Hours, Fees &
The American Helicopter Museum & Education Center's regular operating hours are
Thursday, Friday and Saturday, 10 am until 5 pm, and Sunday, noon until 5 pm. Last admission all days is 4 pm.
Reservations are not required. Group tours are available by appointment on
Thursdays and Fridays for groups of 10 or more people.
Monday – Wednesday Closed
Thursday – Saturday
10:00 AM – 5:00 PM
Noon – 5:00 PM
Last admission: 4:00 pm
Available by appointment on
Thursdays and Fridays
Closed the following holidays:
• New Year’s Day
• Easter Sunday
• Thanksgiving Day
• Christmas Day
Price per Person
Seniors (60 & up)
Students with ID & Children ages 2 – 12
Veterans with ID
Children under 2
Consider one of our Membership Packages for unlimited visits and other perks!
*ACCESS Philly: Present your ACCESS card and receive admission or tickets for up to four people at $2 each. Not valid with any other offer or group rate. Visitors must present their ACCESS card along with a photo ID to receive the discount. Not valid on special exhibitions, special events or features, or with any other offers or groups rate. ACCESS Philly is a region-wide initiative led by
**Group Rates: 10 or more people, by reservation only
AHMEC adheres to the West Chester Area School District school closing directives during inclement weather. Check WCASD for closure information and call ahead to be certain the
museum is open, especially on weekends.
The Museum has free parking for approximately 50 cars outside its main entrance.
Visitors are welcome to park in those spaces.
Can I touch or climb in the aircraft?Several aircraft are available for visitors to enter. Aircraft that you are not permitted to enter are either closed or have stanchions to prevent entry. If you are unsure, please ask a staff member.
Can I fly my drone at the museum?No. Due to FAA regulations, no one may launch a drone from the museum’s property.
Are pets or service animals permitted at the museum?Service animals are permitted but pets are prohibited.
Is there a charge for parking?No.
Is the museum handicapped accessible?Yes.
Are there designated smoking areas?No. The building and grounds are non-smoking.
Does the museum offer guided tours?The museum is a self-guided experience, with docents (availability varies) and staff in the gallery to answer questions. Group tours, which include a special program, are available; more info is available here.
Can I bring food?Yes. We have an indoor lunch room and outside picnic tables where you may eat your pre-packed lunch. Except on some special occasions (such as FamilyFest), the museum only offers snacks and drinks for purchase.
Are there special rules for photographing the aircraft?No. You are welcome to photograph our collection. Please follow the guidelines for closed aircraft.
Can I fly in to visit the museum?Any requests to fly into the Brandywine Airport (OQN) must be arranged through the airport.