Interpretive Center (used to be the Museum Annex) - Let Mark Twain
entertain and inform you with stories of his boyhood in Hannibal. The
newly redesigned Interpretive Center allows visitors to explore the
roots of Twain's genius through a blend of artifacts and hands-on
The Mark Twain Boyhood Home - The Clemens family moved into this house
in 1843 and lived there until 1853. This is the house made famous in The
Adventures of Tom Sawyer as the home of Aunt Polly, Tom, Mary and Sid.
Visitors will feel like they are accompanying Twain as he visits his
boyhood home in his thoughts, reflecting on his childhood and remarkable
Becky Thatcher House - This is the childhood home of Laura Hawkins,
immortalized in The Adventures of Tom Sawyer as Becky Thatcher.
Upstairs, the parlor and one bedroom are open to the public.
John M. Clemens Justice of the Peace Office - John Marshall Clemens,
Mark Twain's father, presided in this building as Justice of the Peace
in the 1840s.
Grant's Drug Store - Dr. Orville Grant had his office here and operated
a drug store. The Clemens family lived upstairs with the Grants during a
lean period between 1846-1847. The first floor houses the restored
Grant's Drug Store, a typical drug store of the 1840s.
Museum Gallery (used to be the New Museum) - The museum gallery is located
on Main Street two blocks south of the Boyhood Home. The first floor
contains interactive exhibits depicting scenes from 5 of Mark Twain's
most famous works. The mezzanine level has a replica of a steamboat
pilothouse. The second floor features original Norman Rockwell
paintings from special Tom Sawyer and Huck Finn editions, as well as
traveling exhibits throughout the year.
One ticket to the Mark Twain Boyhood Home & Museum allows visitors to
enjoy a self-guided tour through all of the museum
The Haunted House on Hill Street Wax Museum
(573) 221-2220 | 215 Hill Street
This museum features 27 life-size hand carved wax figures of Mark Twain,
his family and characters from his books. It's located across the street
from Twain's boyhood home.
Mark Twain Cave and Cameron Cave
(573) 221-1656 | Highway 79
Both caves are located off Highway 79, south of Hannibal. Mark Twain
Cave is the inspiration for several of Tom and Huck's adventures in Mark
Twain's books. There is a 55-minute lighted tour of the cave available.
Cameron Cave, on the other hand, requires several guests to carry
lanterns on the one-hour-and-20-minute tour. Both caves are beautiful
and offer their own sights and sounds. One similarity is that both are
cool all year, so bring something to keep warm. Cave's website.
Mark Twain Riverboat
Hannibal's riverboat is a must-see for visitors wanting to fully
understand the majesty of the Mississippi River. The riverboat offers a
variety of cruises, including a sightseeing cruise, a dinner cruise and
a jazz cruise. The riverboat is a great way to see the area and enjoy
the river. Riverboat's web
Mark Twain Lighthouse and Lovers Leap
These two attractions offer amazing views of the Mississippi River,
Hannibal and the surrounding countryside. The lighthouse is located
north of downtown on Cardiff Hill and Lovers Leap is located south of
downtown, off Highway 79. It is a free view from both locations. If you
love beautiful views and scenery, then definitely check these out.
Molly Brown Birthplace & Museum
Birthplace and home of the Unsinkable Molly Brown, survivor of the
Titanic. See her birthplace and learn more about this legendary American
Old Jail Museum
(573) 248-2077 | 201 S 4th St.
Open May through Mid-October, Monday-Saturday 10am-5pm and Sundays
noon-5pm. The museum building was built in 1878 and has been used as a
jail, city hall and courtroom. Today, it's full of fossils from sea
animals that inhabited the area 350-400 million years ago. There is also
a gift and rock shop too.
Planters Barn Theater
(573) 231-0021 | 319 North Main Street
Experience a live encounter with humorist Mark Twain as stage actor
Richard Garey brings his acclaimed one-man show to Hannibal. Hilarious
comedy and compelling drama, this show always entertains in the Planters
Barn Theater. This live theater show has been
performed to great reviews in over forty states, Canada, Bermuda, and
now makes its home in Hannibal. Planters Barn Theater
(573) 221-4140 | 1000 Bird St.
This beautiful mansion was built in 1900. It has been restored and has
attracted worldwide attention having been featured on the History
channel. Rockcliffe invites guests to step back in time to the elegance
and splendor of the days when ballroom parties and lavish afternoon teas
were posh. Rockcliffe Mansion web
Sawyer's Creek Fun Park
(573) 221-8221 | 11011 Highway 79
Shopping, fun and food can all be found at the Sawer's Creek Fun Park.
There are a veriety of shops and the Riverview Cafe serves everything
from sandwiches to steaks. The fun park includes a putter golf course,
bumper boats, Tom's tree Slide, shooting gallery, arcade and bumper
Tom and Huck Statue
The statue is located at the base of Cardiff Hill, at the north end of
Main Street. It depicts Tom Sawyer and Huck Finn, two of Twain's most
Tom Sawyer Dioramas Museum
This museum features 16 hand-carved dioramas that depict sences from
Twain's novels involving Tom Sawyer and Huck Finn. Dioramas
share space with Twain's Yarn, a working studio, that supplies knitters
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