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Woodlawn Cemetery of Elmira

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Gorgeous cemetery in the center of town

I may be biased, as my grandparents are buried here, but I love coming to this cemetery when I'm in... read more

Reviewed 3 August 2018
Cynthia K
Euless, Texas
Beautiful Old Cemetery

We went to visit Mark Twain's grave and I enjoyed the beautiful old statuary, and the well kept... read more

Reviewed 24 July 2018
Deborah H
Frederick, MD
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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
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 30 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
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Unusual question regarding Woodlawn Cemetery, but yes, black lives do matter.