Glenn H. Curtiss Museum
Glenn H. Curtiss Museum
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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
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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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Maryann L
Fair Oaks, CA1,233 contributions
Sep 2022
Glenn Hammond Curtiss was a racer, engine expert and aviation pioneer. The museum has collections of bicycles, antique motorcycles and automobiles and various Curtiss and war planes. There are also plane engines, a hands-on children's area and a small area devoted to the history of Hammondsport. A documentary 63 minute video is a good introduction. Browse the gift shop for aviation related books and much more
Written October 4, 2022
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stefanus t
Jakarta, Indonesia126 contributions
Mar 2022
Previously we didn't know who Glenn H. Curtiss was until our friend took him to the Glenn H. Curtiss Museum. It turns out that Glenn H. Curtiss is one of the pioneers of American aviation. Glenn H. Curtiss is a genius and self-taught in aeronautical science. The museum has many historical items such as bicycles, motorbikes, cars and a collection of airplanes. in the museum, there are also remains of planes that played a role in WW 2
Written June 19, 2022
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RidlerGirl67
Syracuse, NY277 contributions
Aug 2021
Mu husband has wanted to go here wince he read about Glenn Curtiss a few years ago. It did not disappoint. The displays are very well done and the bikes and planes are really a marvel. You need at least 2 hours here, so take your time. The museum is more than plane, bikes and motor bikes though, it's a real testament to the major contributions of 20th century ingenuity that came out of Central New York and the Finger Lakes Region. Only real negative was that no volunteers were working in the workshops, which we would have love to see.
Written August 30, 2021
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Melody B
Hartville, OH29 contributions
Jun 2022
This museum is small and filled with articles from the life of Glenn Curtiss. I would say that around 40% of the museum articles are antiques not pertaining to aircraft or flying. Should take about 1-1.5 hours to look at. Very nice building and well kept.
Written July 8, 2022
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gstuyvesant
Ashtabula, OH104 contributions
Jul 2021
Was in Corning on vacation and site seeing the finger lakes , driving up to one lake we came across this place. I had never heard of this man or his accomplishments. Very very interesting stop. Learned a lot in a short time, price was great and the self guided pace was a pleasure. Very well organized, stop in if your a history, plane or motorcycle buff
Written July 15, 2021
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Tommy B
Finger Lakes, NY577 contributions
Oct 2020 • Couples
I have lived in this area for many decades but had never visited this museum. I have even played in their fund raising golf tournament, but had actually never visited this museum. This afternoon my wife and I did.

This is quite a large museum for the area. It is full of "machines" that Glenn Curtiss developed and operated. There are more motorcycles than I ever would have imagined. There are the early flying machines and flying boats to observe. There are also a number of antique cars and trucks as well. Additionally there are many photographs and other memorabilia. A fun exhibit was dedicated to Snoopy from the Peanuts comic strip created by Charles Schultz. A little levity interjected into a serious museum.

I am glad that I finally made it to this museum. Well worth the visit.
Written October 3, 2020
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Jean O
Lynchburg, VA6 contributions
Sep 2020
Great museum! Fantastic displays showing Glenn Curtiss' migration from making bicycles to motorcycles, to airplanes. Also old cars and motorcycles on display. Loved the special Snoopy and the Red Baron exhibit.
Written October 1, 2020
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Thanks for visiting!
Written October 3, 2020
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youthgoes
Lewisburg, PA51 contributions
Mar 2020 • Solo
I had been wanting to check this museum out for quite awhile. This museum is named for Glenn H. Curtiss, the founder of the Curtiss aviation and motorcycle company of Buffalo, NY, and a major pioneer in early aviation. The collection includes many of his planes and motorcycles, as well as a vast array of other cars, boats, and aircraft. Of particular note is a Curtiss P40 Warhawk, which was one of the most mass-produced warplanes of WW2. There is a very nice gift shop, as well as a children’s learning area. Perfect for families, couples, or solo. Kind and attentive staff. A jewel of the Finger Lakes on Lake Keuka! Well worth a visit!
Written March 11, 2020
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Marlin M
Lebanon, PA1,049 contributions
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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Carolandtom
Orlando, FL158 contributions
Sep 2021
Spent a morning at the museum. Never realized how important Hammondsport was in aviation history. They had a short movie to view about Glenn Curtiss. We especially enjoyed looking at the refurbishing rooms. A nice, relaxing way to spend a morning.
Written September 14, 2021
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