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Description - 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.

Attractions - Mark Twain Birthplace State Historic Site offers tours of the museum that houses Mark Twain's birthplace and many other items. Visitors can also cast their line in Mark Twain Lake. This site also offers interpretive programs.

Recreation - Activities at Mark Twin Birthplace State Historic Site include tours of the museum that houses Mark Twain's birthplace and many other items. Visitors can also cast their line in Mark Twain Lake. This site also offers interpretive programs.

Climate - Missouri experiences four distinct seasons with an average yearly temperature of 54 degrees F. Summer temperatures reach 90 degrees F often and are plagued with high humidity levels. Nighttime lows during the summer dip slightly near 70 degrees. September brings cooler fall weather with less humidity. By October nights begin to cool significantly and the fall foliage changes to brilliant hues of orange, red and yellow. Winter months bring an average of 24 inches of snow and normal temperatures average between 20 and 45 degrees F. Spring is characterized by wet weather with temperatures reaching between 32 and 60 degrees F.

Location - Mark Twain Birthplace State Historic Site is located in Florida Missouri off of MO-107, near Mark Twain Lake.


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Mark Twain Birthplace State Historic Site, 37352 Shrine Road , Florida, MO, 65283-2127, Phone: 573-565-3449

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