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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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Great museum

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... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Buffalo, New York
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Buffalo, New York
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Reviewed 1 week ago

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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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

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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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

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 :).

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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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East Earl, Pennsylvania
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 116 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 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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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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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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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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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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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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