Mark Twain Birthplace State Historic Site

Activities

Park Information

Missouri State Parks has implemented a number of measures designed to maintain required social distancing and protect visitors, volunteers and staff. We ask our visitors to view our Park Hours to confirm operating hours. A full list of temporary closures can be found here. The latest information from Missouri State Parks on COVID-19 can be found here.

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

COVID-19 Temporary Hours

The Si Colborn group camp is open for the 2021 season with reduced capacity limits. Current capacity is no more than 38 overnight guest. For more information, please call the park office at 573-565-3440.

Huck Hall enclosed shelter can be reserved by calling 573-565-3440.  Current capacity limits for Huck Hall is a maximum of 50 people.

The CCC open shelter can be reserved by calling 573-565-3440.  Current capacity limits for the CCC shelter is a maximum of 30 people.

Museum Hours

COVID-19 Temporary Hours

Beginning Tuesday, April 6, 2021, self-guided tours will resume at Mark Twain Birthplace State Historic Site. Tours will be available Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday at 10 a.m. and 1 p.m. by reservation only. Reservations can be made by phone Monday through Friday from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. Groups will be limited to 10 people.

April 15 through Oct. 31 (on-season)
Tuesdays, Wednesdays and Thursdays at 10 a.m. and 1 p.m., by reservation only and limited to 10 people per tour. Reservation must be made at least 24 hours in advance and can be made by calling 573-565-3440.

Nov. 1 through April 14 (off-season)
Tuesdays, Wednesdays and Thursdays at 10 a.m. and 1 p.m., by reservation only and limited to 10 people per tour. Reservation must be made at least 24 hours in advance and can be made by calling 573-565-3440.