Hannibal, Missouri, is the childhood home of Mark Twain.

Mark Twain’s Hannibal

The town that shaped one of America’s most beloved authors welcomes visitors just 120 miles north of St. Louis.

As the boyhood home of Mark Twain (born Samuel Langhorne Clemens), Hannibal is renowned as the setting for The Adventures of Tom Sawyer and Adventures of Huckleberry Finn, but the town also offers scenic riverboat cruises, guided trolley rides, ghost tours, exquisite caves and more.

See Becky Thatcher’s home, the Clemens Law Office, Grant’s Drug Store and the 30-room Rockcliffe Mansion, and on the way back to St. Louis, take note of the view – it looks the same today as it did when a young Mark Twain piloted a riverboat on the Mighty Mississippi.