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Parking instruction for visiting the Mark Twain Study and Cowles Hall at Elmira College. Please note: there is no flag to mark your arrival at this site.

Famous author and humorist Samuel Clemens, known best by his pen name Mark Twain, married local Elmira girl, Olivia Louise Langdon. Olivia attended the all-girl’s school Elmira College where Twain’s famous octagonal study, once located at Quarry Farm on a hill overlooking Elmira, now resides. Step inside Twain’s renowned study and enjoy the fresh air…for if Twain were there his 22 cigars a day would fill the small study with smoke. Take a walk inside Cowles Hall, the 160 year-old original building of Elmira College, and enjoy the newly renovated space as well as a small exhibit about Samuel and Olivia Clemens’ life in Elmira. 

Mark Twain Study and Cowles Hall

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