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Glenn H. Curtiss Museum

8419 State Route 54, Hammondsport, NY 14840-9795
+1 607-569-2160
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History of Flight and More

There is so much history in this small town of Hammondsport. The Glenn Curtiss Museum is a must... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
Fairport, New York
via mobile
This place is amazing! You can get up close to legendary warplanes and a world record motorcycle.

Great for families, children and history buffs. You can spend a day here and not see it all. Glenn... read more

Reviewed 4 weeks ago
Fairport, New York
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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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8419 State Route 54, Hammondsport, NY 14840-9795
+1 607-569-2160
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

There is so much history in this small town of Hammondsport. The Glenn Curtiss Museum is a must see. Ahead of his time, challenged by the Wright brothers, inventions that will surprise you. Flight, Boating and planes that float. Motorcycles and a land speed record...More

Thank bmaves
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Great for families, children and history buffs. You can spend a day here and not see it all. Glenn Curtiss may have been the first to fly. He was a genius. See the P-40 Warhawk fighter being renovated. Great autos and incredible airplanes of all...More

Thank sperkins493
Reviewed 20 December 2017

We visited the Glenn Curtiss Museum in Hammondsport, NY during a motor trip through the Finger Lakes mid-September. That’s post summer and pre-leaf peeping time. So it’s a good time to visit this area to avoid the traffic and crowds. The museum which looks small...More

Thank tallen001
Reviewed 1 December 2017 via mobile

I enjoyed my visit to this surprisingly large collection of aircraft and artifacts. Clearly the place has remained a labor of love for several generations of Curtiss enthusiasts. My only regret is that there wasn’t a brief overview of his life and work near the...More

Thank pds209
Reviewed 17 November 2017

Museum Educator Makenzie Witter gave our small group a wonderful tour of the Curtiss Museum. We first viewed some of the film, which focused us on Curtiss as an aviation pioneer who had a rivalry with the Wright Brothers. That helped us appreciate the chronology...More

Thank FairportTravelers
Reviewed 14 November 2017

This museum covers the history of Glenn Curtiss from his start with bicycles to motorcycles to airplanes. Lots of original and reproduction examples of his work. Lots of other history shown including cars and boats. Can also visit work area of volunteers recreating Curtiss airplanes.

Thank Janet A
Reviewed 10 November 2017

This museum is a gem! It covers decades of history from bicycles to aviation to photography and even land development. There are points of interest for everyone. The displays are very well done and interesting. Go see it for yourself.

Thank 2Admiral2016
Reviewed 26 October 2017

Glenn Curtis was a one time rival but future partner of the Wright brothers. Together they formed Curtis- Wright of aviation fame. This museum has collections of vehicles of all types from bicycles to airplanes, household items, a section on the wine industry in the...More

Thank chrijoh
Reviewed 23 October 2017

This was our second trip to the museum, six years apart. We are an aviation family, and we love this museum..we love the info, the personal touches, and the nod to the local wine industry. Take the time to visit this museum. It's awesome!

Thank nannymarj
Reviewed 20 October 2017

The Wright Brothers and Kitty Hawk always come to mind when the subject is the birth of aviation. Who knew what a big roll Curtis and the Hammondsport, NY area played in the early days of aviation. Come, see, learn!

Thank JohnandJaneS
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