The NSM is an aviation museum working to preserve the history of motorless flight. We are open 10-5, 7 days a week March through December; closed Monday and Tuesday in January and February with hours 10-4 Wednesday through Sunday.

The National Soaring Museum preserves and presents the heritage of motorless flight, and promotes through education, a greater knowledge of soaring, aeronautics, and related physical sciences for everyone.

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National Soaring Museum
51 Soaring Hill Drive Elmira, NY 14903

Adult: $7.50 | Senior (60+): $6.00
Youth (7-18): $4.50 | 6 and under: Free
Family (2 adults/2 youth): $20.00
NSM Members: Free
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Hall of fame

The United States Soaring Hall of Fame recognizes individuals who have made the highest achievements in, or contributions to, the sport of soaring in the United States of America.

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Glider collection

Our extensive Glider Collection features gliders from the late 1890's through present day.

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Soaring landmarks

The National Landmarks of Soaring Program identifies and memorializes sites, individuals, or historic events related to the national history of motorless flight.

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Become A Member

Whether you're near or far, you can help contribute to the preservation of soaring history by joining the museum.

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Sailplane Rides

Are you interested in experiencing soaring first-hand?
Take a glider ride on Harris Hill!

Schweizer 2-33 glider: $90.00
Schleicher ASK-21 high-performance sailplane: $96.00
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