The Mark Twain Study
The Mark Twain Study, previously located Elmira College campus, is the study in which the famous author penned The Adventures of Tom Sawyer, The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn, and other iconic works. USA Today named the Mark Twain Study one of the nation’s top ten literary landmarks
Final resting place of such notables as Ernie Davis, first African American to receive a Heisman Trophy; Hal Roach, film & TV producer of such classics as Our Gang and Laurel and Hardy; John W. Jones, former slave who aided in the escape of over 800 slaves; and Mark Twain, American writer and humorist.
Opened in 1857, Eldridge Park is a staple in Chemung County. Visitors today can enjoy picnics, walking trail, skate park, live music, rides such as the Thunder Birds, Tilt-a-Whirl, Mark Twain Mini-Golf Course and one of the world’s fastest traditional carousels in the United States.