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“Amazing museum!”

Chemung Valley History Museum
Ranked #5 of 21 things to do in Elmira
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Yonkers, New York
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13 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
“Amazing museum!”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 July 2012

As far as local history museums go, this place is one of the best I have ever visited. The quality of their exhibits is top-notch. Very easy to get to from the highway, right downtown with easy parking. They always have a few exhibits up at once so they have something for everyone!

Visited April 2012
2 Thank etho1416
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Albany, New York
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29 reviews
3 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
“Great Museum in Downtown Elmira”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 February 2012

Great exhibits on local manufacturers and Mark Twain. Enjoyed my visit.

Visited December 2011
1 Thank Logan C
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Sarasota, Florida
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118 reviews
40 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 52 helpful votes
“Cemetary tour and stories too!”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 November 2011

While searching for ghost tours I discovered that the Chemung Valley History museum had begun to offer them. From what I understand this was their 4th year. It was very informative, not particularly scary, but an interesting way to spend an hour or two in late October. Also it got my teenagers into the History museum which they actually enjoyed as well.

My daughter is also an amateur ghost hunter and took some pictures in which ghost "orbs" appeared.

Visited October 2011
1 Thank Pegdafittr
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Los Angeles
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8 reviews
3 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
“Hidden Gem of a Musuem in Elmira”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 October 2009

A hidden gem in the small town of Elmira, New York is the Chemung Valley History Museum is a small town museum with a very big town professional presentation about the history of the Chemung River Valley region. We had arrived in Elmira and were looking for something to do and saw a posting for a lecture about the women of Elmira College that was part of the museum's Fall Lecture Series. It was an educational lecture but the real value was getting to meet Amy Wilson, the dedicated Museum Director who was gracious in taking us through parts of the Museum which is actually a renovated historical landmark building in Elmira. We learned that the Museum has thousands of artifacts that represent a diverse collections - including the Civil War, urban life, social history, and Mark Twain, a little know treasure who spend much of his time writing in Elmira. Make a stop, it is easy to find and also take a look at many of the historical books and booklets available to learn more about the region . . . it was a good way to start our trip!

5 Thank RJMC18
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