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“Resting Place for Mark Twain”

Woodlawn Cemetery of Elmira
Ranked #1 of 21 things to do in Elmira
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new york
Level 6 Contributor
221 reviews
61 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 115 helpful votes
“Resting Place for Mark Twain”
Reviewed March 4, 2014

If you are a fan of the author, Mark Twain, you will appreciate being able to visit his grave site. It is very humbling. Other family members are also buried at the same site, and at times, visitors will leave small gifts on the stone memorial in honor and memory of their best loved author.

Visited February 2014
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Slingerlands, New York
Level 6 Contributor
521 reviews
85 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 278 helpful votes
“Many notable graves in this huge cemetery!”
Reviewed January 1, 2014

Who could resist the chance to see Mark Twain's grave, Hal Roach, or the "Elmira Express", Ernie Davis, who died much too young. They will provide you with a map to find all of the notable gravesides, and there are many signs to help guide you as well. Hard to say much about the landscaping, etc. in December, but we found what we came to see. Note that there are two Woodland cemeteries.....one a large National cemetery, the other the one referred to here. Next to one another.

Visited December 2013
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Elmira, New York
Level 6 Contributor
130 reviews
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“Alot of history there...”
Reviewed November 26, 2013

Mark Twain and family are there as well as Ernie Davis and a host of other distinguished people. The cemetery is kept up beautifully. There is a real sense of pride here! It is definitely a must see while in Elmira.

Visited November 2013
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Elmira, New York
Level 4 Contributor
34 reviews
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“History on stones......”
Reviewed November 25, 2013

Great place to walk around and see the history of Elmira and surrounding areas, there are many famous grave sites here, including the great writer Mark Twain.

Visited July 2013
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Elmira, New York
Level 4 Contributor
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“Mark Twain Lives Here Now”
Reviewed October 14, 2013

I love cemeteries!!! AND I visit them where ever I travel. Having said that, I must say that this is one of the most beautiful places I've seen. It is very large, beautifully shaded and a great place for a picnic. No kidding. It is fun to explore the "famous" grave sites here: Mark Twain, Hal Roach and Ernie Davis. But don't pass up the opportunity to just stroll or drive the little lanes and take in the not-so-famous rest stones and adornments. This place is full of beautiful angel statues and poetic epitaphs. And if you are into grave rubbings, you've struck gold here.

Visited October 2013
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