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Glenn H. Curtiss Museum

8419 State Route 54, Hammondsport, NY 14840-9795
+1 607-569-2160
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Pleasantly surprised

We visited this museum at the suggestion of employee of Best Western Plus Hotel in Hammondsport... read more

Reviewed 5 days ago
Linda H
Learned so much!

I learned so much about the contributions of Curtiss to aviation in America and his rivalry with... read more

Reviewed 6 days ago
scross45
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Canastota, 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
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Reviewed 5 days ago

We visited this museum at the suggestion of employee of Best Western Plus Hotel in Hammondsport. We had asked about glider plane hanging from the ceiling in the hotel lobby. We were not disappointed. Read every description of the bikes, motorcycles, cars and planes. We...More

Thank Linda H
Reviewed 6 days ago

I learned so much about the contributions of Curtiss to aviation in America and his rivalry with the Wright Brothers. Also really enjoyed visit with volunteer working to restore WW2 P-40 fighter plane. Fascinating!

1  Thank scross45
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Great history of Hammondsport and aviation. Plan on spending a few hours here. So much to see and very well done. Senior and veteran discounts. Five stars by far.

Thank Jerry Z
Reviewed 1 week ago

I find it UNBELIEVEABLE that I never learned about Glenn Curtiss in history class! Not only did he invent the motorcycle and the seaplane, but the mobile home! He had the first pilot license in the U.S., was claimed to be the "Fastest Man on...More

1  Thank Tunneyfish
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This museum is really well done- walks through all of the history and has many interesting things to stop and read and look at. They have done a nice job of telling you the history behind all of the planes etc... It really is well...More

Thank asweet81
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

You could spend hours in this Museum! Airplanes, motorcycles, Star Trek memorabilia, military exhibits, history of local wine industry, and on and on. Everyone was very nice and helpful. The exhibits had good notes and information provided and several videos showing old planes in flight....More

Thank S T
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

I've always wanted to visit this place ever since I found a picture of my grandmother riding on the back of Glen Curtis's motorcycle in the early 20th century. So much to see and learn about this country's aviation and engines. Boats, wines, motorcycles, family...More

Thank letsast
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Bikes, motorcycles, planes, cars, furniture, and we were lucky enough to visit when there was a display of costumes and weapons used in movies and television shows, from Lost in Space to Star Wars.

Thank Michele D
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We enjoyed the exhibits, even though we are not great fans of aviation. We particularly like the wooden boats. We did wonder about about what seemed to be random other collections. Our compliments to all who work hard to keep the event current and beautiful...More

Thank baraboo2017
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

When the weather took a turn for the worse my husband and I took refuge at the Glenn H. Curtiss Museum. We had a wonderful time exploring the exhibits and learning about a local inventor's contribution to the world of motorcycles, airplanes, naval aviation, and...More

Thank Tricia N
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October opening hours please
17 October 2016|
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Response from Karen G | Reviewed this property |
N0v 1 - Apr 30 hours are 10 am - 4 pm
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Linda K
What are the hours of operation in December?
12 November 2015|
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Response from Ben J | Property representative |
10-4 every day of the week
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Linda K
What are the hours of operation in December?
12 November 2015|
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Response from Ben J | Property representative |
4-7
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