Glenn H. Curtiss Museum

8419 SR 54
Hammondsport, NY 14840- Map It
(607) 569-2160
Save $1 on regular admission.

AAA Editor Notes

Glenn H. Curtiss Museum, .5 mi. s. on SR 54, displays early aircraft, motorcycles and engines, many of which were developed and manufactured by Glenn H. Curtiss in his Hammondsport manufacturing plant. A skilled mechanic, speed enthusiast and aviation pioneer, Curtiss won the title “Fastest Man on Earth” for a motorcycle speed record set in 1907; the next year he piloted the first documented public flight in the United States. After the U.S. Navy purchased its first seaplane—a Curtiss A-1 Triad—in 1911, Curtiss became known as the Father of Naval Aviation. Museum galleries feature Curtiss family art objects, bicycles, boats, early automobiles and turn-of-the-20th-century furnishings and memorabilia. Time: Allow 1 hour, 30 minutes minimum.
$10; $8 (ages 65+); $7 (ages 7-18); $30 (family, two adults and two or more children ages 7-18). Audio tour $5.
AAA Benefit:
Save $1 off admission for all AAA members with membership card. The Glenn H. Curtiss Museum, bearing the name of Hammondsport's favorite son, is located on 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 gift shop. 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.
Hours: Mon.-Sat. 9-5, Sun. 10-5, May-Oct.; daily 10-4, rest of year. Closed Jan. 1, Easter, Thanksgiving, Christmas Eve and Christmas.