American Helicopter Museum & Education Center, West Chester

(4.2/5 based on 95+ reviews on the web)
Established in 1996, the American Helicopter Museum & Education Center collects, restores and displays historical aircraft, chronicles the origin and development of rotary wing aircraft and teaches about their lifesaving missions. As the only helicopter museum in the country it focuses on the science and technology of vertical flight to educate and inspire all generations. The museum displays over 35 civilian and military helicopters, autogiros and convertaplanes. Visitors can climb aboard helicopters of all kinds for a truly unique hands-on experience. The museum is located in historic West Chester, Pennsylvania, where this nation’s rotary wing aviation began and still thrives today.
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  • Great place for an hour stop --- there are some great vintage machines --- information on helicopters --- A bit pricey for the volume of equipment on display  more »
  • Specialty museums like this are a perfect complement to a day of exploring. My daughter chose this museum over many other area options, and she loved it. Plenty of other teenagers running around with ...  more »
  • When my kids were younger this was a big hit. I would say 10 and younger is the best range with 3-8 being optimal. You can sit inside real helicopters. Very kid friendly.  more »
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  • If you love helicopters this place is for you! Kids and adults can board a couple of the birds on display. Tons of history and connections to the Philadelphia market. Don't miss the only V-22 Osprey out on the tarmac, it's the only one in the world open to public viewing.
  • I loved the museum being a old areo engineer. Please note on your website that there is no admission fee. Many will come. Thank You: Ronald Wagner
  • Very neat place. Lots of information
  • in fact this is my first ever helicopter show and it was fatabulous. Great entertainmentfor kids. Over 40 different sized helicopters and lots of fun activities. Helicopter rides too. staff were cooperative.. Great time i had this weekend
  • My 7 and 4 year old boys loved it! 5 stars rating came from my son.