Mark Twain Birthplace State Historic Site


Park Information

As of Wednesday, July 1, 2020, Mark Twain Birthplace State Historic Site is open for the public with recommended safety precautions and social distancing measures in place. Tours will be self-guided and by reservation-only at 10 a.m. and 1 p.m. on Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday. To make a reservation call (573) 565-3440. For more information on the health and safety measures in place, visit

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.

Park Hours

April 1 through Oct. 31 (on-season)

  • 10 a.m. – 4 p.m., Monday through Thursday
  • 10 a.m. – 5 p.m., Friday and Saturday
  • 1 p.m. – 5 p.m., Sunday

Nov. 1 through March 31 (off-season)

  • 10 a.m. – 4 p.m., Friday and Saturday
  • Closed Sunday through Thursday and Thanksgiving, Christmas and New Year’s days