Glenn H. Curtiss Museum, Hammondsport

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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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  • 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, Bo...  more »
  • 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...  more »
  • 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...  more »
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  • The Museum was a perfect venue for our party. The guests were amazed by the facility and all of the exhibits. The Director, Ben Johnson was incredible to work with. The collections of cars, boats, motorcycles and airplanes (and a huge quilt exhibit as well) kept all of our guests, aged 8-90, enthralled. Whether for an event, a trip to the Finger Lakes or a trip through the history, the Glenn H. Curtiss Museum should definitely be on your list of places to see.
  • Very nice museum if you're interested in learning how airplanes work, their history, and the different types. Plenty of history on motorcycles as well. I was impressed by how well made the displays were. They also have a room that they were working on restoring a crashed plane. It was neat to be able to walk into the shop get up close with it. There was a very nice part in the center that was made for kids. My kids could spend all day there
  • Super interesting an fun for the whole family. Displays very professional and informative. I learned a lot.
  • Who says the USA has no culture? This will prove otherwise. The history and characters are presented with an obvious eye for detail and attention. Very knowledgeable and friendly staff.
  • really great museum. highly recommend to go see it if in the area

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