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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
09:00 - 17:00
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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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2017 Vaca

If you have any interest in flying, motorcycles or local history this is a must see museum. Great collection of Curtiss machines and other things as well. Highly recommended.

Reviewed 6 days ago
Jon H
Columbus, Ohio
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Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

First of all, this place is huge! You can spend considerable time, so don't rush this. Even though we're not fans of aviation, motorcycles, cars or boating we found this a very interesting place--so many exhibits, it's hard to take it all in. What really convinced us to stop was the current special exhibit--props from various sci-fi movies and tv... More 

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Columbus, Ohio
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Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

If you have any interest in flying, motorcycles or local history this is a must see museum. Great collection of Curtiss machines and other things as well. Highly recommended.

Thank Jon H
Swampscott, Massachusetts
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Reviewed 1 week ago

We came here for the aviation history but there are so many varied exhibits to see! There is an inviting atmosphere and questions are welcome any time. A great experience all around!

Thank judy s
North East, Pennsylvania
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

So much history to explore and learn about. I spent well over an hour there. There is a play area for the little ones. Well worth the $12 entrance fee. Hanah and Arlene were polite and very helpful.

Thank Sherry R
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This is our second visit to this varied Museum. The have displays which are changing all the time. Aviation, automotive, motorcycles and area histories. Well laid out and presented. Restoration shop accessible and separate shop for P40 restoration also open to public. You can spend half the day there, they have a theatre with 60 minute video also.

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Endwell, New York
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Toured the Curtiss Museum on an impulse stop. We were pleasantly surprised how many unique exhibits are there. Amazed at the inventive genius Glenn Curtiss was. Recommend the stop.

Thank Marc H
Buffalo, New York
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Reviewed 19 April 2017

This museum is great for an aviation buff, but also for those who may be more casually interested. It really does have an impressive collection. I was surprised and impressed with the size, collection, and presentation given its unassuming exterior that I had driven by many times. It's easy to spend a few hours looking through. It contains early works... More 

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Buffalo, New York
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Reviewed 12 April 2017

My wife and I really enjoyed this museum. So much information and items on display. Learned so much about an inventive era in our history. The Curtiss aviation ideas and accomplishments were amazing. We took 1 1/2 in this museum and could have spent more time reading all the information. Very nice gift shop and friendly people working at the... More 

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Oslo, Norway
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Reviewed 12 April 2017

Include not only airplane exhibition but so much more. My favorite part is the restoration workshop. We talked to a volunteer there who has been working on restoring an airplane so that it can be displayed in the museum. If you are in the area for a while, he'd love some help in restoring the plane :).

Thank Mai P
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Reviewed 19 February 2017 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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