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We went to the Mark Twain Museum of Memories. This was a fascinating museum to see.
Mark Twain (born Samuel Clemens) made his way out west to be a news paper reporter for Virginia City. It was a time of mining, and a booming mining...More
The real attraction in this basement full of random antique printing knick knacks is the original desk that Twain used while working on the Virginia City paper, the Territorial Enterprise. Otherwise, it's a jumble of old papers (none of them by Twain), typesetting equipment, printing...More
The museum was contained in a basement below the gift shop. The history of the building is interesting, and there were a couple of neat pieces, but nothing particularly illuminating about Mark Twain himself. I wouldn't recommend really recommend this to visitors.
We stopped by here during our visit to Virginia City. To access the museum you enter a gift shop, fork over your ducats, (believe it was $6) and are let past a chain to go downstairs in the large one room museum. This room was...More
We really wanted to go here. It just so happened that we arrived on a Friday and I downloaded some Virginia City app on my phone which offered FREE access to museums on the first Friday of each month. We got a pass at the...More
As you will see, if my photos are published, the Mark Twain Museum has one big issue. Very narrow and very steep stairs leading down to the museum proper. So it is not for everyone in my humble opinion. That being said I enjoyed looking...More
Any Mark Twain fan should make an effort to get here. There are many equipment exhibits and interesting memorabilia. His big desk is the next restoration project, supposedly. The old newspapers have many stories to tell, if only we could read more than just a...More