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Glenn H. Curtiss Museum

8419 State Route 54, Hammondsport, NY 14840-9795
+1 607-569-2160
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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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Hours Today: 9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Suggested Duration: 1-2 hours
LOCATION
8419 State Route 54, Hammondsport, NY 14840-9795
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+1 607-569-2160
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"the wright brothers"
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"doll houses"
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"early aviation"
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"restoration shop"
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"aviation history"
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"on display"
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"his life"
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"something for everyone"
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"antique cars"
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"land speed record"
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"special exhibit"
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"early days"
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Reviewed yesterday via mobile

A little of everything! Of course spotlights the inventor and aviator but also include nostalgic displays from a variety of vintage pastimes enjoyedin Hammondsport: toys, photography, business, arts/crafts, etc. Spent hours here; although you could take less time I think not rushing was the way...More

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Reviewed 3 days ago

So much of interest in this fascinating museum which features the life and accomplishments of Glenn Curtiss. We loved all the knowledge we gained about early bicycles, motorcycles, and airplanes. Curtiss was a rival of the Wright Brothers. Be sure to watch the film about...More

Thank Claire H
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

This is a must see stop for anyone passing through or staying in Hammondsport. My husband wore his kitty hawk Wright brothers tee shirt just to pick a fight, but wound up singing kunbayah once he found a book showing that Curtiss and Wright brothers...More

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Reviewed 1 week ago

Glenn Curtis is a name not often heard outside of Hammondsport. Glad we toured this museum, which is really a tribute to him and all his contributions to society.

Thank Cheryl R
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Reviewed 1 week ago

This museum needs several hours to do it justice. It gives a very good explanation of early aviation in the US. There are many of the early planes, and also reproductions of planes, made by Glenn Curtiss and others that were flown in Hammondsport. The...More

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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Stopped here quick before heading to Watkins Glen. I’m not a plane or motorcycle lover but this place was cool! Far more items than I imagined, antique firearms and all types of old motors. They had a children’s play area and a computer flight simulator....More

Thank Rusty Z
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This museum has so much to look at and teaches so much history! I’m embarrassed to say I had never heard of Glenn Curtiss before this visit. There are bikes, motorcycles, planes and boats, as well as an area with information/history about the nearby vineyards......More

Thank Krista A
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

New York State has arguably, the highest density of fabulous aviation displays and collections in the country! And this museum ranks as one at the top of the list; fully inspired staff, current restorations you can watch in the making and much, much MORE in...More

Thank AmericaOverEasy
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Reviewed June 13, 2018 via mobile

Very interesting, detailed overview of the many contributions of Glenn H. Curtiss. We walked away with a better understanding of the significant role he played in the development of engines and in the advancement of aviation. In addition the museum has several other interesting displays...More

Thank 365HappyTraveler
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Reviewed June 8, 2018

This museum is larger than it looks and offers a nice perspective on the history of the area as well as aviation. It is a worthwhile use of your time spent there.

Thank Mimi H
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