elmira-mark-twain.jpgElmira, N.Y. - The Chemung County Chamber of Commerce's Trolley into Mark Twain Country begins its 2013 summer tours on Tuesday, July 2. The trolley is operated as a joint effort between C TRAN and the Chemung County Chamber of Commerce, providing tours each summer to promote tourism in our area. Guided tours aboard "The Elmiran" depart on the hour from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. on Tuesdays through Saturdays from July 2 through August 31, with the exception of July 4. Riders may board from the lobby of the Chemung Valley History Museum, located at 415 East Water Street in Elmira. Opening Day riders will receive the fun and popular "Mark'stache," a temporary tattoo in the shape of Twain's famous moustache. All riders throughout the season will receive a "Trolley Tour Special Offers" sheet featuring wonderful discounts and deals at several local attractions. During the tours that depart from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m., the trolley offers a 60-minute narrated tour of Elmira and its rich history including the Mark Twain Study, where the author wrote his most famous books; the Civil War Prison Camp site; the Arnot Art Museum; the Chemung Valley History Museum; the Clemens Center; the beautiful Maple Avenue District and Near Westside District with their lovely "Painted Lady" homes; and historic Dunn Field. The last trolley tour of each day (at 2 p.m.) offers a different route featuring the Mark Twain Study as well as Twain's gravesite. Sign-ups for the trolley tour and ticket sales are at the Chemung Valley History Museum information desk, (607) 734-4167. Adults are $4 and children 12 and younger are $2 when accompanied by a parent or guardian. For more information about the trolley, visit www.marktwaincountry.com or call the Chamber at (607) 734-5137.


MEDIA CONTACT: Cynthia Raj Cynthia@ChemungChamber.org (607)734.5137