Garth Mansion is quiet and secluded, yet only minutes to visit Hannibal MO.
Explore the fascinating history of the area, shopping, dining, and more!

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.

Mark Twain Museum

The frame house known as the Mark Twain Boyhood Home was constructed around 1843 or 1844. The John Marshall Clemens family lived here until leaving town in 1853. Following their departure, this became a rental property.

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.

Experience the magic of the Mighty Mississippi! Take in the beautiful sights on a sightseeing cruise, or enjoy a night of dinner and dancing on the dinner cruise.

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.

Guests of Garth Woodside Mansion enjoy a beautiful breakfast. If you’re headed out to explore Hannibal, you’ll find everything from Asian to Italian, pubs to pizza, and more. Click here for a partial list of restaurants.

relax and unwind

If you enjoy a glass of wine, beer, or spirits, Hannibal won’t let you down. Finn’s Food and Spirits, the Cave Hollow Winery, and the Main Street Wine Stoppe will surely please. 

Hannibal has 25 parks, including the Sodalis Nature Preserve and Riverview Park. For a panoramic view, head over to Lover’s Leap. If steps don’t deter you, walk up to the Mark Twain Memorial Lighthouse for a workout!