Reviews of American Helicopter Museum & Education Center (Tourist Attraction)

1220 American Blvd, West Chester, PA 19380, United States

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REVIEWS OF American Helicopter Museum & Education Center IN Pennsylvania

Anthony Talarigo

Well organized with hands on activities for the kids. Staff was friendly and helpful. They let us know that a helicopter was taking and we could watch.

Karen Moore

We absolutely love this place. Displays inside change regularly. Today they were selling helicopter rides. It was fun to watch small planes taking off and landing during our visit.

Michelle L. Sams

Nice surprise find. This had about a dozen helicopters and 5 of which you can go in. Kids had a blast playing inside them. It has a cute kids are for tots. Overall, this is a nice stop.

Amanda Dolan

Hosted our son's birthday party here. Great place for kids. The staff was great and Mr. Jim was so nice with the kids and really got them all involved. Great place for a party or a visit. The kids loved learning about the helicopters today!

Thomas Bare

Visited with our grandson who had a great time. In addition to all of the helicopters, there is a play area for kids, which our grandson loved.

Michael Talley

Hidden gem! Go there and prepare to nerd out if you dig helicopters and their history.

Sylvester Prusik

Great place for a quick afternoon visit with young and old alike. Not a huge place but has some unique exhibits.


Great time and event for father's day! And a terrific helicopter ride!

Charles Manfredi

Great place full of history. The docents are knowledgeable and I gather most are pilots. Bring the kids.

Tim Jenx

Fascinating place. All you want to know about helicopters. Nice guides too

Ankur Jaiswal

Awesome experience for the kids. Visited on a weekday and practically had the whole place to ourselves. Great little kids area. A lot of helicopters to see.

Gus Calabrese

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.

Lenyiah Flamer

I liked the museum just did not like the people I went with

Samuel Chambers

Interesting assortment of helicopters on display with other exhibits on site. Reasonably priced fees and plenty of on-site parking available. Staff are very knowledgeable.

June Burks

Friendly, helpful staff. Great place for an event


A must visit location with the family.

Deep Vadaliya

10$ entry fee. 5$ for helicopter simulator experience for 10 mins. It contains helicopters from 1940 to present. It has one of three gaint V-22 osprey outside. Parking is free right outside. Must visit who likes history of areal innovations. It also has some models & you can buy some toy & model helicopters. They have helicopter rides on some weekends.

Frank Carr

Cool place to take the kids, plenty of photo opportunities. Nice place to make memories!

Gilbert Martinelli

I had some free passes from my Uncle, who's a member, so I checked this place out yesterday. They have a LOT of helicopters, with a focus on military and search and rescue. If you have a favorite copter, you can probably find it here. There's also some neat hands-on exhibits geared toward kids, demonstrating the physics behind these machines.

Nathaniel Lee

This museum has aircraft that they will let you walk inside of and play with buttons! Great interactive exhibits for children (and adults!) explaining the principles of flight and the development of helicopters over time. It also has a nice helicopter-themed gift shop.

Carlita Heeman

The private tour was Awesome

William Philyaw

Loved the Museum, I have always wanted to fly and this is the 1st step. A most see for all ages

Sheil Caldwell

This museum hosts some gorgeous replicas and offers a variety of interactive displays focusing on rotary wing aviation. Additionally, their state of the art viewing room offers a place to hold your event complete with a huge projection screen. A must see with over 40 models.

Steve Murray

Very interesting. It was something i thought I'd get around to. Now that I've been there, I'd go back. There is a lot of history. (Personally, i don't know they climb in them). AMAZING PLACE!


Really cool museum! Military & civilian helicopters, info, and walk-through. Want to be amazed by human mechanical ingenuity? Gotta see this...

Aditya pratap Singh

Good place for Kids, also try that Helicopter simulator.

Ronald Betts

Nice place! They have a lot of cool helicopters to see

Rosco P

Neat educational spot for all ages, history of helicopters how they work, what they are used for. Never knew that Philly area was such a hot bed for helicopter development

Shane Kleinpeter

We attended a child's birthday party here on a Saturday. It's a nice sized museum with a good variety of aircraft indoors and out. There are a number of interesting exhibits throughout, like a cutaway (piston) engine that you can rotate by hand to see the moving parts, aircraft that you can walk through, and several that you can sit in and work the controls. The larger aircraft are outside and you can walk around them. It was a great place for a kids birthday party; they have a play room and another room where you can serve food and cake. The museum backs up to the West Chester airport and you can watch planes (and helicopters) take off and land.

Sahar P.

Small but fun museum for kids. There's a small play area as well. My three year old had a great time sitting in some of the helicopters!

Autumn Potter

This was a neat place to visit. Smaller than we expected but had lots of helicopters inside.

Kenneth Bouder Jr

$10 adult admission. Small museum then I thought. It was nice seeing v-22 osprey parked outside for us to look at. And the chinook ch-47s. Vets get $3 discount, as well as for boeing employees. A theatre room, and a classroom with video. Several helicopters inside the museum. Its a good hour tour to see it all. there is a shop at the enterance. Plently of parking. Staff are courtesy and is around to answer questions.

Peter Shimkus

Great hands on place

Josh Walty

Great little museum. Lots of really cool aircraft on display including a V-22 Osprey!

Jennifer Arcuicci

Cool place to learn some history

Mark Moore

Love this place!

mike marra

Flew into Brandywine Airport adjacent to the museum. Great way to get here from a distance. Museum is terrific!

Ann Allan

A neat place to walk around.

Tom Dooley

Always a wonderful experience. Good for adults and kids. For mom nearby is QVC headquarters showroon and studio

Jackson Swann

Fun, informative museum about Helicopters throughout history, and let's you sit in and explore several of them. Also has a good play room, great for kids! My son lights up when we tell him we're going to the huppaduppa museum.

Kristen Elansky

Cool place to visit, can also be used for wedding venues.

Michael W

Great place to see the same stuff that's down in Washington but without all the crowds! Up close and personal is the best way to describe the layout of the displays. There are a few copters that you can climb into to feel like a pilot! The museum can accommodate adults as well as kids of all ages. My wife and I wandered around for about an hour or so. For $10 its a great value. When you are done, the center of West Chester is 5 minutes down Rt3 for a host of places to get something to eat. I can recommend Gramms Kitchen. Nice home made entrees ! Crab cake and mac/cheese made to order! Yum.

Kenny Oliver

It was small but educational with theater. It has a playroom for kids, and clean restrooms. The helicopter displays are great. It also has a nice but over priced gift shop.

Dawit Dembel

So much to see within a relatively small space + kid friendly

/Yarrick Dillard

Pretty interesting. Lots of events going on. Cool Helicopters, real except for someone weird blowup snowmen. Just sorta boring to do more than once. Maybe an annual family activity.

Anita Cornett

My 2 & 3 y.o. grandson's loved this place. They especially enjoyed the little indoor play area.

George Dudash

Fantastic. Going back tomorrow

Kevin Williams

A most incredible museum!

Lisa R.

An awesome, fun little place for the family. My children 13, 5, 3 loved their visit. You cant beat being able to climb on/in helicopters, can you?

Zachary Rebuck

This museum had a wide range of helicopters to look at and it was definitely worth the $8 (student price) to go in to. My friends and I spent about an hour here and from the looks of it they also have venues to host a variety of parties. I'm only giving it four stars simply because it is a "one-and-done" museum for me at least, the entire museum makes up a decent sized warehouse, but there was not much to bring me back a second time.

Timothy James

It's basically one large room with lots of helicopters. Some interesting displays but smaller than expected - I wouldn't expect to spend more than an hour here. If you're into helicopters you'll probably like it but it probably won't draw you in if that's not your thing.

Sim Peters

Great presentation and tour. Lots of items to view.

Shane Foley

Interesting place to visit

Peter Babel

I've always wanted to go here after seeing the signs for the museum about million times during my many commute hours on 202 and local roads between Downingtown and West Chester. Kids and 'wannabe kids' alike, y'all find something awesome to learn, touch and experience here. They have an amazing selection even though it's a small museum - you'll be done in about 1-2 hours. But what they also have is an incredible staff and community helpers who help answer any questions you might have. They have a

Angie Richardson

Came here for a work party last Christmas and thoroughly enjoyed looking at the helicopters in this museum. It was my first time in West Chester as well and this made the visit memorable.


What can I say, I like history and I like machines. I like that they have veterans there who know all about the military helicopters. And whoever the guy was who showed me the wing from the manpowered helicopter on the ceiling and then continued to explain how the whole thing worked was awesome, if it weren't for him my boys would have missed something great.

Alexander Lutz

really exciting place and a real secret hint when traveling in Pennsylvania

The Martial Arts Studio

Cool copters. Great educational place. Best for kids over 7 years. You only need an hour to see everything.

Ken on bike

Great museum plenty of helicopters and knowable staff. Will go back

Ross Wilcox

Interesting display of many different helicopters, their history, and theory of operation

Karl White

Really Kool, veterans get a discount too!

Boss Hogg

Lots of fun. Staff is knowledgeable and friendly.

bob h

Awesome place

Christina Hart

Visited for the second time on a field trip with kindergartners. The staff were very nice and the kids loved the cute video they put on for us. They really enjoyed seeing all of the helicopters and learning about what they did. There were four I believe that you could get in or walk through as well.


Took my little brother here at 3PM on a Saturday to the museum and they were closed despite having hours listed until 5PM their website as well as no indication of early closing online on their calendar. As we were leaving, another group of people also showed up to the closed museum. It was pretty dissapointing for my brother, because he was excited to see the helicopters.

Nathan Haring

This was a nice experience when I took my daughter. I expected the display information to be a little more kept up when it comes to quailty. They added a theater which looks amazing! Friendly staff when I went. I wish the inventory could be changed or added new items to keep the younger crowd interested. I'm glad they have a place with a ton of history.

Andy Reid

Amazing helicopter museum

William Vanderslice

We were at the American Helicopter Museum for a fathers day event. Though the weather was hot my kids enjoyed being able to get into the helicopters. Because it was a special event they also had a bouncy house, other air filled things for kids to play on, and plenty of food venders. They also incorporated a car show. Overall it was a good time.

Bob Garrett

interesting place to visit

T Young

Good for school trips. An hour of fun for military buffs.

Amanda Reichert

My husband and I visited the Helicopter Museum. Very cool to see helicopters up close.

Brad K

What a great place to visit. If you are at all interested in helicopters you will really like this place. Did not know that this area had so many ties to the manufacturing and development of helicopters. If you are ever close by, I recommend stopping in for a visit. $10.00 admission with discounts for students, seniors and military.

Robert Rullan

Awesome place with some awesome helicopters in great condition beautiful place to visit

Brenda Malavet

This museum is pretty cool my husband an I took out boys here they love it very fundamental experience , you can also reserve this museum for party and different event so that's pretty cool

Jay Ennis

Great for any gear head and their kids.

CW Farmski

Cool place if you're into aviation.

Janarthanan SN

Very nice place and educational especially for kids..

Jill Oswald

Awesome place to take the kids to.

Chloe Campbell

Love this place! A wonderful place for your family to enjoy.

Keith Saroka

Great museum

Jarod Quant

Lots of helicopters to climb in and explore. Great bits about the history of flight.

Lycos Surfer

If vertical flight is for you, this is the place for you.

Ron Saarela

Very happy ,learned slot about helicopters..

yuvraj pullela

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

Suzanne Hoffmann

Nice small museum. Great volunteers. Nice to be able to walk through some of the units. Take the kids!

allen tweddle

...wonderful displays of some rare 'birds...

Ladislao B

Very nice experience. My 6 year old love it!!

Rachel Hairston

It was bery nice

Doug Rauhe

Dizzying highs and some lows. But as this was my 10th visit I was eligible for their fantastic buy one grounded and mothballed helicopter and get the second

Jacob Horden

Great place, filled with awesome helicopters and such friendly staff.

Mrudang Savsani

So many amazing helicopters and planes. You can sit into some of them, which was super cool.

Vivian Sund

I was pleasantly surprised at seeing so many different types of helicopters here, and how they were displayed. The guide we had was also excellent, giving us a presentation that was filled with so much history and information, and presenting it in a way that had us laughing and easily understanding the way propellers and rotors worked, how air moved, and how these machines flew.

Jerry Young

Came here twice and we absolutely loved it.

Elaine Baptiste

It's a cool place. There are interactive activities and it's educational. Also, there is an airport behind where you can see planes and helicopters taking off and landing. I think it's a great place for kids.

Adam Kunz

Fun spot for families. Be sure to check out special events for helicopter rides. Very educational.


Very cool place to be at, You can get inside the cockpit of helicopters and feel like you are actually flying them. The only problem I have is that most of the Helicopters that you can get in have this weird smiley face on it, I mean if you're a kid that wants to feel like they're in a helicopter I don't think you would want to have a gigantic smiley face thing in you're way when you are trying to pretend to fly it. Other than that i would recommend this place to visit.

ThatGuy FromFl

If you love helicopters this is the place

David Pratzon

Great how many different copters they have brought to one place. My wife was interested in the exhibit about early women pilots. My grandson liked the ones he could climb in.

Joyce McKeough

An enjoyable morning was spent here. Our 10 & 6 year old grandsons had a great time here imagining themselves as adults on the helicopters. The volunteer staff were very informative and helpful.

Donald Effen

Great time. good displays. Staff very helpful

Ronald Wagner

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

Nick Moore

planes of the ages

sallie yoder

Very nice local museum with super cool helicopters. I was impressed with the size and variety. The military helicopters are especially cool.

Hailey Abbott

Great little museum. Very interesting. A lot of history about helicopters. Helicopters on display are restored beautifully!

Gene Beyer

Great experience. We learned a lot about helicopters. I could tell the staff had a lot of experience with the helicopters on display

Andrea Hudson

We went for Father’s Day because my husband loves helicopters. It was a fun filled day. Lots to see and do. Even a car show. We loved the drones! We will definitely go back for future events!

Dan Koval

We had an awesome time, the kids (young and old) really enjoyed it!

Brandon Forsythe

Visited during there first astronomy workshop. Thw displays we saw were very cool with a listtle history of the helicopter. Definitely worth another visit.

Ryan DeCurtis

Kids loved it. Make sure to plan a trip when they offer helicopter rides.

Janet Richey

Went here on a school organized field trip, and it was a favorite for my little fly guy. The volunteer staff were fantastic with the kids of every age. This place is about as close to a "please touch me" museum as you can get. There were so many helicopters that the kiddos could get in and out of. There was also a themed play area for the littles. Entry to the museum is reasonably priced and the gift shop offerings had items in every conceivable price range. Based on their activity calendar this place seems very community minded as well. It is on the southeastern end of Chester County and seems closer to Exton.

Michael Barry

Take GPA and the kids

Aniruddha Das

good one for a short visit. good to send 2-3 hours

Lee Captis

Some pretty cool exhibits. Great for adults , but taking a 10 years old ?? They get bored in about one hour. Leave the kids home ..go on a rainy day and take your time reading all info about some very interesting exhibits.

Nick Emeric

American Helicopter Museum excellent displays of actual helicopers vintage & current. Tour person was a 35+ year military helicopter pilot. Very very knowledgeable and nice to talk with.

Joe Budusky

Awesome collection! !!

Chris Mandeen

Educational and fun to climb on! $10/person and great indoor place to let kids run around / play.

Daniel Cárdenas

A place that must be visited if you go to West Chester


My 7 and 4 year old boys loved it! 5 stars rating came from my son.

Alper Oguz

Impressive helicopter museum...

Cattie Jones

I enjoyed this place. It was a little smaller than I expected, but still very neat. Also it was really cool to be able to get into some of the helicopters.

Joey Gerena

Great place and cheap

Sean VanSickle

Neat place with excellent helicopter displays. Admission of $10 is well worth it if you are an aviation enthusiast.

David Goodale

Great museum for novice or expert

Jonathan Williams

Not that much to see, friendly staff though.

Jothimohan Balasubramaniam

Retired helicopters kept Entrance fee $10

Design Your Own Jewelry Official

The Helecopter Museum is a nice treat for kids and I would give more stars if only. My son 7 and I went into the gift shop at the end of our visit. I purchased some postcards and my son was entertaining himself with a spinning stick. I made sure he put it back before we left the store as the shop lady noticed he was playing with it. My son said that's fine mom I don't want anything, so we walked out. The shop lady started running behind us saying where's my spinner, where's my spinner. I turned around shocked as to why she is behaving in this manner as the shop is now full of people. I was embarrassed and being the only black person in the entire museum I couldn't help but feel targeted. I said to my son let's go back to show the lady you didn't take her spinner. She quickly realized that another kid had taken it however, she did not apologize. She ruined my whole experience and I will never go back nor recommend this place. The shop woman was rude and totally out of order. The staff SUCKED! Know one said hello to us or greeted us the entire time. Racist place black people beware.

Donna Sebastian

Fun place for events!

richard barwis

Great place, educational and interesting

Mr. brooks

Very nice place.. Small but a good outing

Johnny Mpoutsis

Family Fun

Greg Lamoree

Got to love the brewfest there!

Suzanne Messmer

Fun for kids and adults who are helicopter lovers

chinnu v

Nice place to know about helicopters

tim m

Cool little museum. Always wanted to go and wasn't disappointed.


Very neat place. Lots of information

Carl Williams

Great displays

Michael Seringhaus

Great spot. Take your time and explore the exhibits and models!

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