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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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A must stop for aircraft and motorcycles buffs

Glenn Curtiss was a pioneer in both aviation and motorcycles. You can't miss the place on Rte. 54 due to the big WWII vintage Curtiss Commando parked out front. Inside are a... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed September 2, 2015
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Syracuse, New York
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2015 NEW

Glenn Curtiss was a pioneer in both aviation and motorcycles. You can't miss the place on Rte. 54 due to the big WWII vintage Curtiss Commando parked out front. Inside are a variety of old aircraft, motorcycles and various motors and accessories. Well worth the visit.

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New York
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2015 NEW

I've been going to the Curtiss museum for years! I love when they change exhibits. They have stuff for everyone. Airplanes, motorcycles, boats. It's a great place for kids!!

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2015 NEW

I was aware of some of the aviation history associated with Curtiss, but this museum provided a great chronological history of his life, inventions and legacy. The panels associated with the exhibits were very informative and the collection of bicycles, motorcycles, engines, cars, planes and boats was extensive. The aircraft are mostly replicas since planes were often crashed and/or cannibalized... More 

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mt. Vernon Texas
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 31, 2015 NEW

What a find in this small community of Hammondsport. If one likes anything to do with aviation or motorcycles, this is the place to see. It even has an exhibit on doll houses. So much information and items are on exhibit here. It's focus is on the birth of aviation - it is amazing that so much information is presented... More 

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Silver Spring, Maryland, United States
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 28, 2015 NEW

Excellent museum. We knew very little about Glenn Curtiss (a contemporary of the Wright brothers) - in retrospect to our dismay. If you are interested in the history of motorbike and aviation, this is a much visit when you are in the area.

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Toronto
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 38 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2015

Very good museum and reasonable cost. We attended because of Curtis Motorcyles, and were amazed to learnhow much Curtis contributed to multiple industries. Great way to spend a couple of hours.

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Yardley, Pennsylvania
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 22, 2015

We toured the museum and found out a lot about the early days of flight and Mr Curtiss' role in it. Enjoyed the replicas and the artifacts from his life. Well worth a stop if you like flying, war memorials, bicycles, motorcycles, and cars.

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Waterloo, New York
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 17, 2015

So much to see from bikes to airplane reproductions.. Has a great mix of items. Well worth the trip.

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Hammondsport, New York
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 16, 2015

Proud of this little museum, and the huge history that is Hammondsport's innovation claim to fame........Not to be missed if you have any interest in planes, motorcycles or trains! Find out how it really all started -

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Burdett, New York
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 16, 2015

What a a great place and it is jam packed with items from both aviation and general history. Sure to burn through an afternoon here.

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