at Mark Twain Birthplace State Historic Site
Visitor Center and Park Office
This modern museum contains the actual cabin where Samuel Clemens was born. From two handicap parking spaces, across the drive and up the concrete ramp, you enter the lobby to be greeted by an informative staff person. Immediately off to your left is the cabin. A ramp takes you down to where the cabin sits with the doors open so you can peer in where an eight-member family lived. All around the cabin are exhibits that help tell their tale.
On the other side of the lobby are more exhibits of Mark Twain's furniture, the original manuscript of "The Adventures of Tom Sawyer," a room for an audio-visual presentation and other items relating to the life of Mark Twain. An accessible water fountain and restroom are available.
Not far from the parking lot is a scenic overlook that can be reached by going across natural turf. Some users may need assistance; however, in fair weather, the short, mown grass should be accessible.
For more information, contact the historic site:
Mark Twain Birthplace State Historic Site
37352 Shrine Road
Florida, MO 65283
Last updated: May 2022