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Sonora, California: Mark Twain's Cabin

A shrine for Mark Twain fans, it's a replica of the cabin where Twain lived when he wrote his famous Jumping Frog story. Only America's most important people get their log cabins rebuilt.

20777 Jackass Hill Rd, Sonora, CA
From Hwy 49 turn north at the "Mark Twain Cabin" sign onto Jackass Hill Rd and drive one mile.
Gated after dark. Local health policies may affect hours and access.
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Mark Twain's Cabin.

Mark Twain's Cabin

The Mark Twain replica cabin is at the top of the hill, and is free to see.

[Clark W, 11/03/2023]

Twain replica cabin.

Mark Twain's Cabin

A recreation of a cabin that Mark Twain once stayed in.

[Liz, 10/06/2015]

Mark Twain spent the winter of 1864-65 in the original cabin, where he wrote the "Celebrated Jumping Frog of Calaveras County" story that launched his career. Most of America's important log cabins fell down before their former occupants became famous, hence the need for replicas like this.

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