Glenn H Curtiss Museum, Hammondsport, New York State (NY), USA

North America

Last modified:

July 22, 2019

Added:

October 31, 2017

General information

The Glenn H. Curtiss Museum, bearing the name of Hammondsport’s favorite son, is located on State 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 museum store. In addition to seeing the museum displays and exhibits, visitors are welcome to visit the Restoration Shop, talk with volunteer craftsman and watch them work on historic aircraft.

Glenn Curtiss began his career as a builder of bicycles and then, motorcycles. In 1907 he became the “fastest man on earth” when he attained a speed of 136.4 MPH on his V8 powered motorcycle. An exact reproduction of this bike is one of several Curtiss motorcycles that are on display. On July 4th, 1908, Curtiss gained notoriety of a different kind when he flew his flying machine, named the “June Bug”, a distance of over 5000 feet to win the Scientific American Trophy. This was the first pre-announced, public flight in America – a feat that earned him pilot’s license # 1. A full-sized reproduction of the “June Bug” is one of several historic aircraft on display.

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Number of exhibited items

Cars & Automotive: 1-25, Car Inventory link
Planes & Helicopters: 1-25, Inventory link
Motorcycles & Bikes: 1-25, Inventory link

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Available in the following languages:
English

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Services / Facilities:
Shop / Merchandising, Parking

Museum Contact Info

Contact Email: No information available
Contact Form: Link
Phone number(s): 607-569-2160

Getting to the Museum

Address: 8419 State Route 54, 14840, Hammondsport, New York State (NY), USA, North America
Coordinates: 42.516155, -77.239538

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Usually only for private use. Always check for latest info on the home page!
Photography permitted: Private educational use. Commercial needs permission.
Tripod permitted: Not known
Flash permitted: Not known

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Note: This information was accurate July, 2019 when it was published/updated, but can change without notice. Please be sure to confirm all rates and details directly with the companies in question before planning your trip.

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