Getaway Guy: Mark Twain Getaway
This Getaway takes you to where Huck Finn was born! Mark Twain spent 22 summers in Elmira, New York and many of his creations came to life from letting his imagination run wild while in his study, which is now open to the public on the Elmira College Campus.
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This is the centennial of Twain's death. He know rests in Elmira's Woodlawn Cemetery. His summer home, Quarry Farm, is just up the hill off of Crane Road. While the home is only open to Twain scholars, you can still park the car and see the property and home from a slight distance.
All of these Mark Twain stops can be found on the map provided to visitors at the Mark Twain Study on the college grounds. This is the best place to begin your tour. Open everyday from 9am-5pm, Sunday 12 noon-5pm. Free to see but donations are appreciated! (607) 735-1941
And if you care to spend the night in Elmira, do it with a bit of Mark Twain flair at 'Elmira's Painted Lady' B&B, 520 West Water Street. Twain-themed rooms can be found in this five-guest room Victorian-style Bed and Breakfast. After your three-course gourmet breakfast, you can even 'walk' to the college to begin your tour.
Reservations: (607) 846-3500
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