Welcome to the National Soaring Museum!

The NSM is an aviation museum working to preserve the history of motorless flight. We are open 10 a.m. to 5 p.m., 7 days a week March through December; closed Saturday and Sunday in January and February.

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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Education programs

The NSM offers fun and educational programs for kids of all ages, including overnights and a week-long summer program

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Visit the Museum

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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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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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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Glider collection

Featuring Gliders from the late 1890's through present day.

View the collection