The Becky Thatcher Home is the childhood home of Laura Hawkins, Mark Twain’s childhood sweetheart. In Twain’s writings, Becky Thatcher was Tom Sawyer’s sweetheart. Hawkins lived in the house during the 1840’s and the upstairs parlor and bedroom have been restored to their original appearance. The main floor offers a book store and gift shop for visitors.
Becky Thatcher was not a real person, she was a character developed by Twain after a friend of his.
The Home is Free.
211 Hill St.