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FASNY Museum of Firefighting

117 Harry Howard Ave., Hudson, NY
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Ranked #3 of 17 Attractions in Hudson
Type: Specialty Museums, Museums
Owner description: The premiere collection of firefighting objects in the world, featuring over 90 pieces of apparatus...
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Type: Specialty Museums, Museums
Sun - Sat 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
Owner description: The premiere collection of firefighting objects in the world, featuring over 90 pieces of apparatus on display. Children’s activities include creative play on fire engines, interactive activities and the McCadam Cheese Fire Safety Discovery Room.

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Arlington, Virginia
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108 reviews 108 reviews
62 attraction reviews
70 helpful votes 70 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 11, 2014

We went here just to do something we thought would be kind of quirky and out of the way, expecting it to be a place we might spend 10 minutes or so becuase it is hyped as something for kids, but WOW were we surprised. We spent 2 hours here and had to leave for an appointment, but we could... More 

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Wellington, New Zealand
5 reviews 5 reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 29, 2014

I am the curator for a fire museum in Wellington, New Zealand and had heard from local New Yorkers that I should make the time to visit the FASNY Museum of Firefighting. I have traveled the world visiting other museums and fire collections and would have to say this is one of the greatest collections I have come across. I... More 

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Franklin Lakes, New Jersey, United States
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88 reviews 88 reviews
41 attraction reviews
65 helpful votes 65 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 10, 2014

Fascinating for kids and adults -- we spent three hours and there was more to see. The historical write-ups are excellent -- back to the Romans -- and George Washington's chewing out of some "tourists" was priceless.

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new york
4 reviews 4 reviews
4 attraction reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 4, 2014

Great collection of firematics. Wonderful for kids. Hands on stuff for kids. Many old firetrucks and memorabilia.

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New Jersey
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7 reviews 7 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2014

When I started in the fire service there was a saying "back when men were men" this place will take you to that time. My wife and I brought our 5 year old grandson here on Labor Day weekend, he didn't want to leave number one; number two he wants to go back already. My wife saw for the first... More 

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Grand Lake
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64 reviews 64 reviews
30 attraction reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 4, 2014

Having been severely burned in a fire in 2003, I am alway very interested in the evolution of firefighting techniques. This is a good little museum.

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Wallkill, New York
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99 reviews 99 reviews
47 attraction reviews
57 helpful votes 57 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 29, 2013

When I was there, several children were having a great time. What kid doesn't want to be a firefighter? Such big smiles and activity. A great (albeit small) collection of firefighting apparatus displayed throughout. Many hands-on activities for children. Most of the trucks you can't climb on, touch or otherwise handle. There are a couple that kids can get really... More 

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Yonkers, New York
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35 reviews 35 reviews
7 attraction reviews
25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 27, 2013

Many vintage fire trucks, fire apparatus,1800-1900's fire fighting equipment and an area devoted to 9/11 which brought me returned sadness. They allow you to take as many photo's as you like. And I did proudly. Rules are no standing on any fire trucks what so ever. Browsing only.

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Lancaster, New York
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70 reviews 70 reviews
19 attraction reviews
79 helpful votes 79 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 21, 2013

Visited with 24 firefighters/wives from Lancaster Fire Dept- Lancaster NY. It was a great space...many vintage firetrucks (including our own Protective Hose Company's engine), displays and hands on activities for young and old. A must for anyone in the fire service. We also popped over to the Home on the Hudson for a tour of the facility, which was beautiful,... More 

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Albany NY
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30 reviews 30 reviews
9 attraction reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 3, 2013 via mobile

We went to The museum yesterday to break up a rainy weekend. So glad we did! The kids (3 under 5 yrs) had a blast. They learned fire safety and the interactive program was awesome. They even donned scaled down bunker gear and dragged hoses from the trucks to the "fire" and climbed in and out of the trucks. Unforgettable... More 

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