No other author is more tied to the Mississippi River than Mark Twain. In fact, the banks of the Mississippi River was home to Samuel Langhorne Clemens, better known as Mark Twain, from 1844 to 1853. The Mark Twain Museum and Interpretive Center tells the story of Twain’s boyhood years and his rise to literary prominence. In addition to the museum, you can tour seven properties including the Mark Twain Boyhood Home, the Becky Thatcher House, Huckleberry Finn House, J.M. Clemens Justice of the Peace Office and the newly reopened Grant’s Drug Store, Museum Gallery and Interpretive Center. When you start your journey at Twain Interpretive Center in Hannibal Missouri, you can see how he turned his childhood friends into characters in his most beloved novels. Ride a raft with Huck and Jim, explore a cave with Tom & Becky, and paint the famous whitewashed fence. The Museum Gallery features 15 original Norman Rockwell paintings, as well as a wealth of artifacts from Twain’s life. Experience live performances and storytelling from Mark Twain during the summer months.
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