American Helicopter Museum to offer free Museum Day admission

AHMEC Press Release | September 11, 2022

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The American Helicopter Museum and Education Center (AHMEC) is proud to announce its participation in the 18th annual Museum Day 2022 on Saturday, Sept. 17. Museum Day 2022 features a downloadable branded ticket for free admission to participating museums around the country courtesy of Smithsonian magazine.

Among the displays at the AHMEC is a depiction of a US Army H-13 helicopter (Bell Model 47) that has airlifted a wounded soldier to a M.A.S.H. unit in the Changjin area of Korea, circa 1950. AHMEC Photo

“We are so thrilled to be able to bring Museum Day to the public for the 18th year and to once again be able to highlight many of the museums and cultural institutions that make America so special,” said Amy Wilkins, Chief Revenue Officer at Smithsonian Media. “Through the support of our incredible sponsors, The Quaker Oats Company and Regent Seven Seas Cruises, we are able to enhance this initiative and continue to foster a sense of boundless curiosity for knowledge and culture across the country.”

See the Smithsonian’s website at for more information and to download a Museum Day ticket. Each ticket allows the ticket holder and one guest free access to any participating museum on September 17, 2022. One ticket is permitted per email address. A list of participating museums, which will be continually updated, can be found at

“This is a great program that allows people to visit amazing cultural institutions like the American Helicopter Museum & Education Center free of charge for the day,” added Paul Kahan, AHMEC’s Executive Director. “We welcome the opportunity to serve the community by participating in Museum Day.”

Call 610-436-9600 with questions about AHMEC and its participation in Museum Day 2022.

The American Helicopter Museum and Education Center, located at 1220 American Boulevard, West Chester, in the land of industry innovators in the Philadelphia region, is the nation’s premier aviation museum devoted exclusively to helicopters. Established in 1996, the nonprofit organization collects, restores and displays rotary-wing aircraft, including over 35 civilian and military helicopters, autogyros and convertiplanes.

This press release was prepared and distributed by the American Helicopter Museum and Education Center.

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