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The Chemung Valley History Museum is located at 415 East Water Street in the heart of downtown Elmira, New York. The museum is approximately 15 miles east of Corning, 30 miles south of Ithaca, and 55 miles west of Binghamton.

Gallery Hours:
Monday - Saturday 10a.m. to 5 p.m.

Closed Sundays


$5.00 - Adults
$3.00 - Senior Citizens (over 55)
$1.00 - Students (6-18)
FREE - Children Under 5
FREE - Members of the Chemung County Historical Society


Group tours:
Call for an appointment

Research Room:
Monday - Friday 1 p.m. to 5 p.m.
Research Fee: $5.00 per day for non-members
Free to members of the Society and students

The Museum Shop:
Open during regular gallery hours.


Mark Twain in Elmira Cell Phone Audio Tour


Mark Twain Trolley Tours  is closed for the season.  Check back with us in July 2019               

2018 Tours run Tuesdays through Saturdays ONLY during July and August. The first tour begins at 10:00 am and the final tour ends at 2:00 pm.  The final tour each day will focus extensively on Twain’s legacy in Elmira and include stops at both the Twain Study and the Clemens/Langdon burial site at Woodlawn Cemetery.

Tours depart on the hour from the Chemung Valley History Museum at 415 East Water Street in Downtown Elmira. The fare is only $8.00 for adults, $4.00 for Students ages 5 to 18, and children 4 and under are free! Reservations and ticket sales for the tours are available at the Chemung Valley History Museum.                        

  To reserve your spot or to schedule a trolley tour, please call (607) 734-4167!


Click here to contact the museum for more information.