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Glenn H. Curtiss Museum

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Address: 8419 State Route 54, Hammondsport, NY 14840-9795
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+1 607-569-2160

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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So much to see!

We've taken out of town visitors to the Glenn Curtiss many times, and each time we go there's something different to see and learn about . It's a great early day stop, spend a few... read more

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We've taken out of town visitors to the Glenn Curtiss many times, and each time we go there's something different to see and learn about . It's a great early day stop, spend a few hours, then grab lunch and hit some of the great local breweries or wineries. The Curtiss museum is a Finger Lakes region gem!

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East Earl, Pennsylvania
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 January 2017

Stopped at the Glenn H. Curtiss Museum when we were in the area to visit the Corning Glass Museum. Very nice museum. The building is large and has many displays. Not just an air museum. Antique autos, planes, motorcycles and many exhibits - doll houses - tapestry - children's exploring area. Quite a nice selection of handcarved miniature airplanes. We... More 

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Endicott, New York
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 January 2017

Not just air museum, there are movie props, cars, house artifacts, motor cycles, doll houses and much more. The P-51 Mustang that is being restored is a highlight. You could spend a lot of time here if you wished.

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Tolland, Connecticut
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 November 2016

Loved this museum! It's great for anyone into mechanized transportation. And they have a ton of planes, motorcycles, cars, boats, and more to see. Plan on spending several hours here. You will enjoy all of it--as will the kids.

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Lima, New York
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 November 2016

See a historic and wonderful collection of wonderful planes, boats, bikes, and other inventions and memorabilia, gathered by a great Man and his lifelong work and vision, under one roof.

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Horseheads, New York
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 November 2016

We have lived in the area for over 20 years, and this was our first visit, but it won't be our last. The museum is packed with Curtiss motorcycles and planes, but also with other things made in the area. It is a varied collection, and is very well done for a small town museum. We will be bringing our... More 

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Ithaca, New York
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 November 2016

Well worth the excursion there, reasonably priced, extremely nice female occupying the entrance desk, excellent bathroom facilities, extremely informative with even a theater and renovation area. If one is in the area they should make this a MUST VISIT! It is extremely informative with certain areas being hands on as far as hats or jackets go to give one the... More 

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Weaverville, North Carolina
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1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 November 2016

We planned a fall visit this year to visit family living in the Finger Lakes region. Happy to say we had numerous fun adventures exploring this beautiful area, enjoying the gorgeous fall colors, visiting museums, restaurants and meeting lots of friendly folks. With everyone's busy work and school schedule, we planned time to visit the Glen Curtis Air Museum on... More 

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Ben J, Executive Director at Glenn H. Curtiss Museum, responded to this review

Hello Joyce, and thank you for your review. The Glenn H. Curtiss Museum prides itself on our ability to provide a positive experience for all visitors, no matter the age. On behalf of our organization, I apologize for the events experienced by you and your family. I have addressed this matter with our front-end staff and volunteers to ensure that... More 

Montoursville, Pennsylvania
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 October 2016

This museum has some thing for everyone.Cars,boats,motorcycles,planes you name it they have it.This was our second time there,we saw things we did not the first time.The rebuild on the P-40 was great to hear about and see.Will go back again!

Thank Mark H
New York
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 October 2016

A visit to the Glen Curtis Air Museum is like taking a step back in aviation history. There are many airplanes on display including the first seaplane and flying boat. Mr. Curtis trained the first Navy pilots and is considered the "Father of Naval Aviation". There are many other early 1900 era airplanes on display as well as antique boats... More 

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