United States

120 North Main St.
Phone: (573)-221-9010
Fax: (573) 221-7975
Website: https://www.marktwainmuse

Mark Twain Boyhood Home & Museum

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 at their leisure.

Permanent Collection

The Mark Twain Boyhood Home & Museum encompasses eight buildings including six historically significant buildings and two exciting, 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' childhood and experience the beloved stories he created as Mark Twain through the power of his imagination.

The museum properties are nestled in the heart of 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 give us a call or email us and we'll do everything we can to help.


March 2007: Local “Block Party

Previous Exhibitions

Jan. – May 2007: Local exhibit: African Americans in Hannibal: Stories of our Lives

Like all communities in the United States, Hannibal's unique African American community has their own unique stories and history. Come explore Hannibal’s unique African American stories that are part of the Great American Story

Forthcoming exhibitions

June – August: Rural Images Traveling Exhibit

This traveling exhibit features the Cartoon Art of J.R. Williams, Ace Reid, and Jerry Palen. Taken together, the works of these three artists offer an insightful, sometimes humorous, always poignant look into American agricultural life during the 20th Century.

September – November: The Verdict of History, Examining Missouri's Judicial Records Traveling Exhibit from the Missouri State Archives
Sooner or later the issues that make up the drama of life are turned into legal questions and the courts are asked to solve society's problems. This exhibit showcases some of Missouri’s judicial records. Also on display will be the newly re-discovered law journal of John Marshall Clemens, father of Mark Twain.


Adult: $8.00
Senior: $6.50 (60 & over)
Child: $4.00 (6 - 12 years)
Under 6 is free

Special discounts apply for groups of 20 or more.

Opening hours

We are open seven days a week throughout the year.
Closed Easter, Thanksgiving, Christmas, and New Year's Day.

March: 9:00 - 4:00; Sundays 12:00 - 4:00
April: 9:00 - 5:00 Daily
May: 8:00 - 5:00 Daily
June, July, August: 8:00 - 6:00 Daily
September & October: 9:00 - 5:00 Daily
November through February: 10:00 - 4:00; Sundays: 12:00 - 4:00

The Museum Gallery building opens one hour later than the above times during March through October.


Shopping, river & restaurants all within walking distance!

Museum internal and external photos (8)

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News and events

New this Spring! The Museum invites you to join us for tea!
The museum is starting an exciting new afternoon series this spring! Join John North, host of the museum's popular Easy Cooking with John! series as he hosts “The Tea Time Party


Student (K thru College): $25
Individual: $50
Couple: $75
Family: $100

*Seniors (60 & up) receive a 10% discount on an Individual, Couple, or Family membership.

As a member of all levels you can expect the following benefits:

Free admission to all museum properties for one with a Student or Individual membership, for two with a Couple membership, and for two adults and all children living in the home with a Family membership or higher
10% discount at all times at the three museum gift shops and special promotions during the year
A subscription to the bi-monthly Fence Painter newsletter
Free or reduced fees for special events and programs
Members only previews of new exhibits
Free entry into special exhibits throughout the year

Apprentice: $250
Journeyman: $500
Reporter: $1,000

For those members of the Apprentice level and above you will also receive:

Six free admission tickets for friends and family
Free admission to selected special events
A complimentary gift (see web site for current gift)

Cub Pilot: $2,500
River Pilot: $5,000

For those members of the Cub Pilot level and above you will receive all of the above as well as the following benefits:

Free admission to all events
Twelve free admission tickets for friends and family
Private guided tour for a party of twelve