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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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Incredibly Informative and Enlightening!

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... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed April 17, 2015
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Guilderland, New York
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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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Hamburg, New York
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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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Rochester, New York, Usa
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 1, 2015

I have been here several times BUT first time for my in-laws. I am still learning each time I visited. Layout might be overwhelming. Take your time and something will be interesting for you. So many talents this guy had and something that you might like. I am looking forward to come back again.

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upstate, ny
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 29, 2015

My husband and I have been passing by the museum for years. Every time we did we would say "we should stop sometime". We finally stopped. This place is fascinating and so much bigger than it looks. We are sorry that we didn't stop users ago. We have missed so much!They bring in new displays periodically and you can go... More 

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Vestal, New York
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 5, 2015

My wife and I stopped here on the way out to Jamestown as a spur of the moment activity as we left early and had some spare time. What a great place just stuffed with history,cars, planes, engines, motorcycles and even old military antiques. We ended up staying a lot longer than we intended and plan on returning for second... More 

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Rochester, NY
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 4, 2015

The family enjoyed the museum. Learned a lot about the early days of aviation we hadn't known previously. Many beautifully preserved and/or restored airplanes, motorcycles, and cars. Also info about the Finger Lakes wine region, local war heroes, miniatures, and more. The highlight was going to the restoration shed out back and seeing the P40E that volunteers are in the... More 

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