Mark Twain Boyhood Home & Museum Properties

PLEASE NOTE: The Mark Twain Boyhood Home Museum will be CLOSED  Feb. 10 -13 for floor renovation. During this time, you can still tour the Museum Gallery Building  

415 N. Main St.
(573) 221-9010
Dates & Hours: Open Daily 9AM – 5PM

The Stories Started Here

Explore the roots of Twain’s genius as you discover how a young boy from a small river town became America’s most beloved author and humorist. Tour six historic properties and museums – See the Mark Twain Boyhood Home, a National Historic Landmark, the newly reopened Becky Thatcher House, Huckleberry Finn House, J.M. Clemens Justice of the Peace Office, Museum Gallery and Interpretive Center for one ticket price.  The Mark Twain Museum offers something for everyone in the family.

Explore interactive exhibits for all ages

Start your journey in the Interpretive Center and see how Twain turned his childhood friends into characters in his most beloved novels. Wander through some of Mark Twain’s most famous 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.

Experience the life of young Samuel Clemens and learn how he became Mark Twain!

Enjoy three Gift Shops!

The Mark Twain Museum has three beautiful gift shops, each offering its own unique assortment of books, souvenirs and gifts. Museum tickets are not needed to enter the gift shops.


Partial accessibility. Some historic buildings not wheelchair accessible.  Interpretive Center and Museum Gallery are fully accessible. handicap