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Mark Twain Birthplace State Historic Site

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Mark Twain Birthplace State Historic Site -- But Not Where He Was Born

This Missouri State Park site -- free admission -- features the house in which Samuel Clemens was... read more

Reviewed August 18, 2017
dhsullivan
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Arnold, Maryland
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 June 17, 2017
ltldxi
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Winchester, Illinois
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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...more
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37352 Shrine Rd, Florida, MO 65283-2127
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Reviewed July 28, 2018

Mark Twains birthplace is worth it to go see it. Admission is free and it was very interesting about Mark Twains childhood /life. His house is well protected inside the museum building and you can walk around reading about his childhood. There is a 20...More

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Reviewed July 13, 2018 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 ShannonLynch
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

Thank Melinda G
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

Thank dhsullivan
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

Thank ltldxi
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
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
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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