The Mark Twain Boyhood Home & Museum

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Basic Information

Address: 120 N Main St, Hannibal, MO 63401
Phone Number: 5732219010
Fax Number: 5732217975
Director: Henry Sweets

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The Mark Twain Boyhood Home & Museum
The Mark Twain Boyhood Home & Museum
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Additional Information

Days and Hours: Open Daily, 9:00 am - 5:00 pm, 10:00 am - 4:00 winter hours. Closed major holidays.
Grade Levels:
Group Type: Self guided school groups, tour groups and personal groups
Disabled Access:

Buildings are handicap acccesable other than second floor of Grant's Drugstore and Boyhood Home. ADA approved videos for mobility impared are available for those not able to access these locations.

Admission/Tickets: Adult Admission = $14 Senior Admission =$12 Child 6 and over = $6 Child 5 and under = Free Active-duty Military = Free Retired Military = Free Group Rates: Adults = $8 Students = $5 Applies to groups of 15 or more.
Registration: Contact to book a group visit.
Food: Candy and basic snacks available in museum gift shops. Several restaurants and sandwich shops located within one to two block radius of Museum Properties.
Length of Visit: Recommended 1 to 1 1/2 hours to view all buildings
Student/Staff Ratio: 25/1 for middle and older, recommend 1/10 for elementary or younger
Max. Group Number: Groups over 25 will be split. Recommend 25 or less within a group in historic homes.
Group Requirements: Tours are self-guided. A museum guide is available for an additional $50 fee. No running or climbing on exhibits. No flash photography to be used on paintings.
Return Policy: Tickets may be purchased at time of arrival. Returns on prepaid tickets can be arranged.
Exhibits: The Mark Twain Boyhood Home and Museum 7 properties all include exhibits. Interpretive Center focuses on a timeline of Samuel Clemens, the Becky Thatcher House focuses on Childhood in the 1800's, J. M. Clemens Justice of the Peace Office exhibits focus on the judicial system, Grant's Drugstore introduces medicine, pharmacy and life in the 1800's, the Museum Gallery includes exhibits on five of Twain's books, life as a riverboat captain, Norman Rockwell and Clemens family.
Freebies: Live Mark Twain performances begin in May and continue through October. They are free to the public in part from the Missouri Arts Council. Mark Twain Live is performed Thursday through Sundays at 4:00 pm in the Mark Twain Museum Gallery auditorium. Music Under the Stars live concerts are held outside Twain's Boyhood Home Thursday evenings at 7 pm June through August. They are free to the public. A Tom and Becky can be scheduled to greet your group, perform the engagement scene or talk to students free of charge when booking
Gift Shop/Factory Outlet: The Museum properties have 3 gift shops. Boyhood Home gift shop, Becky Thatcher gift shop and the Museum Gallery Gift Shop. Teachers receive a discount on purchases.
Videos/DVDs Shown: Ken Burns video on Life of Mark Twain in Interpretive Center, clip of original Huckleberry Finn on Museum Gallery, various other short films, outdoor kiosks and interactive videos located throughout the museum properties.
Reservations Needed: Reservations for groups are preferred.
Nearby Attractions: Mark Twain Riverboat, Jims Journey Freedom Center, Mark Twain Memorial Lighthouse, Sodalis Bat Preserve and the Mark Twain Cave is a short drive away.
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