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American Helicopter Museum and Educational Center

Address: 1220 American Blvd, West Chester, PA 19380
Phone Number: 610-436-9600
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Type: Museums
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Type: Museums
Hours:
Wed - Sun 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
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Downingtown, Pennsylvania
Senior Contributor
33 reviews 33 reviews
5 attraction reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 7, 2015

I have lived within a 10 mile radius of the American Helicopter Museum for all of my live and finally took the opportunity to fisit. We went over the Christmas/New Years Holiday with family from out of town. We were 4 adults and 2 children and everyone had a great time. They have a short overview film and then about... More 

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Pennsylvania
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48 reviews 48 reviews
9 attraction reviews
24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 30, 2014

Looking for something to do with the kids? This is a good museum to take them to. They can sit in helicopters and play with the stick and see the blades move. Adults can appreciate the history there as well. Its right off of route 30 in West Chester.

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nyc
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10 reviews 10 reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 24, 2014 via mobile

this is a huge room filled with helicopters, interesting facts about helicopters and interesting people who know everything about helicopters. Key word here is helicopter and if you have any sort of interest you'll have a good time.

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Montoursville, Pennsylvania
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34 reviews 34 reviews
14 attraction reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 18, 2014

We visited in conjunction with the Rotofest. The museum is small but has a lot to offer if you are a helicopter buf.

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Suffern, New York
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31 reviews 31 reviews
8 attraction reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 14, 2014

We went to the helicopter Museum for an air show. The weather was not great, so they didn't have too many shows, but by 3pm they had a very good air show with helicopters and army people reenacting part of the Vietnam war. It was truly enjoyable. The rain had stopped and we were able to walk around and see... More 

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Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
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170 reviews 170 reviews
32 attraction reviews
90 helpful votes 90 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2014

The American Helicopter Museum features a wide assortment of rotary wing aircraft both inside and out. You'll find prime examples of many types that served military and civilian roles. Kids will be fascinated by being able to get up close to these machines. Adults will also enjoy the education. The locating is adjacent to the Brandywine Airport which means you... More 

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4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 29, 2014

We went with 2 adults and a 5 year old. There are a lot of amazing pieces of American history there. I recommend that you bring your own military historian, we only saw one staff member during our entire visit and she was collecting admission. In less then 2 hours we had seen every exhibit, read every plaque, played with... More 

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Cleveland, Ohio
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48 reviews 48 reviews
21 attraction reviews
41 helpful votes 41 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 30, 2014

We were unfortunately visiting the day before Easter and a docent was not scheduled - that would have truly added to the visit. But as a couple, we spent 2 hours inspecting each copter and read each and every document on the walls. Through our visit families would come in and the kids were excited about climbing aboard many of... More 

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Philly
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127 reviews 127 reviews
21 attraction reviews
49 helpful votes 49 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 17, 2014

Small and likely independent, this is a collection of vintage to just shy of modern rotor-lift aircraft. A brief and detailed history of construction and use of these helicopters along with descriptions of what makes this type of craft unique adorns the displays and walls. Boeing is a big manufacturer in the region along with military type aircraft, but there's... More 

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Haddonfield, New Jersey
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15 reviews 15 reviews
6 attraction reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 3, 2014

Helicopter-buff Heaven On a snowy, bleak December afternoon we headed to the Brandywine Industrial Park in search of historical helicopters. We knew that we were in the right place when five fairly large helicopters sitting to one side of the main building of the museum came into view: A Kaman K-20/HH-2D Seasprite, a Piasecki H-21/CH-21C Workhorse, a Sikorsky S-61/HH-3 Sea... More 

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