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“Adorable little museum.” 5 of 5 stars
Review of City of Jackson Fire Museum

City of Jackson Fire Museum
355 West Woodrow Wilson Ave, Jackson, MS 39216
(601) 960-2433
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Ranked #16 of 42 Attractions in Jackson
Los Angeles, California
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“Adorable little museum.”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 1, 2013

My dad is a retired fire captain, so I have an appreciation/respect for the profession of fire fighting. I stop at many stations and any museums when traveling just because. This was a pleasant little surprise of things to do in Jackson. I don't recall the lady's name who greeted me, but she was so kind and hospitable, if she offered me a candy, she might as well have been my grandmother. Their museum isn't large, it is a 3 truck fire station, but for the size, it packs a lot of history. Maybe a dozen great pieces and interesting information. I got a one to one tour since it was a weekday and enjoyed every minute of the hostesses stories and hospitality, you can see her enjoyment for running the museum. I'd visit again just to chat with her alone. It is a diamond in the rough.

Visited December 2012
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“A real treat! A must visit for children and those interested in automotive, fire equipment, or local Jackson history.”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 31, 2012

Housed in a working fire station, the Fire Museum is a hidden gem in Jackson. The curator, Ms. Sherri, is fabulous and has the patience of a saint; our children loved her. The museum visit includes an age appropriate discussion of fire safety which includes a chance to practice stop-drop-and-roll on gym mats, crawl through a smoke filled hall (black fabric draped low to mimic the smoke, not scary at all), and slide about 4’ down a fireman’s pole which our children wanted to do again and again. The exhibits include uniforms, helmets, communication equipment, fire safety nets (the big, round trampoline looking contraptions from the early 1900s), and five antique fire engines from 1904 (horse drawn and steam powered) to the 1960s. If the active fire engine is in the station and not out on a call, you also get to visit with the friendly firefighters and climb in the engine; again the boys were happy as clams. Adults with an interest in automotive, fire equipment, or local Jackson history will be thrilled to have the opportunity to examine the equipment up close. Be sure to call before your visit to make sure that a school tour (which has a slightly different program for larger class sizes) hasn’t already been booked for the time you want to visit; the phone number is (601) 960-2433. The museum is free but please consider making a donation to help keep the museum going in this era of budget cuts.

Visited May 2012
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