Glenn H. Curtiss Museum

Glenn H. Curtiss Museum, Hammondsport: Hours, Address, Glenn H. Curtiss Museum Reviews: 5/5

Glenn H. Curtiss Museum
5
Speciality Museums • History Museums
10:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Monday
10:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Tuesday
10:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Wednesday
10:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Thursday
10:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Friday
10:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Saturday
10:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Sunday
10:00 AM - 4:00 PM
About
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.
Suggested duration
1-2 hours
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Admission tickets
from $13.50
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CBDurf
Bethlehem, PA80 contributions
Interesting visit for history, cycle or flight fans!
Jun 2021
Great museum for a cloudy or rainy day - or any air or motorcycle enthusiasts. The museum is spacious and well laid out and offers detailed history on cycling and flight history of the region - which I did not know about. The are rebuilding a plane in one area of the building and it was interesting to talk to the gentleman doing the rebuilding work.
Written June 21, 2021
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Camper143142
White Lake, MI9 contributions
Glenn H. Curtiss Museum
Wonderful museum. The exhibits are great, and the history!!!! Well worth a visit. We were there for two hours , and it was not long enough. We would return in the future.
Written June 2, 2021
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Barbara F
South Euclid, OH137 contributions
What a gem
Saw this reviewed in triple A and were in the area. Wow. This was amazing. Glenn Curtiss was quite the guy and this museum did a great job showing his early days as well as the community. Unexpected find in a lovely area. Only downside was covid did not permit seating so after a few hours of standing on cement we had to go. Some of the video areas were really good, but I think two chairs 6 feet apart could have made this work. We are airplane people, so found that fascinating, but bicycle and engines, cars and motorcycles mean there is something for everyone.

Written May 26, 2021
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TRJ1963
Rochester, New York, United States59 contributions
Exceeded expectations
May 2021 • Solo
I grew up in Elmira, currently live in Rochester, travel between Elmira and Rochester a few times a month and used to exhibit at the Keuka Lake Art Association show in Hammondsport and yet had never been to the Glenn H. Curtiss Museum until yesterday.

It certainly exceeded expectations. The layout of the museum takes you through Curtiss’s history and there’s an amazing amount to learn. The collections of bikes, motorcycles, airplanes, cars, boats and airplane engines is awesome. It’s exciting to learn about all this aviation pioneer did in the the Finger Lakes region. Certainly something this area can be proud of. And to have this museum here is wonderful.

The gift shop has a nice array of items from books to t shirts.

I will definitely visit again.
Written May 3, 2021
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Karen J
6 contributions
Museum for more than airplane enthusiasts
Nov 2020
My husband ,being a pilot having a love for all things airplane , enjoyed this museum as did I. The humble beginnings of Glenn H Curtiss and his impact on our lives with engines, bicycles. motorcycles and airplanes is amazing and to think- he started his life in little Hammondsport, NY! I enjoyed the Civil War memorabilia as well as the old Model T cars etc. on display. Wonderfully done museum that appeals to more than just airplane enthusiasts .
Written November 14, 2020
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Thank you for coming!
Written April 1, 2021
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Ntrekker
Metuchen, NJ947 contributions
Inspiring Museum
Nov 2020 • Couples
Very interesting and inspiring museum on the life and accomplishments of Glenn Curtis. From bikes to planes the collection is amazing. Well curated.
Written November 7, 2020
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Thank you for coming!
Written April 1, 2021
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ImaBlueman
Owego, NY127 contributions
many historic things to see and a lesson in histry
Oct 2020
truly a fascinating museum displaying many old bikes, motorcycles, aircraft, boats, etc. I never knew much about Glenn Curtiss and his company, so it is truly a place of history with many, many things to see. A touch pricey ($27 for 2 adults) but well worth it
Written October 29, 2020
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cominguproses
Orchard Park, NY82 contributions
Very interesting time very informative learned a lot
Oct 2020 • Couples
It didn’t look very interesting but my husband really wanted to go but yet I was the one that found everything very interesting I sat and watched all the videos it was really a great time and I spent much more time there than I thought I would.And the people working there were fantastic we spent about 2 1/2 hours loved the snoopy exhibit
Written October 19, 2020
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Lorrie V
Killington, VT2 contributions
Glenn Curtiss museum
Oct 2020 • Couples
Huge building with cars airplanes motorcycles
Interesting facts about the personalities of the people who helped develop our era of modern aircraft
Written October 19, 2020
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Marlin M
Lebanon, PA984 contributions
Definitely A Guys Kind Of Place
Oct 2020
Excellently presented museum of early aviation. Surprised to learn that Mr. Curtis attained flight before Wright Brothers! Also that he held a land speed record that held for many years and did it on one of his motorcycle’s! It’s also a great motorcycle museum. I also enjoyed the numerous antique cars. Unfortunately my wife was bored out of her mind.
Written October 16, 2020
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  • Sun - Sat 10:00 AM - 4:00 PM
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