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Mark Twain Museum of Memories

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Fascinating Look at Mark Twain's Life as a Reporter in Virginia City

We went to the Mark Twain Museum of Memories. This was a fascinating museum to see. Mark... read more

Reviewed 7 September 2017
mini
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Fremont, California
Good for real Mark Twain fans

The real attraction in this basement full of random antique printing knick knacks is the original... read more

Reviewed 25 August 2017
LKJames
,
Fort Bragg, California
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  • Excellent28%
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  • Average33%
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“steep stairs” (3 reviews)
“room museum” (2 reviews)
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Virginia City, NV
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Reviewed 7 September 2017

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

Thank mini
Reviewed 25 August 2017 via mobile

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

Thank LKJames
Reviewed 14 June 2017 via mobile

The lady was nice and helpful but the museum wasn't worth $5. It is a basement room with old printing equipment but not much about Mark twain other that paintings.

Thank Karina C
Reviewed 31 May 2017

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.

Thank jenlan23
Reviewed 16 September 2016

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

1  Thank SoCalOregonian
Reviewed 23 August 2016

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

2  Thank Actual_User
Reviewed 17 August 2016

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

1  Thank kanbaatar
Reviewed 8 July 2016

Hidden inside a gift shop, it's a very nice comprehensive museum for Mark Twain and his association with the city and things he's written and said. Lots of good history on his life and works.

Thank Bernardo F
Reviewed 3 July 2016

Although a small museum, the information you receive is well worth the couple bucks getting in. We especially enjoyed seeing the old pictures of miners and the equipment they used.

Thank freejacque
Reviewed 7 June 2016

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

Thank orcasgal
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