A house says a lot about its owner, as evidenced by Galileo's collection of telescopes and Lincoln's drawer full of T-shirts that say "I hope I don't get assassinated one day." Take a peek inside the mind of a historic figure with this Groupon.
Choose from Three Options
- $11 for day passes for two adults (a $22 value)
- $17 for day passes for two adults and two children (a $34 value)
- $25 for a one-year Associate family membership for two adults and all children living in the home (a $50 value)
Visitors to the Mark Twain Boyhood Home & Museum can explore eight historical properties, including the main house, the museum gallery, the Huckleberry Finn house, and Grant's Drug Store. Those who opt for the family membership also get 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.
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.