Mark Twain Gilded Age Victorian Home Tour

Near Westside Neighborhood National Historic District

High Victorian Home Interior-Exterior Walking-Bus Tours

Tour inside Victorian Homes in

New York State’s largest concentration of

Victorian Homes


Elmira, New Yorks National Historic District

The Painted Lady. One of many popular homes on the tours

Visit the Painted Lady at



Designated Nationally

as the largest concentration of

Victorian homes and architecture!


Private and group tours available

(seven days a week) see tour package page.


Mark Twain’s Gilded Age walking tours takes you back in time to the summer days Samuel & Olivia Clemens enjoyed in Elmira New York. They lived longer in Elmira at Quarry Farm than there home in Hartford Connecticut. Three of their four children were born here. Mark Twain and his family are buried here in his wifes family plot the Langdons. Located at Woodlawn Cemetery. Known as a sculpture cemetery.

     These High Victorian classic homes are in Elmira’s Near Westside National Historic District. National designated as the Largest Concentration of Victorian homes. Visit and tour on the inside of several beautifully restored “Gilded Age” (coined by Mark Twain) Victorian homes, Churches, and Carriage Houses. Walk the streets Mark Twain walked. Learn the life of local prominent Victorian citizens acquainted with Mark Twain and his family. Visit the Mark Twain Hotel Museum included in the tour. All within a twenty square block of historic homes. Tours are fun, interstering, visualy stunning, relaxed, and just a GREAT TIME.

     Shop in our specialty shops located in High Victorian homes in Elmira’s National Historic District. Dine at our restaurants that the locals prefer. Also shop in many other specialty shops conveniently located. Stay in a Victorian Bed & Breakfast. WE are NOT a tourist trap! Enjoy the region.


Elmira's Number #1 Historic Quility Tours. Over 20 years experience in local lour! With 30 houses to chose from to be toured in the National Historic District.


Pictures of homes of the historic distirct go to the official site of the historic district known as the "Near Westside Neighborhood" a historic district on the National Registar

Tours available:

Victorian Classics

(includes a little bit of the best of all tour types) A must see tour!

Historic Hidden Treasures

Stained Glass

Fire Place



Victorian Carriage Houses

Cementary Tour including Mark Twain and family's final resting place.

Private tour of Mark Twains Study

Elmira Civil War Prison Camp and Civil War homes tour




We can customize tours

to your individule and group needs!

Great gift packages!

Samuel tour guide and director, shooting billards with "Mark Twain" at the Painted Lady

Please enjoy this free picture tour of homes in the Near Westside Neighborhood National Historic District. Click on the top of this page navigation bar to see pictures and specialty pages.

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