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Mark Twain Birthplace State Historic Site

37352 Shrine Road, Florida, MO 65283-2127
+1 573-565-3449
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Neat little place to visit and take a little hike with the kids.

It's a little museum but it has a lot of information to share! The displays are all nice and well... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Winchester, Illinois
A Hidden Gem in Missouri

Mark Twain Birthplace State Historic Site is worth spending the day. The museum is interesting... read more

Reviewed 27 April 2017
Monroe City, Missouri
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Nothing says “Missouri literature” like Mark Twain. And nothing says “Mark Twain was here” like the state historic site that bears his name. Mark Twain Birthplace State Historic Site has the two-room rented cabin Samuel Clemens – Twain’s real name – was born in, first editions of many of the author’s works, a handwritten manuscript of The Adventures of Tom Sawyer and many of the furnishings from Twain’s Connecticut home. The site also has a public reading room for personal study and research.
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37352 Shrine Road, Florida, MO 65283-2127
+1 573-565-3449
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Reviewed 1 week ago

It's a little museum but it has a lot of information to share! The displays are all nice and well maintained. They do have a public restroom and also a gift shop! There is a little hiking trail for the kids and also a scenic...More

Thank ltldxi
Reviewed 27 April 2017

Mark Twain Birthplace State Historic Site is worth spending the day. The museum is interesting with many artifacts from Samuel Clemens life. The film is short but comprehensive and sets the tone for a rewarding experience. The staff goes above and beyond to answer questions....More

Thank Scottie074
Reviewed 4 April 2017

If you are on a Mark Twain pilgrimage you have to come here. There's not as much to see as in Hannibal, but it presents an important part of the story about Samuel Clemens and his rise to fame. Twain's birth home is preserved inside...More

Thank aneal
Reviewed 18 February 2017

Small museum about Mark Twain, which includes his birth home (which has been moved to its current location). Museum had some interesting artifacts. Site of where home was located originally is marked with a plaque on a stand, so it is easy to find.

Thank jennifer s
Reviewed 29 September 2016

After touring Hanibal we decided to detour to see Florida Missourri to see Mark Twain actual birth place. Its quite a distance away and there is little to see. Even the location where the cottage was is questionable. Overall it's not worth the drive.

Thank MOKKualaLumpur
Reviewed 15 July 2016

This place is about a 45 minute drive from Hannibal, Mo. In Hannibal you will see his boyhood home, but he wasn't born there, he was born in Florida, MO. The house is original but it is not in the original location, it has been...More

2  Thank peterglassman
Reviewed 3 June 2016 via mobile

This historic site is located within the Mark Twain State Park and is co-located with the Visitor Center. It houses the cabin where Samuel Clemens (aka Mark Twain) was born. The cabin has been moved from the tiny town of Florida, a couple of miles...More

2  Thank TexasTravelerGoGo
Reviewed 20 December 2015 via mobile

A long ways away from anywhere... Worth a detour only if you have time and patience to get there. Even though the house is technically the original birth house, its current setting underneath a curved dome is out of place and odd, like you're looking...More

1  Thank MindyLePooh
Reviewed 16 December 2015

We're doing a Twain weekend. We may as well stop by. Glad we did. It's Free. I like Free, which makes it more fun! I'm glad time and money had been taken in preserving this and the building that houses his birthplace is interesting mid...More

1  Thank JCMKc
Reviewed 16 August 2015

We stopped here on our way from Branson to Hannibal and began a day devoted to Mark Twain. This was more than I'd expected. The cabin in which Twain was born (rented by his parents) was moved to this location and is inside the museum...More

Thank shellyvdw
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