National Soaring Museum


The first national soaring contest was held in Elmira back in 1930, making it the Soaring Capital of America. This museum, atop Harris Hill and overlooking a historic and still-operational airfield, honors that legacy. Artifacts and vintage, classic, and modern gliders provide a comprehensive look at motor-less flight. You can also fly silently over the Chemung River valley on a Harris Hill Soaring Corporation glider ride (weekends Apr.–May and Sept.–Oct., daily June–Aug.).


51 Soaring Hill Dr.
Elmira, New York 14903


42.12122900, -76.90091300

Open Hours

Jan.–Feb.: weekdays 10–5. Mar.–Dec.: daily 10–5.
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(607) 734-3128

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