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Chemung Valley History Museum

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415 E Water St, Elmira, NY 14901-3410
+1 607-734-4167
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I found a stone artifact in my back yard and described it to the staff and they went directly to a... read more

Reviewed August 10, 2017
JohnandJaneS
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Elmira, New York
Trolley tour and museum visit

We were on the first trolley tour of the day. Our tour driver and guides name was Mark! He gave... read more

Reviewed July 6, 2017
Barbara R
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Erie, Pennsylvania
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415 E Water St, Elmira, NY 14901-3410
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Reviewed August 10, 2017

I found a stone artifact in my back yard and described it to the staff and they went directly to a book and helped me identify it. great displays and info about the local history.

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Reviewed July 6, 2017 via mobile

We were on the first trolley tour of the day. Our tour driver and guides name was Mark! He gave an excellent tour of the towns history and notable people. From Olivia's (Twains wife)well to do family, to the members of the Underground Railroad, to...More

1  Thank Barbara R
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Reviewed June 14, 2017

It's simple: a larger Exhibit for John W Jones is needed. There is entire corner dedicated to Mark Twain. Clearly he is a local hero. John W Jones should have been given equal recognition. He buried about 2973 soldiers who fought in the Civil War...More

2  Thank Zee716
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Reviewed May 6, 2017

The Museum always offers a fun, interactive and unique experience for all ages. Worthy of many stops as the exhibits change frequently.

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Reviewed March 4, 2017

You probably won't be bothered by the crowds at the museum, but the details make it an interesting experience. Knowing some of the local history might be of benefit to fully appreciate some of the items. Located in an old bank building, some of the...More

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Reviewed August 26, 2016

With limited time in Elmira and a huge interest in Mark Twain, we took the Trolley Tour of Elmira which starts at the Chemung Valley History Museum. The museum is small, but inexpensive. The Trolley tour was only$4 each! The host of the Trolley Tour...More

Thank Donna T
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Reviewed August 2, 2016

The Chemung Valley History Museum is the jumping off point for the Trolley tour into Mark Twain Country. The museum itself is quite unpretentious, but offers some insights into the life of Mark Twain at his summer residence where he did much of his writing.

Thank markmd
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Reviewed July 19, 2016 via mobile

We took part in the wonderful Twain Trolley tour then checked out the museum. Very well put together. We learned a lot! It is a small kid friendly and interactive museum. If you are in the area...check it out and do the Twain Trolley Tour!

Thank Jentley D
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Reviewed July 17, 2016

A great little museum with some really interesting exhibits on show. Elmira has more history that you would think and really should promote this more. Mark Twain, the Langdon family and one of the deadliest Civil War POW camps. You could easily fill a couple...More

Thank J C
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Reviewed July 16, 2016

The museum is housed in a old bank building; which in itself is very interesting. The old vault and infrastructure is pretty much all intact. For the architecture alone its worth seeing. But the museum charges a small fee ($5 for seniors...) and is very...More

2  Thank geminigirlNewYork
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933davisk
July 31, 2017|
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Response from Barbara R | Reviewed this property |
It's probably closed now though. It's almost 6 p.m.
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933davisk
July 31, 2017|
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Response from Barbara R | Reviewed this property |
Every hour starting at either 9 or 10 a.m.
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