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“Very interesting!” 5 of 5 stars
Review of Glenn H. Curtiss Museum

Glenn H. Curtiss Museum
8419 State Route 54, Hammondsport, NY 14840
+1 607-569-2160
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Type: History Museums, Specialty Museums, Museums
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Owner description: 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.
Rochester, NY
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17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
“Very interesting!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 16, 2012

Had a little bit of something for everyone. Antique toys, dolls, dollhouses, women's history, motorcycles, airplanes...enjoyed it.

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Ontario, New York
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“Great Museum”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 14, 2012

After seeing the 1912 E-Boat doing a practice run on Keuka Lake, we decided to tour the museum and were not disappointed! We had no idea how instrumental Glenn Curtiss was not only to aviation, but other modes of transportation as well. Nice displays and very informative!

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Canton, Massachusetts
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“Cool Place”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 12, 2012

Managed to spend more time than expected here. There is a lot to see. There is some stuff not related to transportation that I assume is here to fill the space. The condition of the antique cars and motorbikes was amazing. Overall pretty good takein.

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“If you are into the early days of aviation, motorcycles or antique cars, visiting this museum is a real treat”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 4, 2012

Liked the vintage planes, bikes and cars as well as the 15 minute historical movie. It's just a few mnutes from town center and is staffed by very nice people.

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“Eccentric Enjoyment”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 3, 2012

Quirky little museum that's well worth an hour or two. You expect the planes but the wide range of motorcycles, cars, dolls houses (!), etc., just add to the experience and wonderment. Most of the exhibits are in very good condition but some are in "as received". You can wander round the restoration workshop (do it quick before the Health and Safety Tzars decide it's too dangerous - and if you take children in there then keep a very tight hold of their hands; they have some serious machinery in there) which is full of old machines and tools. It's every dad's dream shed on a grand scale.
There's a picnic area outside. Nice gift shop too.

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