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; $7 (ages 7-18 and 65+); $30 (family, two adults and two or more children ages 7-18). Audio tour $5.
AAA Benefit:
$1 discount off regular adult admission for all AAA members.
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.