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American Helicopter Museum and Educational Center

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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 5 days ago

This museum is Helicopters only, one of a kind! Located in the cradle of helicopter innovation! You can do a self guided tour or you can request a docent to guide you. Also in the works is a guided tour you can do with your...More

Date of experience: January 2019
1  Thank hookdrivr
Reviewed 6 days ago

Some interesting helicopters and planes - good for young kids. You can spend about an hour there before the kids want to do something else.

Date of experience: June 2018
1  Thank Mjscritic
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Helicopters are lovable pieces of technology. They can be used for many purises. Come here to enter that world of more than twenty helicopters.

Date of experience: December 2018
1  Thank travelfutureking
Reviewed 3 October 2018 via mobile

This museum is managed by people who volunteer and restore the helicopters and they do an amazing job. Some of them you can sit or walk in. Highly suggest the visit.

Date of experience: August 2018
2  Thank Arthur L
Reviewed 26 September 2018

Skip the trip to Washington's Air and Space and go here! Sure it's smaller but there is a lot to see and it's kid friendly. Parking is free too! They are kid friendly and cater to all ages. You can climb aboard a few copters...More

Date of experience: September 2018
2  Thank Cheapotronx
Reviewed 7 September 2018

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.

Date of experience: September 2018
2  Thank 981mjb87
Reviewed 19 August 2018 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

Date of experience: August 2018
2  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

Date of experience: September 2017
2  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

Date of experience: July 2018
4  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

Date of experience: August 2017
2  Thank yvonneh802
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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