Glenn H. Curtiss Museum
Glenn H. Curtiss Museum
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Speciality MuseumsHistory Museums
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
About
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.
Duration: 1-2 hours
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  • JerseyJosie
    239 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Must see for Aviation and Hidden History Enthusiasts!
    This is a hidden gem. Watching the film is a must and we found it beneficial to watch before touring the museum. The film is an hour long and worth every minute. We were surprised to find Curtiss being more the founder of aviation than the Wright brothers. Curtiss is already known as the “Father of Naval Aviation.” Actual motorcycles he rode, as well as, originals and exact replicas of the planes are on display. Classic automobiles are also on display. One of the people in our party rides a scooter, and found this museum to be fully accessible. We highly recommend visiting this museum.
    Visited June 2023
    Written June 13, 2023
  • SharonB231
    Toledo, Ohio1,200 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Planes, Bicycles, Motorcycles
    This is a very nice well kept museum. Entire museum is on one floor. There are two restoration rooms where you can see works in progress. A theater shows some history on Glenn Curtis. There is a nice collections of bikes, motorcycles and planes. Worth a visit if in the area!
    Visited August 2023
    Traveled with friends
    Written August 20, 2023
  • Matt C
    Lancaster, Pennsylvania11 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Great Museum
    Glad we planned this stop on our way to Watkins Glen race week. Great history in this museum. From the earliest bicycle designs to the constant upgrades of motorcycles(fastest man on earth) and, of course, aircraft. This museum is very informative, and the layout lets you go freely to all exhibits. So much to see and read up on my wife, and I agreed that this is more than a one-time stop, we will be visiting this museum every year for many to come.
    Visited August 2023
    Traveled as a couple
    Written September 11, 2023
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Jean O
Lynchburg, VA6 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
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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RidlerGirl67
Syracuse, NY247 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
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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JerseyJosie
New Jersey239 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jun 2023
This is a hidden gem. Watching the film is a must and we found it beneficial to watch before touring the museum. The film is an hour long and worth every minute. We were surprised to find Curtiss being more the founder of aviation than the Wright brothers. Curtiss is already known as the “Father of Naval Aviation.” Actual motorcycles he rode, as well as, originals and exact replicas of the planes are on display. Classic automobiles are also on display. One of the people in our party rides a scooter, and found this museum to be fully accessible. We highly recommend visiting this museum.
Written June 13, 2023
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Melody B
Hartville, OH48 contributions
3.0 of 5 bubbles
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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stefanus S
Jakarta, Indonesia124 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
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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Willisdds
Brewerton, NY685 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
May 2023 • Couples
Happy that the museum was open on a Sunday afternoon. One hour video on Glenn Curtiss is a must-see it before you go through the museum. Wright brothers seemed to get most of the fame, but unbelievable what Curtiss did with motorcycles and then the future of aviation. Actual vintage bicycles, motorcycles, numerous airplanes, engines and some beautiful autos. Some donated and some on loan! Clean rest rooms, kids play area, nice gift shop. Great history of a local and national hero. His unadorned tombstone in nearby Mt. Pleasant cemetery.
Written May 12, 2023
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Marlin M
Lebanon, PA1,076 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
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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Matt C
Lancaster, PA11 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Aug 2023 • Couples
Glad we planned this stop on our way to Watkins Glen race week. Great history in this museum. From the earliest bicycle designs to the constant upgrades of motorcycles(fastest man on earth) and, of course, aircraft. This museum is very informative, and the layout lets you go freely to all exhibits. So much to see and read up on my wife, and I agreed that this is more than a one-time stop, we will be visiting this museum every year for many to come.
Written September 11, 2023
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Maryann L
Fair Oaks, CA1,306 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
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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Carolandtom
Orlando, FL170 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
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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