Welcome to

Hannibal, Missouri


Founded in 1819


Current Population 17,814

This website is designed to showcase the unique qualities of Hannibal...the way we live, work and play...our remarkable history...the wonderful Victorian architecture found in our five historic districts...the legacy of Hannibal's most beloved son, Mark Twain...our thriving cultural and artistic community...qualities that make Hannibal the quintessential Mississippi River town. We hope to inspire you to visit Hannibal and see for yourself why we are known as:


America's Hometown

"People come to Hannibal from

everywhere just to touch the way we live."


From the book White Town Drowsing, written by Hannibal native and Pulitzer Prize winning author Ron Powers