Glenn H. Curtiss Museum, Hammondsport

The Glenn H. Curtiss 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 bicycles, motorcycles, boats, cars, antique tools, toys, 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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  • Everyone remembers the first in flight because of the Wright brothers. Glenn Curtiss was a contemporary who most don’t really know about. But to see how active he was in the innovation of flight, sea....  more »
  • If you call ahead they will arrange for a tour guide which made this a very fun couple of hours. She was very knowledgeable and told stories. Great thing to do in bad weather.  more »
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  • A wide ranging museum with something for everyone. Glen Curtiss was possessed a drive for speed and this is reflected in the variety of fast vehicles of all types here. There are many other things from firearms to typewriters. Allow 2 to 3 hours for your visit. More if you are compelled to read every placard.
  • Wonderful day trip. Doesn't look like much from the outside, but this museum is wonderful. Follow the story of Curtiss from bicycle rider, manufacturer to motorcycles, engines and eventual pioneer aviator and aircraft. Various full scale planes from the dawn of aviation to now. Engines, boats, classic autos and the P40 restoration project in the back. Great history, collection and staff,especially if you are mechanical in nature or interested in flight.

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