The Museum Experience
The National Soaring Museum (NSM) is the only comprehensive U.S. museum focused on motorless flight. Standing at the top of Harris Hill, 800 feet above the Chemung River, the museum houses one of the largest collection of sailplanes in the world, dating from the late 1890s to the late 20th century. Also in the collection are replicas of the 1902 and 1911 gliders built by the Wright brothers, as well as a piece of wing cloth from the Wright brothers’ first flight at Kitty Hawk.
Harris Hill Soaring Center offers public glider rides and is located adjacent to the museum overlooking the Chemung River Valley.