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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 great Museum

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

5 of 5 starsReviewed February 24, 2015
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Getzville, New York
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8 reviews 8 reviews
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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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15 attraction reviews
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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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Rochester, NY
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 23, 2014

This is one quirky museum. We had been meaning to visit this place for years and with relatives in town we decided to make the 1.5 hour trip down to Hammondsport. Who knew that Glenn Curtis was such a key innovator in all of these different industries. Too bad he has never been given his due in the history books.... More 

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Turnersville, New Jersey
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 15, 2014

We stopped at this small museum when the sight of a large older aircraft caught our eye. I heard the name "Curtis" before, but had no idea in the role he played in both aviation and motorcycles. Relatively small inside, yet it holds an enormous amount of exhibits in all fields related to Curtis, aviation and motor driven vehicles in... More 

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Westchester County, NY
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8 attraction reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 2, 2014

We went to this museum after seeing it listed in the AAA Tour Book for New York. Don't miss this museum! AAA lists it as a GEM, and it is. We had no idea how big and what a collection of planes, motorcycles, cars, etc...this museum housed. When we went they had a special exhibit of doll houses and train... More 

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