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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
Wed - Sun 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
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English first
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10 reviews 10 reviews
11 helpful votes 11 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
87 helpful votes 87 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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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
38 helpful votes 38 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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Top Contributor
116 reviews 116 reviews
19 attraction reviews
45 helpful votes 45 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
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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Monroe Twp., NJ
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58 reviews 58 reviews
22 attraction reviews
29 helpful votes 29 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 26, 2013

Variety of helicopters to see...interesting, even if you don't know much about copters. My husband really enjoyed it. He is an aviation buff. So, so for the grandsons...they were disappointed that the simulator was broken.

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West Chester, Pennsylvania, United States
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42 reviews 42 reviews
5 attraction reviews
32 helpful votes 32 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 25, 2013

A fantastic trip in time of helicopters. Great guides help you learn about all tyrpes of helicopters. You can even rent time to ride in real chopter

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