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Woodlawn Cemetery of Elmira

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Address: 1200 Walnut St, Elmira, NY 14905-1624
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+1 607-732-0151
09:00 - 17:00
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Even without being drawn in by the Mark Twain signs for his burial spot, I knew I had to stop here the moment I saw the gorgeous life size elk while driving past. Lots of signage... read more

Reviewed 3 days ago
Evansville, Indiana
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Evansville, Indiana
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14 reviews
4 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

Even without being drawn in by the Mark Twain signs for his burial spot, I knew I had to stop here the moment I saw the gorgeous life size elk while driving past. Lots of signage if you are looking for a particular grave. Was being cleaned up for the spring when I was in, so it was a bit... More 

Thank tlws86
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67 reviews
39 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

What a gorgeous cemetery! From landscape to old tombstones, we were awed by this beautiful place. Mark Twain's grave was easy to find since the signs were everywhere the moment you go though the gate. Must see if you are near by.

Thank Shigeabbott
Bloomsburg, Pennsylvania
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100 reviews
50 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 31 helpful votes
Reviewed 21 February 2017

We were at once amazed at the beauty and size of this cemetery. It being winter and some snow on the ground there was also a lot of mud on the roads. We easily found the gravesite of Mark Twain. There are signs to follow to take you right to it. We have never seen a cemetery so long. The... More 

Thank Linda A
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4 reviews
Reviewed 15 February 2017 via mobile

The final resting place of Mark Twain, Ernie Davis, Hal Rouch, Abolitionists, and more. Statuary, mausoleums, and landscape that is remarkable.

Thank Pam W
Phila, PA
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59 reviews
4 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
Reviewed 27 November 2016

A very nice cemetery where Mark Twain is apparently buried. Finding his grave was easy from the entrance and the place is nicely maintained for how old it is. Very peaceful and felt very safe to be walking around.

Thank Chris_S_Travels
Elmira, New York
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11 reviews
3 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 15 November 2016

This is one of the places that you won't see on the Elmira trolley tour, but it's worth visiting on your own if you have an hour to spare. It's a beautiful old cemetery with tall trees and graves dating back to the 1800's. And Civil War buffs should not pass up the National Cemetery next door, where many Confederate... More 

Thank UpstateGuy33
Cooperstown, New York
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31 reviews
10 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
Reviewed 17 October 2016 via mobile

Any fan of Mark Twain (are there any non fans?) needs to make the pilgrimage. Beautiful cemetery, with well marked directions, and a small explanation of who's buried along with him.

Thank Gary K
Palmyra, Pennsylvania
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28 reviews
9 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 10 October 2016

An eye opening for our teenage daughter. She was amazed how older monuments continued to remain in good condition despite their age.

Thank Lizzard67
Rodney, Canada
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385 reviews
94 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 59 helpful votes
Reviewed 26 September 2016

The Woodlawn Cemetery of Elmira is historic with so much history here including the Mark Twain Grave site. Well maintained and clean with huge oak trees everywhere

1 Thank TheBugGuy
Columbus, Ohio
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56 reviews
14 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
Reviewed 22 September 2016

Found out about this accidentally from Michael at the Holiday Inn. You can EASILY spend a day there. Soaked in history, very beautiful, and saw many people walking their dogs there.

Thank Erik W

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