The Finger Lakes Sights



Mark Twain's Study

Mark Twain's Study Review

Twain wrote The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn and The Adventures of Tom Sawyer in this study built for him by his sister-in-law and her husband. The octagonal shape was inspired by a Mississippi riverboat pilothouse. The study was moved to the Elmira College campus in the 1950s and is part of the school's Center for Mark Twain Studies. Cross the street to visit the (free) Mark Twain Exhibit to learn more about Twain's connection to Elmira or to buy books in the gift shop.

    Contact Information

  • Address: Elmira College, 1 Park Pl., Elmira, NY 14901 | Map It
  • Phone: 607/735–1941
  • Cost: Free
  • Hours: May–early Sept., Mon.–Sat. 9–5, Sun. noon–5; early Sept.–mid-Oct., Sat. 9–5, Sun. noon–5; or by appointment
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  • Location: Elmira

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