A. Mark Twain Birthplace State Historic Site
Samuel Clemens/Mark Twain, was born at this Florida, Mo., site in 1835 - 50 years later, he published Grant's Memoirs. Grant, at the time a colonel, made a one-night headquarters in Florida while searching for Missouri State Guard General Thomas Harris.
B. Mark Twain Boyhood Home and Museum
Learn more about Twain, who published Grant's Memoirs, with a self-guided tour of the Mark Twain Boyhood Home and Museum. The Boyhood Home is designated a National Historic Landmark.
C. Audrain County Historical Society Museum
This museum is housed in a mansion that hosted then Col. Ulysses S. Grant during the early days of the Civil War. Nine of its rooms house displays that permit visitors to experience the Victorian elegance of the past as well as the rich history of Audrain County. Admission is $5 for adults; $3 for children ages 12 and younger.
D. Following Grant’s Footsteps
Enjoy the late 1800s elegance of this home, which was built in 1893. This Victorian house was once the home of Allen Percy Green, the owner/operator of the Green Refractory, a world renown fire-brick manufacturer.