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Finger Lakes

National Soaring Museum

51 Soaring Hill Drive, Elmira, NY 14903

Phone: (607) 734-3128

An official Path Through History Site! At the National Soaring Museum, you can explore the history of soaring where soaring in the US began, with one of the largest collections of historical and vintage gliders and sailplanes in the world. Located atop Harris Hill in Elmira, NY, the soaring museum is open year-round. In addition to the museum, there is a large playground, amusement park, swimming pool, and picnic area on the Harris Hill campus, including the Harris Hill Soaring Corporation Flight Center, where visitors can purchase a 20-minute sailplane flight over the Chemung Valley. Flights are available during the spring, summer, and fall, weather permitting. The museum itself houses not only a significant collection of sailplanes, but also presents a vast array of soaring trophies, memorabilia, and photography. A trip through the National Soaring Museum presents the history of soaring in the US and celebrates Elmira’s role in soaring history.