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Twain Country Summer Tours

Guided tours aboard an air-conditioned tour bus will depart on the hour from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. on Thursdays through Saturdays from July 21 through August 27. Riders may board from the lobby of the Chemung Valley History Museum, located at 415 East Water Street in Elmira. Reservations are suggested, but not required, and can be made by calling 607-734-4167.

During the tours that depart from 10:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m., the trolley offers a 60-minute narrated tour of Elmira and its rich history including the Mark Twain Study. The last tour of each day (at 2:00 p.m.) offers a different route featuring the Mark Twain Study as well as Twain’s gravesite.


What you will view on the Twain Country Summer Tour:

  • Where Mark Twain lived and wrote, including the Mark Twain Study on the campus of Elmira College.
  • The beautiful Maple Avenue District adorned with stately Victorian era homes.
  • Historic Dunn Field, home of the Elmira Pioneers baseball team and some other fun tidbits of history.
  • The Chemung Valley History Museum, where you can come face to face with our intriguing past.
  • Civil War Sites including the Civil War Prison Camp and Woodlawn National Cemetery, honoring fallen Civil War Union and Confederate Soldiers as well as modern era Armed Services Veterans.
  • The quaint avenues of the Historic Near Westside Neighborhood in Elmira.
  • The neo-classical Arnot Art Museum, featuring an envious collection of turn of the century paintings coupled with temporary exhibits showcasing fine art from around the world.
  • The Clemens Center, a regional performing arts center and home to the gloriously restored Powers Theater.
  • Historic Eldridge Park

Sign-ups for the tour and ticket sales are at the Chemung Valley History Museum information desk, (607) 734-4167. Adults are $10, students 5-18 years are $5, and children 4 and under are free.  Ticket purchase also includes complimentary admission to the museum.

Twain Country Summer Tours Rack Card

Twain Country Summer Tours Brochure