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Glenn H. Curtiss Museum

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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...more
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8419 State Route 54, Hammondsport, NY 14840-9795
+1 607-569-2160
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Reviewed 2 days ago

This is a small museum focusing on Glenn Curtiss who had many inventions. Did not realize how much he was involved in aviation as well as motorcycles. We also learned of ALexander Graham Bells involvement with aviation at this museum, well worth the time to...More

Thank Frank A
Reviewed 3 days ago

Really a great place to see the history of aviation although on a smaller basis. Enjoyed it more than the grandkids

Thank anthonyrQ1322MC
Reviewed 5 days ago

A history buff's dream location. Immense collection of planes, bikes and cars. Items of collection also include Civil war fighting implements and items from the Curtiss family. Spend some time here and you will not be disappointed.

Thank char1scott
Reviewed 6 days ago

Easy to get to from Kuekla Lake. Well organized and new projects being worked on. Well rounded presentation of Glenn Curtiss' life.

Thank cycle301
Reviewed 1 week ago

Start your visit at the theater and watch the 20-30 minute documentary. You'll be amazed. We're all slackers in comparison to what this man accomplished by the time he was thirty. How could I call my education complete and never have heard this history of...More

Thank WaterGirlDreaming
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

A hidden gem, as they say. If you are someone who likes planes, cars, motorcycles, technology.... plan for a few hours there.

Thank TrustingHunter
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

This is a small museum that is loaded to the gills with an amazing variety of materials. Aviation forms the cornerstone but there is a great deal more to it. Bicycles, motorcycles, campers and boats abound. Some great cars and awesome tool exhibits. There are...More

Thank whiskey3pa
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

This is a great “little museum.” It’s amazing that a man with an 8th grade education had so many accomplishments. He started with bicycles (like the Wright Brothers) an basically created an engine to mount on a bike and made a speed records in Ormond...More

Thank rrstepp
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

This was not our list of places to visit. So glad that we found it. It was very interesting, lots of information. Only thing wound be better signage. The big plane out front should have been a hint that a hidden treasure was there. Would...More

Thank stctsnmckenzie
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This is an interesting museum, but more about Glenn Curtiss than Curtiss Aviation. Some early period cars that had nothing to do with aviation. I thought we would see more of Curtiss Wright history.More

Thank Edward W
Ben J, Manager at Glenn H. Curtiss Museum, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Hello Edward and thank you for visiting the Curtiss Museum! The Glenn Curtiss Museum was founded in 1961 to serve as a testament to the life and legacy of Glenn Curtiss, but while also serving as a local/regional history museum. Though we can't tell every...More

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