Mark Twain Birthplace State Historic Site


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

For temporary closures related to weather, stewardship activities and maintenance, visit our Park and Site Status Map.

Beginning Thursday, May 27, the park office and museum will be open to the public from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m., Thursday through Saturday. At all other times, the office will be open when staff are on duty and in the office. For inquiries, please call the park office at 573-565-3440.