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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 little museum

Start with the interesting 15 minute video on Glenn Curtis to get a terrific overview of his inventions and life. Then go visit the well laid out displays. Follow the map; that's... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed July 4, 2015
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 4, 2015 NEW

Start with the interesting 15 minute video on Glenn Curtis to get a terrific overview of his inventions and life. Then go visit the well laid out displays. Follow the map; that's a sensible sequence to follow. They have done an amazing job restoring old airplanes, motorcycles, etc. Very cool! Interesting displays on finger lakes wines and Curtiss' role in... More 

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Columbia, South Carolina
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12 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2015 NEW

I admit I did not know (or did not remember my schooling) about this aviation pioneer. This museum of his accomplishments is awe inspiring and is a fitting tribute to his genius. The museum isn't so large to wear you or the kids down, but is chock-a-block full of this man's incredible life and genius. Ever seen a wreath made... More 

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Scranton, Pennsylvania
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8 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2015 NEW

This place is absolutely wonderful, and I would recommend it for aviation and motorcycle enthusiasts, as well as anyone who enjoys history in general. I like history, but have no real fascination with planes or motorcycles. Husband is a plane mechanic and aspiring pilot, and it was his boss's recommendation that we visit here. I was so impressed because I... More 

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Kenner, Louisiana
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015 NEW

Historical planes, motorcycles, boats, and cars. Glenn Curtiss was an innovator in flight and motorcycles. Somewhat a genius and rumored to be the reason Wilbur Wright committed suicide.

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Prattsburgh, New York
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015 NEW

The Glenn Curtiss Museum has many informative displays, and the staff is friendly and helpful. I like to bring visitors to the area here. They love it!

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Schenectady, New York
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 28, 2015

A fellow traveler recommended I stop at this museum and I am glad she did. It was definitely interesting and the museum is wonderful. I thought it was great that other things like, winery history and various antiques are also in the museum. Well worth the time.

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Bath, New York
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 28, 2015

This museum is amazing!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Great for young children and up all age appropriate. Very educational and a great price for a family

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Westchester, New York
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 27, 2015

This small museum is about the demensions of a small city block, if that. But it packs alot into this small space. The museum is dedicated to the life of Glenn Curtiss, a motorcycle and aviation pioneer. Who knew that Hammondsport and the surrounding area was the place for aviation innovation (and manufacturing) in the early 1900's? Who knew that... More 

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Yateley, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 25, 2015

This Museum in a wonderful tribute to Glenn Curtiss. The exhibits are beautifully displayed and they have an extremely interesting video of the history of Glen Curtiss. We spent around two hours and were especially grateful to one of the volunteers who took us to see their restoration work. These volunteers are so dedicated and spend many hours - some... More 

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Pennsylvania
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 75 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 8, 2015

This is an interesting museum. A good place to spend a bit of time if the weather isn't cooperating, or if one needs a break from wine tasting. They have a very interesting collection of planes, boats, motorcycles and bikes. We were happily entertained for a bit over an hour.

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Additional Information about Glenn H. Curtiss Museum

Address: 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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