Become a part of Hannibal's history! Part role playing game, part treasure hunt, this all day, at-your-own-pace event will immerse you in the Gilded Age of the late Victorian era. As you stroll through the streets of the historic districts, you'll interact with legends and prominent residents from Hannibal's past: HRH Queen Victoria, U. S. President Teddy Roosevelt, The "Unsinkable" Molly Brown, "Around the World in 72 Days" Nellie Bly, "Queen of Vaudeville" Sophie Tucker,  Cliff Edwards aka "Ukelele Ike", wealthy lumber barons, riverboat gamblers, railroadmen, scalawags, ladies-of-the-evening, and many others! These colorful characters will lead you along your journey to special rewards including prizes, Medals, free passes to events, and special invitations to "clandestine" happenings only available to those who ask the right questions and appear in the right places. Main Street merchants will also add to the fun with games to reveal "outcomes" and clues to further your adventure. Steampunk attire is encouraged by not mandatory.


Your entry fee of $10 per person includes a specially-designed souvenir game book, maps, special clues, coupons for various downtown merchants and a gilded "Participants Medal" to grant you access to the merchants and interactive characters' clues and information. Fun for all ages! Only $10 per person to play, reserve your Player's Package today!

Nellie Bly

HRH Queen Victoria



Cliff Edwards

"Ukelele Ike"

The "Unsinkable"

Molly Brown

Underwood & Underwood Stereoview of Teddy Roosevelt speaking in Hannibal, 1903

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Big River Steampunk Festival is Presented By:

Hannibal History Museum Foundation

200 N. Main Street

Hannibal, MO 63401

(573) 248-1819

a 501(c)(3) Missouri non-profit corporation

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