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Glenn H. Curtiss Museum

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Address: 8419 State Route 54, Hammondsport, NY 14840
Phone Number: +1 607-569-2160
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Description: The Glenn H. Curtiss Museum, bearing the name of Hammondsport's favorite...
The Glenn H. Curtiss Museum, bearing the name of Hammondsport's favorite son, is located on Route 54, one half mile south of the village of Hammondsport, New York. Dedicated to the memory of pioneer aviator, Glenn Curtiss, the museum contains a priceless collection relating to early aviation and local history. The museum also features a 75-seat theater, large open area for special events and a gift shop. In addition to motorcycles and aircraft, visitors will also see antique tools, toys, boats, home-furnishings, fire equipment and much more. Visitors are also welcome to visit the Museum Restoration Shop, talk with volunteer craftsman and watch them work on historic aircraft.
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Very informative and diversified displays in the Museum. . The presentations of the Curtis Co. and their contributions to Aviation and the USA during the war , were... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed July 27, 2015
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Providence, Rhode Island
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2015 NEW

I grew up where Curtiss had his factories on Long Island, New York. I did not know how many things he developed that have been modified for modern use. The museum has many thing to see, it can be overwhelming to try to see everything in one day.

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Dundee, OH
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2015 NEW

We had learned about Glenn Curtiss from watching "American Pickers" and were anxious to learn more. What a fascinating guy! The information was well presented and interesting and we both learned a lot. The museum was a bit odd in the amount of non-Curtiss items it contained. I'm not sure what Star Wars memorabilia had to do with either Glenn... More 

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Southeastern, Pennsylvania
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2015 NEW

Really enjoyed this museum of aircraft, and other transportation items. The motor cycle collection and aircraft collection were captivating. This is a great museum that tells the story of a great aviation pioneer on par with the Wright Brothers.

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York, Pennsylvania
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2015 NEW

Very informative and diversified displays in the Museum. . The presentations of the Curtis Co. and their contributions to Aviation and the USA during the war , were extremely educational .

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2015 NEW

Airplanes, motorcycles, bicycles - all inventions and perfections of Glen Curtiss who made his historic flights just outside the gates. The exhibits are numerous and high quality and you can get the feeling you are back in the early days of aviation. Don't miss the replica "Jenny" complete with a scene to depict the era. Just a short drive down... More 

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Clinton, New Jersey
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2015 NEW

I stopped there on a recent motorcycle ride in the region. We thought we could spare an hour or so...but I was not expecting to be amazed by all of the varied displays at this museum. I loved it.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 25, 2015 NEW

The Glenn H. Curtiss Museum offers a fascinating look at one of the most important pioneers in aviation. There is a good collection of artifacts associated with his career in motorcycles and aviation (not surprisingly), though I found it difficult at times to get a good look at the aircraft, and to understand what each represented in terms of development.... More 

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Philadelphia, PA
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2015

We visited here on a pretty busy Saturday. A bike club gathering arrived just as we did, so there were lots of people, but the facility is large enough with enough pathways through the exhibits that it didn't feel crowded. There is a small gift shop. One improvement would be a snack bar of some sort, because we were there... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2015

The organization of the displays is not very straight forward. There are quality pieces here though and are worth your time if you like bikes, motorcycles and airplanes.

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Lewiston, New York
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 18, 2015

perfect for our 14 year old who loves motorcycles and cars. People are very friendly and helpful. The facility is larger than it looks from outside - lots to do.

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Address: 8419 State Route 54, Hammondsport, NY 14840
Phone Number: +1 607-569-2160
Location: United States  >  New York (NY)  >  Finger Lakes  >  Hammondsport

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