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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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Always Changing!

We have been going to the Glenn Curtiss Museum for over 25 years! It has moved locations, and grown and grown. I love the changing front exhibits too. You can go for an hour... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed May 22, 2015
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 22, 2015 NEW

We have been going to the Glenn Curtiss Museum for over 25 years! It has moved locations, and grown and grown. I love the changing front exhibits too. You can go for an hour, or for the day! If you have time, stop in and talk to the volunteers working on planes in the machine shop. That is always very... More 

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Hammondsport, New York
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2015

This museum is well worth the stop. The history of aviation with its inventions is great. It is a museum you can meander through, great for the whole family

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Granby, Connecticut
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 9, 2015

Everything you didn't know about one of the most important inventors in America. Definitely recommended.

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Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 8, 2015

First motorcycle, first planes on display. Great gift shop. Loaded with history. I highly recommend for all ages!

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Guilderland, New York
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 17, 2015

Anyone who loves anything propelled by a motor will not only love the Glenn H. Curtiss Museum, but will be absolutely in awe of what Mr. Curtiss was able to accomplish in a life tragically cut short. His contributions to methods of transportation on two wheels, four wheels, wings, or water are nothing short of incredible. Glenn Curtiss made flight... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 10, 2015

Tour started with an informative introductory 15 minute video on the creative genius of Glenn Curtiss. A map of the museum guides you through each section highlighting early sleighs & carriages (1890-1905), motorcycles (1901-1912), dirigibles, other motorcycles and transportation. Moving on to steamboats & railroads, WW1 engines and the seaplanes, wooden boats, women aviation pioneers, WWII engines and aircraft. A... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 5, 2015

The Curtiss Museum is for those who enjoy old motorcycles, planes and old engines, vintage cars, and collectibles. They offer 15 minute film about the museum and Mr. Curtiss. It is definitely worth the admission fee for those having an interest in these areas. Those that don't have an interest, will be bored.

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Getzville, New York
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 24, 2015

Wonderful exhibits! Informative and interesting. It was more than I expected - what a pleasant surprise.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 21, 2015

When I was a child my mom told me about Glenn H. Curtiss the real aviation pioneer that actually took off and flew a plane first.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 14, 2015

We always stop here when we're in the area. It's a really interesting museum and they have so many items to look at. It's always fascinating and worth the stop. The staff are always fun and helpful too. It's clean and organized and always something that we didn't see. Stop and enjoy the history.

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