Guests explore Mark Twain’s childhood home and the surrounding properties that inspired his stories
What You'll Get
Choose from Three Options
- $11.50 for day passes for two adults ($24 value)
- $17.50 for day passes for two adults and two children ($36 value)
- for apprentice-level membership for one person ( value)
Visitors to the Mark Twain Boyhood Home & Museum can explore eight historical properties, including Mark Twain’s boyhood home, the museum gallery, the Huckleberry Finn house, and Becky Thatcher’s house. Those who opt for the apprentice membership get free entry to the museum and its properties all year, as well as a 10% discount at the museum’s gift shops, a subscription to the bimonthly Fence Painter newsletter, members-only previews, and free or reduced fees into special exhibits and events throughout the year. Additionally, apprentice-level members receive six guest admissions for friends and family, free admission to selected special events, and a complimentary gift.
The Fine Print
About Mark Twain Boyhood Home & Museum
Countless readers remember the white fences and riverside scenery described in The Adventures of Tom Sawyer or Adventures of Huckleberry Finn. But fewer have visited the quaint two-story house where author Mark Twain spent his childhood, gathering inspiration for his famous stories. The spot, first converted into a museum in 1912, was named one of the Top 100 Places to Take Your Kids by Frommer's. Visitors today continue to peruse one-of-a-kind relics from Twain's life, such as his tobacco pipe, his pocket watch, and his Oxford gown. Seven other historic sites surround Twain's boyhood home, among them a museum gallery with 15 Norman Rockwell paintings that depict imagery from Twain's works and the Huckleberry Finn house, the former home of the character's real-life inspiration, Tom Blankenship.