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Glenn H Curtiss Museum, Hammondsport
(4.7/5 based on 360+ reviews on the web)
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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  • 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 o...  more »
  • We planned a fall visit this year to visit family living in the Finger Lakes region. Happy to say we had numerous fun adventures exploring this beautiful area, enjoying the gorgeous fall colors, visit...  more »
  • This museum has some thing for everyone.Cars,boats,motorcycles,planes you name it they have it.This was our second time there,we saw things we did not the first time.The rebuild on the P-40 was great ...  more »
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  • This museum is a gem for anyone interested in the earliest days of motorcycles, planes and autos - think in terms of a 1000cc single cylinder engine putting out a massive 5 hp. (your average small lawnmower). It focuses on Glenn Curtiss, a Thomas Edison-like inventor, who later partnered with Alexander Graham Bell to create early record-setting planes. High quality exhibits in a great setting. Well worth the trip.
  • A must-visit if you're into aviation and travelling through the finger lakes area. Very close to Hammondsport, and full of cool stuff. Covers vehicles from late 1800s to present-day, focusing in on the golden age of flight between the World Wars. If he's around, talk to Bryan. He's restoring an old salvaged P-40 on-site, and know's pretty much everything you need to know about that beautiful piece of history. He's been working on it for 7 years, and says it'll be flightworthy in another 7. I can't wait!
  • It was very interesting. All about the history of aircrafts with parts that are in very good condition. We entered with a donation price as they were doing some construction and did not want to charge us. We were also able to visit the back room where the workers were putting together a crashed P-40 warhawk. We were able to ask questions and get more details about the museum. I recommend this place if you are nearby.
  • Great museum, many attractions from aviation, motorcycles ,automobiles, boating had a great time. A true tribute to the father of naval aviation.
  • Lots of history. Casual walking at your pace