Mark Twain’s Hannibal
Small Town America
3 Days | Spring | Summer | Fall April-Sept
Starting At $Flexible Pricing
Hannibal is one of Missouri’s best tourism destinations. As the boyhood home of Mark Twain, Hannibal is famously known as the setting for Tom Sawyer and Huckleberry Finn. But there’s also trains and ghost tours and caves and so much more.
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Day 1 – Hannibal, MO – Star Theatre Dinner & Movie or Performance
Arrive in Hannibal, MO for a two night stay at a local hotel. Tonight, enjoy dinner and a classic movie at the Historic Star Theatre. The theater is family-owned and restored, and the owners will gladly talk to your group about the theater’s restoration before the show. Choose from a wide selection of classic movies to entertain your group, or groups of 30 or more, a live performance option is also available. (D)
Day 2 – Hannibal Trolley Tour – Mark Twain Boyhood Home & Museum – Lunch at Old Planter’s – Tour the Museum Gallery Building – Mark Twain Performance – Dinner Cruise on Mark Twain Riverboat
After breakfast, take a ride on the Hannibal Trolley for a city tour. Step back into history and relive the adventures of Mark Twain’s days in Hannibal. On the tour, you will hear about the history of Hannibal, see many sights including scenic outlooks, famous landmarks and beautiful historic homes.
Next, visit the Mark Twain Boyhood Home & Museum. Discover how a young boy growing up in the small village of Hannibal became one of the world’s most famous authors. Explore the Hannibal of Samuel Clemen’s childhood and experience the beloved stories he created through the power of his imagination.
Lunch is included today at Ole Planters Restaurant, a family-owned downtown staple for over 30 years. The restaurant is famous for their homemade pies.
Returning to the Museum Gallery Building, 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.
Also included today is a “Mark Twain” performance. Through the magic of theater, stage actor Richard Garey brings Mark Twain to life in the Historic Planters Barn Theater. Returning Mark Twain to the Hannibal he loved, this show captures the man and legend. Full of humor, comedic sketches, irreverent wisdom and penetrating insight into human nature, Mark Twain HIMSELF is great theater (available Wed-Sat, May –Sept).
Or you could see “Mark Twain Live” by Jim Waddell at Cave Hollow Theatre, located within the Mark Twain Cave Complex. Raconteur Jim Waddell reweaves yarns first spun by Mark Twain, the creator of some of our most treasured literature. This presentation has been lauded by Twainian scholars for its authenticity of deliverance and mannerisms. (Performances Wed. – Sun. April – November).
End the day with a dinner Cruise on the Mark Twain Riverboat. See this famous river town from the boat that bears the name of its most famous citizen, Mark Twain. Cruise includes dinner and live music. (B,L,D)
Day 3 – Rockcliffe Mansion – Depart for Home
This morning after breakfast, tour Rockcliffe Mansion, one of America’s Gilded Age Mansions. This amazing American castle, built to overlook the Mighty Mississippi, was built between 1898 and 1900, and is listed on the National Register of Historic Homes. Decorated in the Late Victorian and Art Nouveau styles, most of the original antique furnishings, gas/electric combination lighting fixtures, high-end plumbing fixtures, and personal effects of the original family were preserved and are on display. Many of the unique architectural features of the Mansion would be difficult, if not impossible, to duplicate today.
Following your tour, depart for home. (B)