American Helicopter Museum & Education Center, West Chester

(4.1/5 based on 90+ 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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  • This is a museum that a young one could enjoy seeing a helicopter up close. Engineering types may also be interested in seeing the way helicopters work. It is a good hands on place where you can touch...  more »
  • The place is looked pretty small from outside. Just few helicopters outside. But inside is pretty big. People can see and even sit onside at some helicopters. 
  • Although this museum isn't the largest in the world, it houses many helicopters inside, some of which one may climb into, and some helicopters outside--front and back. There's lots to learn through pl...  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.