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Woodlawn Cemetery of Elmira

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Beautiful Historic Cemetery

Date of Visit: Friday, Oct 26th, 2018 While a visit to a cemetery may not be everybody's cup of... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Guelph, Canada
A Historic and National Cemetery

We planned to pay respects to Mark Twain and family. While driving to the cemetery, we found the... read more

Reviewed 1 October 2018
John N
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Date of Visit: Friday, Oct 26th, 2018 While a visit to a cemetery may not be everybody's cup of tea, fans of the great author - Mark Twain, will want to stop at this one. This is a beautiful Historic cemetery dating back well on...More

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Reviewed 1 October 2018

We planned to pay respects to Mark Twain and family. While driving to the cemetery, we found the National Cemetery adjacent to Woodlawn. Here are the remains of 8000+ veterans of the Armed Services and 3000+ confederate soldiers who died in Elmira's infamous detention camp...More

Thank John N
Reviewed 3 August 2018

I may be biased, as my grandparents are buried here, but I love coming to this cemetery when I'm in town. The markers are so varied in style and character, with lots of trees for shade and character. Yes, you can visit Mark Twain's grave,...More

Thank Cynthia K
Reviewed 24 July 2018

We went to visit Mark Twain's grave and I enjoyed the beautiful old statuary, and the well kept grounds of this cemetery. Would be a nice place to just take an afternoon walk.

Thank Deborah H
Reviewed 23 July 2018

I wanted to visit Mark Twain's grave site. It was easy to find and see. This is a wonderful, old cemetery with lots of interesting headstones and statuary to see.

Thank Deborah H
Reviewed 25 June 2018

I love walking through old cemeteries and Woodlawn is among the lovelier I've seen. The grounds are well tended and many of the graves are interesting. Of course, Mark Twain and his family are a highlight. But equally interesting to me were the graves of...More

1  Thank lupaglupa
Reviewed 4 March 2018

This is where Mark Twain and his family is buried, also Ernie Davis, plus many others. There are paths to walk through and see all the beautiful head stones and monuments. There are also several military and family's buried here. This is a national cemetery.

Thank Ken D
Reviewed 8 February 2018 via mobile

Mark Twain is the likely draw here, art and sculpture abounds as does tranquility and exercise. What seems the end of life for them is a journey for the living!

Thank Mary M
Reviewed 22 December 2017

I go to Woodlawn often as i have grandparents, and my mother buried there, and i always find it peacefull and well taken care of .

Thank Sue H
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.

2  Thank Sharon V
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Unusual question regarding Woodlawn Cemetery, but yes, black lives do matter.