Mark Twain Birthplace State Historic Site

Activities

Park Information

Mark Twain State Park and Mark Twain Birthplace State Historic Site will be completely closed to the public Nov. 4-7 and Dec. 9-12, 2022, due to managed deer hunts on the property.

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.

Park Hours

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

Mark Twain Birthplace Memorial Museum hours

April through October (on-season) 
10 a.m. to 4 p.m., Tuesday through Saturday
Closed Sunday and Monday 

November through March (off-season) 
10 a.m. to 4 p.m., Friday and Saturday
Closed Sunday through Thursday
Closed Christmas and New Year's days and the day after Thanksgiving

Park Office hours

April through October (on-season) 
10 a.m. to 4 p.m., Tuesday through Saturday
Closed Sunday and Monday 

November through March (off-season) 
10 a.m. to 4 p.m., Friday and Saturday
Closed Sunday through Thursday
Closed Christmas and New Year's days and the day after Thanksgiving