Monday, January 21, 2013

Tour of The American Helicopter Museum - West Chester, PA


Fun Things recently had an opportunity to visit The American Helicopter Museum in West Chester, PA. This is a great way to spend a few hours. The kids can climb inside of several helicopters. Just being so close to these complex flying machines can keep the interest of both boys and girls. The staff was very informative. Take a few hours out of your weekend schedule and visit this local treasure. This short video tour will give you a good idea what to expect.



More about the American Helicopter Museum

The American Helicopter Museum and Education Center is the nation’s premier aviation museum devoted exclusively to helicopters. They  collect, restore and display historic aircraft and chronicle the origin and development of rotary wing aircraft.

Each year the Museum hosts thousands of visitors, school groups, families and senior citizens. Tourists of all ages from the U.S and abroad come here to witness the history and the future of the helicopter.
Appropriately the Museum is located in suburban Philadelphia where two of today’s major helicopter manufacturers have their roots, and where much of the earliest development of helicopters in the U.S took place.
The Museum displays over 35 civilian and military helicopters, autogiros and convertaplanes. The exhibits span the history of rotary wing aircraft from the earliest helicopters to the latest addition to our nation’s defense, the V-22 Osprey.

For more information www.americanhelicopter.museum


Location:  

1220 American Boulevard West Chester, PA 19380
          
This event is appropriate for  kids of all ages

Cost: 

Adults – $10.00
Seniors – $8.00
Children* and Students with ID – $8.00
Children under 2 with parent

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