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Jim’s Journey: The Huck Finn Freedom Center

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Jim’s Journey: The Huck Finn Freedom Center is Hannibal’s newest museum. This Northeast Missouri African American history museum is also the country’s only memorial to Jim, Huck Finn’s friend and companion in Adventures of Huckleberry Finn.

Visitors will learn about Twain, the humanitarian who used satire and humor to undermine racism in his literature and his actions. This collection of artifacts, photographs, and memorabilia tell the story of Daniel Quarles aka Jim and the other African Americans in Twain’s life/writings. 

This African American history museum gives dignity to Hannibal’s nameless, invisible ancestors who labored as slaves for more than 50 years in our community. Learn more about the struggles and contributions of African American residents in “America’s Hometown.”

Admission: free.

Open June 1st-Labor Day

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Open Seasonally. Check website for details.
509 N. Third St.
Hannibal, MO 63401

Additional Information

Travelers With Disabilities Information
ADA Fully Compliant
Partially Wheelchair Accessible
Smoking Policy
No Smoking
Activities Within 10 Miles
Historic District
Cost Of Admission
Donations Accepted
General Interest Info
Open Seasonally Only
Group Policy
Advance Contact Requested
Pet Policy
Pets Allowed / Additional Fee
Suitable For These Age Groups
All Ages