Robards Mansion, located just blocks from Mark Twain’s boyhood home and the Mississippi River and is one of Hannibal’s most prominent homes. This historic Italinate Mansion is listed in the National Historic Register, built 1845 by attorney John Robards. This home boasts many architectural appointments: 12’ft ceilings with 9’Ft windows, many with wooden shutters. 3 story flying staircase ending at a glassed in cupola viewing room atop this charming old world home. The view from the heights is breathtaking. Step back in time to the “Gilded Age”, in a house built for entertaining Hannibal. John L. Robards, an attorney and lifelong friend of Samuel Clemens (Mark Twain), built this house for his wife and three children. It boasts one of a few flying Staircases in Hannibal and circles all the way to the third floor. Massive pocket doors that separate the double parlors, Three marble fireplaces mantels still remain along with some of the original patterned wood floors.