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“Don't be fooled by the "Historic Downtown Florida" sign” 3 of 5 stars
Review of Mark Twain Birthplace State Historic Site

Mark Twain Birthplace State Historic Site
37352 Shrine Road, Florida, MO 65283
573-565-3449
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Ranked #1 of 2 attractions in Florida
Type: Historic Sites
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Owner description: 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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“Don't be fooled by the "Historic Downtown Florida" sign”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 25, 2012

There's not much left in Florida, MO. You'll find the remnants of a once larger town and a memorial marking where Mark Twain was born. The actual house has been moved to the state historic site and museum.

There is a small fee for the museum, which contains the house and some exhibits about Mark Twain. There's also a short documentary about the author. It's a very small but well maintained museum. The woman working the front desk was very pleasant and helpful.

Visited April 2012
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