Glenn H. Curtiss Museum - Finger Lakes - Hammondsport, NY Glenn H. Curtiss of Hammondsport New York

telephone 607-569-2160

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Father of Aviation

Recent News
Embroidery Exhibit
Area embroiderers present bi-ennial exhibit
September 12, 2014

Dollhouse Exhibit
Over 90 Dollhouses and miniature displays.
November 14, 2014

Naval Aviation Centennial 1911 - 2011            

What's Happening Now (or soon)


Activities begin at 10:00 AM at Depot Park on the lakefront in Hammondsport.  This once-a-year event is free and open to the public.  In addition to various seaplanes landing and taking off at the lakefront, activities include food and souvenir vendors, wine and beer tasting, live band and raffles – including a drawing for a seaplane ride.

Beginning at 1:00 PM on Saturday, visiting pilots will take part in a “salute to Glenn Curtiss” seaplane parade around Keuka Lake, extending their southern loop directly over the Curtiss gravesite in the Pleasant Valley Cemetery.

A catered dinner will be held at the museum on Saturday evening, featuring speakers, Trafford Doherty, Museum Director; Chris Harmer, U. S. Navy intelligence expert and Michael Lopez-Alegria, space shuttle astronaut.

Museum Hours

Summer Hours - May 1 - October 31
Monday  -  Saturday  •  9 am to 5 pm
Sundays  •  10 am to 5 pm

Winter Hours - November 1 - April 30
Monday  -  Saturday  •  10 am to 4 pm
Sundays  •  10 am to 4 pm

Easter Sunday, Thanksgiving Day, Christmas Eve,
Christmas Day and New Year's Day


Seniors (65 and over)
Students (7-18)
Children (6 & under)

Members Free
Family Rate
Adult Group Rate*
Student Group Rate*
$6.00 each
$2.50 each
* Groups consist of 10 or more people


Glenn H. Curtiss Museum
8419 State Route 54
Hammondsport, NY 14840


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Fax: 607.569.2040
E-mail: e-mail contact form



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Incorporated in 1961, the Glenn H. Curtiss Museum (located within the Finger Lakes of Western New York) is dedicated to bringing before the public the accomplishments of early motorcycle manufacturer and aviation pioneer Glenn Hammond Curtiss. Located on State Route 54 in Hammondsport, NY, the museum houses a priceless collection of historic aircraft, motorcycles, and other artifacts of Curtiss origin. The museum also exhibits items of local (Finger Lake) historical significance including boats, winemaking equipment, firearms, house-wares, tools, toys, and 19th century fire fighting equipment. In addition to seeing the Hammondsport museum displays and exhibits, Hammondsport visitors are welcome to visit the Restoration Shop, talk with volunteer craftsman and watch them as they work on the restoration of historic aircraft.