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Mark Twain Birthplace State Historic Site

37352 Shrine Road, Florida, MO 65283-2127
+1 573-565-3440
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Seemed to be a very even portrayal of the man

Samuel Clemens, his unfortunate family, his wide travels and financial ups and downs were all... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
TravelFan34602
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Brooksville, Florida
Neat Little Place

Mark Twain Birthplace State Historic Site is worth visiting. We were staying at the state park a... read more

Reviewed 12 September 2017
melindaglover2
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Crocker, 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
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+1 573-565-3440
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Reviewed 1 week ago

Samuel Clemens, his unfortunate family, his wide travels and financial ups and downs were all addressed. A 20minute film was well worth the time. Belongings from his home in Hartford (and Elmira?) were displayed. The original cabin of his birth in nearby Florida is contained...More

Thank TravelFan34602
Reviewed 12 September 2017

Mark Twain Birthplace State Historic Site is worth visiting. We were staying at the state park a new miles down the road and decided to check this out. The museum is interesting with many artifacts from Samuel Clemens life and the staff goes above and...More

Thank melindaglover2
Reviewed 18 August 2017

This Missouri State Park site -- free admission -- features the house in which Samuel Clemens was born. But, oddly enough, it's not his birthplace. In 1964, the very modest house in which Clemens was born was moved from its location in Florida, Missouri to...More

Thank dhsullivan
Reviewed 25 June 2017

I have been traveling Missouri all my life and I am on a mission to visit all the state parks and historic sites. Plus, I am a big Mark Twain fan. So, I travelled down to see this place. It's been there since the 1950's...More

1  Thank barkus1968
Reviewed 17 June 2017

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

1  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

1  Thank aneal
Reviewed 17 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 28 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.

1  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

3  Thank peterglassman
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