The cave was made famous by the author Mark Twain. Twain grew up in Hannibal and had spent much of his childhood playing in the cave near his home. His memory of the cave stayed with him into adulthood and eventually became immortalized in his writings.
The “Unsinkable” Molly Brown was born in Hannibal in 1867. Visit the small cottage where she was born, hear tales of her childhood and learn her rags-to-riches story during your guided tour. Open seasonally.
Visit the gallery and learn about how the Arts Council is creating community through the arts. From public art projects to live performances, to arty parties, art is beautifying Hannibal.
Shop for antiques, souvenirs, books, art, authentic Native American crafts, quilts, chocolates and other edible treats, pottery, clothing and more in historic downtown Hannibal.