• Mark Twain Gazebo - Elmira, New York

      Roadtrip Attraction
      While living in Hartford, Mark Twain loved to spend his summers in Elmira, which he called 'a foretaste of heaven'. He had this gazebo fashioned to use for his study, and here he wrote some of his best work, including 'The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn'. Now located on the campus of Elmira College, the study is restored to its period look, including photographs of Twain and some of his actual possessions.

      Photo by Kimberly Goza

      If you go:
      Open for free tours only for limited hours during the summer, but at other times the interior can be viewed easily through the windows.Twain was also buried in Elmira, and his modest tombstone can be seen in nearby Woodlawn Cemetery, 1825 Davis St.


      Park Place at Seventh Street
      Elmira, New York 14901 USA

      Phone Numbers:

      Tour Information
      +1 (607) 735-1941