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Glenn H. Curtiss Museum

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Address: 8419 State Route 54, Hammondsport, NY 14840-9795
Phone Number: +1 607-569-2160
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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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World class museum

Go there. You won't be disappointed. World class museum dedicated to aviation history. located 1/2 mile outside of Hammondsport.

5 of 5 starsReviewed 3 days ago
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Paris, France
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Go there. You won't be disappointed. World class museum dedicated to aviation history. located 1/2 mile outside of Hammondsport.

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Charlotte, North Carolina
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

We have been coming to Hammondsport for many years (relatives with a house on the lake) and love this museum. From when our son was very small to now almost a teenager, there is plenty to see and do. The old boats, cars, planes, motorcycles etc. are always interesting. Don't miss stopping into the caboose in the parking lot. The... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

We visited the Curtiss Museum with our 10-year-old granddaughter while on a trip home from Corning, NY. It's a place I'd heard of, but had not been before. I'm interested in motorcycles and airplanes, as well as engines in general, so this museum appealed to me, and it did not disappoint. Although it appears kind of unprepossessing from outside, the... More 

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Hammondsport, New York
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Went to the museum with 2 adults and 3 children. There was plenty of interesting things for everyone! Very complete display of inventions of Glenn Curtiss and his comtemporaries.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Wasn't sure exactly what to expect from this museum but heard it was worth checking out. In addition to an extensive collection of Curtiss airplanes and motorcycles, they also have many boats and other artifacts from the area and time period. If you are looking for a snapshot of Hammondsport's history, this is the place to find it!

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Prattsburgh,NY, United States
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

This is a must go stop if your in the area so much to see You could spend the whole day and need to come back again if you want to see it all !!!!

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Allentown, Pennsylvania
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

The museum was very informative and interesting. They have a lot of airplanes, cars and motorcycles to view in addition to all of the information on Mr. Curtiss and his accomplishments.

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Volant, Pennsylvania
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Great place to enjoy the history of planes and motorcycles. Great exhibits and friendly staff. The P40 project is just a testament to the dedication of the museum staff. Don't miss this place.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We knew nothing about G.Curtiss and his work on planes, motorcycles and more! Very interesting, be sure to start with their short film. Staff was very helpful and friendly.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Glenn Curtiss designed planes, engines, and motorcycles. You can see them all in this museum. Be sure to visit the restoration shop.

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