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Glenn H. Curtiss Museum

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Address: 8419 State Route 54, Hammondsport, NY 14840
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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A rare gem

What a wonderful place. Full of local history. This is a must see. Plan a couple of hours to take it all in.

5 of 5 starsReviewed 3 days ago
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Bath, New York

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Spent a couple of hours at the museum as part of a day trip. The receptionist was very informative, and the exhibits were well laid out and documented. --- The Wright's get much of the notoriety, but Curtiss seems to have been the much more innovative pioneer. --- Much of what the museum consists is antiques from the era, many... More 

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Bath, New York
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

What a wonderful place. Full of local history. This is a must see. Plan a couple of hours to take it all in.

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Hamburg
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

This museum is for people of all ages. The history this building holds is amazing. I thought I was going to see airplanes but I saw how people lived years and years ago - washing machines, sewing machines, doll houses, even a formal dining room. After visiting, I realized how blessed were are in this day and age to have... More 

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Covington, Pennsylvania
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

This museum has something for everyone, not just airplanes and motorcycles. The collection includes dollhouses, dolls, hand-carved model airplanes, wine and housekeeping artifacts. There are some hands-on activities and dress-up for children. My teenage grandson enjoyed it.

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

My wife and I took the drive to Hammondsport to visit the museum. Driving to the museum was very enjoyable with terrific views along Keuka Lake. Glenn Curtiss was a local legend and the museum captures all of his accomplishments really well. The staff are really friendly as we entered and the museum is well organized and filled with history.... More 

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Ellicott City, Maryland
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

This was only a short stop on our way home from the Finger Lakes. I wish we could have spent more time. I learned so much about Glenn Curtiss. What an amazing man who died much too young at the age of 52. He held the first pilot's license, had the first long distance flight in America, gave the first... More 

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Saint Charles, Missouri
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

As fans of Glenn Curtiss we went to Hammondsport just to see this museum and it was great! Full size replicas of the June Bug and the AEA glider, Curtiss Motorcycles and competitors. The workshop where they build the replicas was also fascinating. Great for families!

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Fairport, New York
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The Glenn H. Curtiss Museum in Hammondsport NY, collects, preserves and interprets early aviation, transportation and local history. The focus is on early aviation pioneer and early motorcycle manufacturer Glenn Hammond Curtiss. Free on-site parking is available for all visitors. Wheelchair access is readily available throughout the museum. The Curtiss Museum features a wide variety of both permanent and visiting... More 

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Lion's Head, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Enjoyed our tour of many various modes of transportation from airplanes to motor bikes. There was an old lawn mower & so many other articles from the past.

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Corning, New York
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Get your fill of planes, bikes, and boats here at the Curtis Museum. Lots of cool aviation history and historic aircraft. I could spend a whole day here but plan on a few hours at least.

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