Glenn H. Curtiss Museum

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Address(1)41 Lake Street
Address(2) 
CityHammondsport
StateNew York
Zip14840
CountryUSA
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Phone607-569-2160
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11/28/2012 @ 17:58 [ref: 55364]
 R, Singerline
 Eatontown, New Jersey

I didn't know what to expect. I am not really an aviation enthusiast but open to new experiences. I was visiting relatives near Binghampton,NY and gave it a try. I was pleasantly surprised how well this museum was set up. The audio stick allowed us to peruse this structure at own own pace. More than avaition there were motor bicycles as well as motorcycles from the very early 1900s. There were even bicycles with a giant wheel and a tiny wheel that I had never seen in person before. Several full scale biplanes. Surprised to find that Glen Curtis was labeled "The fastest man on earth" in 1907 riding his motorcycle at 136 MPH. He invented the SEA PLANE. Later in life he invented the first TRAVEL TRAILER. ALL of these item were in the museum as well as several Antique cars . The museum is entirely indoors so weather is not a problem ( except maybe getting there). I take many "Day trips" each year and this was among the best
08/30/2009 @ 08:21 [ref: 8849]
 Mike Zimmer
 Orchard Park, New York

Visited the museum this past weekend for the first time. As a kid growing up I had read about the competition between Curtiss and the Wright Brothers and had always believed the Wright's had done more in the advancement in early aviation. This museum is an eye opener. The exhibits are detailed and the restoration shop is outstanding. A must see for an aviation enthusiast.
11/03/2008 @ 10:14 [ref: 8493]
 Blaine R.
 , Pennsylvania

An excellent museum with restored and recreated vintage Curtiss aircraft. The other items at the musuem such as the antique cylces and other early 20th century items add to the experience. I really like the "Raiders of the Lost Arc" movie props in the lobby also.
09/09/2008 @ 09:50 [ref: 8412]
 Jim Hofner
 , New York

I've been to the museum a few times, and plan on returning soon. It's amazing what this man did in his relatively short lifetime. He was a real pioneer and doesn't get nearly the credit and recognition that he truly deserves. The museum is getting better with each visit, truly a must see, and a real eye opener of a fascinating individual.
10/05/2007 @ 12:03 [ref: 6370]
 Jim Hofner
 , New York

I've been to the museum a few times, and plan on returning soon. It's amazing what this man did in his relatively short lifetime. He was a real pioneer and doesn't get nearly the credit and recognition that he truly deserves. The museum is getting better with each visit, truly a must see, and a real eye opener of a fascinating individual.
10/05/2007 @ 11:58 [ref: 6369]
 Benny
 Adams Center, New York

I had never heard of the Museum until a friend took us there on Saturday June 9, 2007 . It was very interesting to here about that part of American history . We drove all day on Motorcycle , so it was a nice day trip to take . I liked it better than stopping at the winneries .
06/10/2007 @ 15:31 [ref: 5961]
 tcraftbob
 , New York

This little museum has come a long way since it was located in the town of Hammondsport; and it is heartening to see that the management is making efforts to improve it all the time. When it first moved to its current location there was an awful lot of space that was filled with things that quite frankly didn't belong; as time passed either the context has been explained, or the artifacts were relegated to less prominence by more 'appropriate' things relating to Curtiss and the birth of the aviation industry. Is this a great museum worth a trip from far, far away? No. If you are passing within a couple of hundred miles and are interested in how America got started in the aviation business, then the side trip is worth your while. And if you are a die-hard Curtiss fan, OR would appreciate the rare behind the scenes look at how these aircraft were designed and built at the dawn of aviation, then the trip becomes becomes worthy of 'destination' status. The workshop is truly, in my humble opinion, the crown jewel of the whole affair, and the volunteer staff goes out of their way to take you right to the action. Of course, if you don't like old airplanes or good wines, then save your time and money - Hammondsport is a charming, cosy, friendly town; a great place to unwind a spell, but not alot to keep the kiddies busy. Take them to Orlando.
12/17/2005 @ 10:39 [ref: 4679]
 Shane
 , New York

This is the best far one of the most best museums i have ever gone to. My 2nd cousins name is Harold Hale who owns the curtiss junior and I think that it looks really good in that museum. They have a great museum... ---Shane
02/25/2005 @ 15:03 [ref: 3849]
 Bonnie Barney
 Penn Yan, New York

Museum address is Route 54 (not Lake Street, years ago). The restoration shop is fascinating! Active restoration and reconstruction of the earliest planes. New interactive children's aviation activities, and Curtisses' Florida home set opened in 2001. Check their website for special events, motorcycle to plane.
01/25/2002 @ 22:49 [ref: 1814]


 

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