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Mark Twain Birthplace State Historic Site

37352 Shrine Rd, Florida, MO 65283-2127
+1 573-565-3440
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Great little museum...for free

Expected to have to pay to get into the site and the museum...it was all free. Learned a good deal... read more

Reviewed 5 days ago
Shannon L
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Aztec, New Mexico
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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 October 17, 2017
TravelFan34602
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Brooksville, Florida
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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 Rd, Florida, MO 65283-2127
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Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

Expected to have to pay to get into the site and the museum...it was all free. Learned a good deal about Mark Twain and his life. Very interesting artifacts and displays.

Thank Shannon L
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Reviewed October 17, 2017

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

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Reviewed September 12, 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

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Reviewed August 18, 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

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Reviewed June 25, 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

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Reviewed June 17, 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

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Reviewed April 27, 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
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Reviewed April 3, 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
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Reviewed February 17, 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.

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Reviewed September 28, 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
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