Elmira Vacation Packages & Travel Deals
Elmira is the name of both a small city and a township in Chemung County in New York State. This city is known for being the birthplace of the eminent fashion designer, Tommy Hilfiger. If you take a keen interest in exploring the culinary diversity of a city, you would certainly appreciate its extensive contribution to the world of culinary arts. Elmira is known for its range of spicy foods, and while here, you should try a range of fillings and flavors of Hot Dogs. And if you prefer European delicacies, do try Polish delicacy Pierogi and also Russian steak sandwiches.
Places of Interest in Elmira
The Mark Twain Study
The Mark Twain Study was actually a gift to the eminent writer Mark Twain from his sister in 1874. Mark Twain wrote major portions of The Adventures of Tom Sawyer, Adventures of Huckleberry Finn, Life on the Mississippi, A Connecticut Yankee in King Arthur's Court, The Prince and the Pauper, A Tramp Abroad and numerous other short stories here. In 1952, it was moved from its original location at Quarry Farm to the campus of Elmira College.
Chemung County Historical Society
The Chemung County Historical Society is headquartered in Elmira, New York. Following a meeting of the Sons of the American Revolution in 1923, the President of the local chapter Dr. Arthur W. Booth had recommended that a historical association be founded within the city to preserve the historical and cultural heritage of the city. Almost a hundred years later today, this building stands as a realization of that aspiration and has a collocation of more than 18,000 artifacts pertaining to Elmira’s history.