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Woodlawn Cemetery of Elmira

1200 Walnut St, Elmira, NY 14905-1624
+1 607-732-0151
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Fences prevent viewing Civil War gravesites

It's a nice, park-like setting, but the historical areas are fenced off and we couldn't find a way... read more

Reviewed 9 November 2017
Sharon V
Santa Fe, New Mexico
Superb walking

This cemetery is a gem, great walking, and so many sights to see. It is well maintained, and... read more

Reviewed 8 November 2017
Elmira, New York
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1200 Walnut St, Elmira, NY 14905-1624
+1 607-732-0151
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Reviewed 9 November 2017

It's a nice, park-like setting, but the historical areas are fenced off and we couldn't find a way to see either the Confederate or Union gravesites. This was a real disappointment for the Civil War buff in our group.

Thank Sharon V
Reviewed 8 November 2017

This cemetery is a gem, great walking, and so many sights to see. It is well maintained, and quiet. You can stop and visit Mark Twain's grave site, or any of a number well known people from the surrounding area. The cemetery is broken into...More

Thank KathyGehl63
Reviewed 29 October 2017

We were searching for my great grandparents grave in this small, quaint cemetery. Thank goodness my husband saw a tree behind my great grandparents graves on the internet. There is no office there. The graves are mostly from the 1800's or early 1900's. Therefore, other...More

Thank dee10262017
Reviewed 5 October 2017

We went mainly to see Mark Twain grave but stayed and wandered around looking at the other areas as well. Seemed to be well kept with many old-style tombstones and sculptures. Also, near but not connected to a federal cemetery with a separate civil war...More

Thank JeanneM45-45
Reviewed 16 August 2017

My main purpose for going to this cemetery was to visit the grave of Mark Twain. There are so many old headstones to see it is really a nice old cemetery to visit.

1  Thank Mark E
Reviewed 10 August 2017

The cemetery is very well kept and allows one time to reflect while walking through it. There are many trees and many different types of headstones. It is interesting to read some of the inscriptions - some lived a long life while others left this...More

Thank passau01
Reviewed 8 August 2017

So many interesting people here, accentuated by the burial site of the Confederate POWs from the Elmira camp. Quiet and peaceful for a walk.

Thank cvcosgrove
Reviewed 29 July 2017 via mobile

I went to the cemetery to visit Mark Twain's grave site. This cemetery is huge. My gps took me to the cemetery. There are signs pointing to his grave site. Got lost in cemetery trying to find my way out. Not all entrances are open.

Thank Chrissy H
Reviewed 6 July 2017

I grew up learning about Mark Twain and always was curious about him. I read Huckleberry Finn at around age 13. I visited his home in Hartford CT. two times-it was magnificent. The cemetery where he is buried is huge. His grave is surrounded by...More

Thank Barbara R
Reviewed 22 June 2017

You'll see surprise on people's faces when you tell them that Mark Twain is buried in Elmira. Most assume he must be buried in Hartford, CT or Mississippi. The cemetary also boasts the gravesite for the famous producer of the Our Gang and the Laurel...More

Thank df f
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