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.
If the image is blurry, we are awaiting images from the Museum.
Items Exhibited at the Museum
General Museum Links
Available in the following languages:
Services / Facilities:
Shop / Merchandising, Parking
Getting to the Museum
Address: 8419 State Route 54, 14840, Hammondsport, New York State (NY), USA, North America
Coordinates: 42.516155, -77.239538
More museums in USA you might like
This museum has a world-class collection of early Brass Era cars from 1895 to 1917.
This museum has over 75 air and spacecraft from a hot air balloon to an actual Apollo Lunar Module.
The Transit Museum is located in a decommissioned subway station at 99 Schermerhorn Street Brooklyn, NY 11201, and accessible by over 20 bus and subway lines.
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.