Mark Twain Birthplace State Historic Site


Park Information

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

  • Summer Hours (On-Season)
    April through October
    10 a.m. to 5 p.m. daily
  • Winter Hours (Off-Season)
    November through March
    10 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Friday through Sunday (closed Thanksgiving, Christmas and New Year's days)
    The museum is closed Monday through Thursday.

Tours are offered during these times.