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Glenn H. Curtiss Museum

8419 State Route 54, Hammondsport, NY 14840-9795
+1 607-569-2160
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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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“doll houses” (34 reviews)
“early aviation” (25 reviews)
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Suggested Duration: 1-2 hours
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8419 State Route 54, Hammondsport, NY 14840-9795
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+1 607-569-2160
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"the wright brothers"
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"doll houses"
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"early aviation"
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"restoration shop"
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"aviation history"
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"on display"
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"something for everyone"
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"his life"
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"antique cars"
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"land speed record"
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"special exhibit"
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"early days"
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Reviewed yesterday

Surprisingly informative museum in an out of the way place. Did not even know of Mr. Curtiss. He was as innovative if not more so than the Wright Brothers. And if you are into motorcycles, a must see.

Thank jtanneyjr
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Reviewed yesterday

Huge amount of stuff to see (bicycles, motorcycles, planes, engines, ...). Curtiss was as important (maybe more) as the Wright's to the creation of air travel.

Thank cdh7755
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We brought our friends to visit this museum and were pleasantly surprised how much had been organized and updated. The stories of the items are nicely detailed. The timeline of bicycles to motorcycle to aircraft in the life of Glenn Curtiss was detailed in an...More

Thank Cynthia S
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Great museum. Extensive displays on the origin of flying, from FAST motorized bicycles to actual flight. Side exhibits on Curtiss family victorian furniture, antique cars, and arms from the time of the Revolutionary war to World War 2.

Thank Carol S
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

The Curtiss Museum tells the story of a brilliant entrepreneur in aviation history Glen Curtiss. There are planes, bicycles, motorized bikes, and motor boats. Curtiss manufactured planes during WWI. A war plane was found in pieces in a swamp in Florida. That plane is being...More

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Glenn Curtiss was an inventor who lived a remarkable life. From building bikes to motocycles (setting several world records) to aviation (setting more world records) he made air travel a reality. The movies are very good and there is something for everyone, although I am...More

Thank Jeff S
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I stopped in just to check it out, ended up staying 2 1/2 hours. Loved it. There's so much in this building and the staff is truly passionate about the museum and exibits

Thank Gary T
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Learned a great deal about one of the early pioneers of aviation. It is amazing that Glenn Curtiss is not more well known. The museum provides an extensive look at his progression from bicycle racing to engine and motorcycle development into the early years of...More

Thank Lou O
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I have to admit I did not know anything about Glenn H Curtiss. I should have!! Of course my husband did and he was very excited to go. I was fascinated with the story of this Great American Inventor. Wow! He went from bicycles to...More

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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

It took me 10 years to make it, worth the wait! It's great America history! Specially in aviation, bicycle, racing, motorcycle! Great Story about the surrounding area, especially Hammondsport. If your in the area, it's a must! It took us 2 hours and I was...More

Thank Jeff M
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