s father held court.

  • Grant’s. Drugstore, Pilaster House

    Dr. Grant and his family lived upstairs and the Clemens family lived there for a brief time.

  • 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 from Mark Twain at 4:00 p.m. Thursdays through Sundays from March through October.

  • Tom & Huck Statue

    At the foot of Cardiff Hill, available to the public for a great family photo.

Group Tour Perks

The Museum always welcomes bus groups and wants to make sure your time in Hannibal is enjoyable!  The Hannibal Convention and Visitors Bureau can provide welcome bags for your group on arrival to Hannibal and assist with scheduling other tourist attractions.  You can also arrange to have Hannibal’s official “Tom & Becky” greet your group, schedule a 15 minute group talk or a guided tour.  For more information about these special group benefits, email us below.

  • Want something to entertain your group on your bus ride to the museum? Why not print off this fun Twain Trivia page for the tour bus ride and test your group?

  • Once you arrive, challenge yourselves with our Scavenger Hunt.

Book a Group Tour

Booking a tour with the museum is easy! Simply call the museum at 573-221-9010 ext. 409 or email us using the contact form below. Our helpful staff will then put your reservation in our database and send you a confirmation letter confirming your group's reservation. No advance deposit or payment is necessary - simply bring payment in the form of cash, check, or credit card on the day of the visit. This form is not a binding agreement; you will not be penalized if you are forced to reschedule or cancel your tour.

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