West Chester Activities

TripWhat's travel guide to West Chester; our list of the best attractions, including West Chester Railroad Heritage Association, Chester County Historical Society and American Helicopter Museum.
  • The best activities in West Chester: West Chester Railroad Heritage Association

    West Chester Railroad Heritage Association

    250 E. Market St.
    Call for rentals and charters. The purpose of the West Chester Railroad Heritage Association is to collect, preserve, and exhibit railroad equipment and artifacts relating to railroading with emphasis on the southeastern Pennsylvania region; to operate a demonstration railroad for the education and enjoyment of the public.
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  • Chester County Historical Society

    225 N. High Street, West Chester, PA 19380-2691
    High Street, West Chester, PA 19380-2691, ☎ 610.692.4800. The Museum & Library are open Tue-Sat, 10 am to 5 pm, The Museum Shop is open Monday-Saturday, 10 am to 5 pm. Definitely bigger and fancier than your average Historical Society Museum. One of the buildings was originally an opera house designed by the same architect who designed the capital dome in Washington, DC. Not as good as a Smithsonian or something, but if you're into history at all and you're in the area, it's definitely worth seeing. Genealogical and newspaper records at the library are very comprehensive.
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  • American Helicopter Museum

    1220 American Boulevard West Chester, PA 19380-4268
    Wed-Sat 10am-5pm; Sun 12n-5pm; Mon-Tue (prescheduled groups only). Adults $6; Seniors $5; Students (with ID) & Children (2-12) $4, (under 2) free with paying adult. The American Helicopter Museum and Education Center is an aviation museum devoted exclusively to helicopters. They collect, restore and display historic aircraft and chronicle the origin and development of rotary wing aircraft. This museum can be interesting to actual pilots down to people who know nothing about helicopters.
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