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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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Suggested Duration: 1-2 hours
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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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"three hours"
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"great collection"
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Reviewed 4 days 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

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Reviewed 1 week ago 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

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

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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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

My wife and I have visited Hammondsport for a number of years, but had not stopped at the Glenn Curtiss Museum. What a treasure. I grew up around aviation on the California desert and worked with people who knew the Wright brothers (not to be...More

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

Thanks Michael, we're glad you enjoyed your visit. We're working on a potential expansion in the years to come, so stay tuned!

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Reviewed 25 April 2018

One terrific, smaller museum. I expected, just planes, and they offer a whole lot more. Lots of planes, bikes, cars and military artifacts. The reconstruction of the P-40 is interesting to watch. The staff is devoted and they love their jobs.

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Reviewed 25 April 2018 via mobile

Great local museum Of bikes, motorcycles, planes. Very informative of history of Indian motorcycles bikes Float plane & engines for airplanes Very clean & organized!

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Reviewed 14 April 2018

It took us a few hours to get thru this gem of a museum, well worth the time and admission fee. My daughter works at Boeing,and her boyfriend fixes motorcycles, we'll have to bring them next time, they'd love it!

Thank Judy G
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Reviewed 7 April 2018 via mobile

What a well done adventure through history! We loved seeing the old bikes, planes and boats (and the flying boats!)!! Our group ranged in age from 9 to 72 and each of us had a great time exploring. It was extra special that they were...More

Thank Jill G
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Reviewed 6 April 2018

This is an excellent and important museum, great for kids and grown-ups. A truly historic collection of planes, cars and motorbikes (and much more), well displayed and curated, on the site of the first private airfield in the USA. A real bit of Americana in...More

Thank Tim W
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Reviewed 25 February 2018

This museum has something for everyone. There are more exhibits and displays with a close up look than anyone I have ever been to. They have some transportation displays that I do not know if you will find anywhere. just a fun good time.

Thank janice r
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