- Hours of Operation: Tues. - Fri. 10:00 a.m. - 2:00 p.m., Sat. 10:00 a.m. - 1:00 p.m. in July & August, depart on the hour
Hop aboard a historic trolley for a one-hour guided tour of where Mark Twain summered for twenty years, wrote many of his classics, and was buried alongside his beloved family. All tours include a stop to go inside the Mark Twain Study at Elmira College, the very place such lovable characters as Tom Sawyer, Huck Finn and Becky Thatcher first came to life! Guided tours aboard the air-conditioned trolley depart on the hour from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. on Tuesdays through Fridays, and 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. on Saturdays, from July 1 through August 29. The trolley will be operating on July 4. Riders may board from the lobby of the Chemung Valley History Museum, located at 415 East Water Street in Elmira. During the tours that depart from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. on Tuesdays through Fridays, and 10 a.m. to noon on Saturdays, the trolley offers a 60-minute narrated tour of Elmira and its rich history including the Mark Twain Study, where the author wrote his most famous books; the Civil War Prison Camp site; the Arnot Art Museum; the Chemung Valley History Museum; the Clemens Center; the beautiful Maple Avenue District and Near Westside District with their lovely “Painted Lady” homes; and historic Dunn Field. The last trolley tour of each day offers a different route featuring the Mark Twain Study as well as Twain’s gravesite. Sign-ups for the trolley tour and ticket sales are at the Chemung Valley History Museum information desk, (607) 734-4167. Adults are $4 and children 12 and younger are $2 when accompanied by a parent or guardian. For an additional $2, riders may also tour the Chemung Valley History Museum. For more information about the trolley, visit www.marktwaincountry.com or call the Chamber at (607) 734-5137.