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American Helicopter Museum and Educational Center

Closed Now: 10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Open today: 10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
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Small Museum -- Worth a Visit for Aviation Enthusiasts

A reasonable number of aircraft on display, including some you will have difficulty finding... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Reston, Virginia
Great way to spend a couple hours

We went today because my husband flew helicopters two tours in Vietnam. We both enjoyed and he said... read more

Reviewed 4 weeks ago
Gulf Shores, Alabama
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The American Helicopter Museum and Education Center, located in the land of industry innovators in the Philadelphia region, is the nation's premier aviation museum devoted exclusively to helicopters. Established in 1996, the nonprofit organization...more
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1220 American Blvd, West Chester, PA 19380-3445
+1 610-436-9600
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

A reasonable number of aircraft on display, including some you will have difficulty finding anywhere else. The staff are extremely helpful and friendly. Worth a visit for those interested in aviation.

1  Thank 981mjb87
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We went today because my husband flew helicopters two tours in Vietnam. We both enjoyed and he said he saw things he had not seen in very long time. Exhibits presented very well, hands on and sit in ones for kids. Very nice and helpful...More

1  Thank orangebeachbum1
Reviewed 1 August 2018

Attended a wedding here in 2017 and was blown away by the venue! Food was really good, lighting and music handled well, facility very clean and accessible. The extra value came with the ability to walk around and take a close-up look at many of...More

1  Thank Dyanne D
Reviewed 9 July 2018

Rode up with friends from Baltimore for a visit. Terrific displays of both civil and military helicopters. Displays also tell the history of helicopter aviation development in the surrounding area. Saw several families there also while visiting so it's great for people of all ages....More

3  Thank blues4545
Reviewed 6 July 2018 via mobile

My grandchildren, 12 year old twin boys and a10 year old girl loved this setting. With so many sites that are high tech with gadgets and gizmos this was a refreshing low key environment. We easily strolled around and the kids climbed into cockpits. They...More

2  Thank Yvonne H
Reviewed 19 June 2018

This is a good place to spot vintage Helicopters and their wartime history. Kids will love the place as they have programs for the kids. See website for more details and all the new and ever expanding programs during the year which includes kids activities....More

1  Thank Perry P
Reviewed 17 June 2018 via mobile

Don't expect the largest museum but it's packed with information. Being a fixed wing person the museum kept my interest. Several heliopers outside that kids (and grownups) can board. Friendly staff. A bonus, across from the airport so you can watch planes.

1  Thank A S
Reviewed 20 May 2018

Well, since I've flown a couple of these types including the Bell Single Huey and the Sikorsky Sea King for Her Majesty as a Canadian Forces pilot back in the day, it's always great to see these old birds in relative captivity and not leaking...More

3  Thank Mort S
Reviewed 7 May 2018 via mobile

The exhibits were interesting but limited. Educational filmgood for kids. I do think there’s more going on in summer.

Thank Lisa W
Reviewed 23 March 2018 via mobile

I took my niece and nephew here for the afternoon and initially my expectations were low and I didn’t expect to be there too long. I was wrong. The kids had an amazing time looking at the various helicopters, many of which they were able...More

Thank Wendy S
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Response from Ginny Z | Reviewed this property |
West Chester is west of Philadelphia. It will take about 45 minutes to travel from Philadelphia to West Chester. You can reach the area by traveling west on Route 3 (West Chester Pike) or by using the Schuylkill Expressway... More