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Side Trips from Philadelphia Sights

American Helicopter Museum & Education Center

  • 1220 American Blvd. Map It
  • West Chester

Updated 05/19/2011

Fodor's Review

Ever since Philadelphian Harold Pitcairn made the first rotorcraft flight in 1928, the Southeastern Pennsylvania area has been considered the birthplace of the helicopter industry. In fact, two of the three major U.S. helicopter manufacturers trace their roots to this region. This heritage is represented here, and you can learn about and climb aboard nearly three dozen vintage and modern aircraft that reflect the copter's historic roles in war and rescue missions, in agriculture,

and in police surveillance.

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Sight Information

Address:

1220 American Blvd., West Chester, Pennsylvania, 19380, United States

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Phone:

610-436–9600

Sight Details:

  • $10
  • Wed.–Sat. 10–5, Sun. noon–5

Updated 05/19/2011

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