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Address: 117 Harry Howard Ave., Hudson, NY
Phone Number: 518-822-1875
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The premiere collection of firefighting objects in the world, featuring...

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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Fabulous for families, and fire fighter and antique vehicle enthusiasts

This museum is very different, larger, comprehensive, more interactive, and better than any other firefighting museum we've visited! Almost every aspect of firefighting is... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed 4 weeks ago
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Suffern, New York
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Suffern, New York
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197 reviews
97 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 57 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This museum is very different, larger, comprehensive, more interactive, and better than any other firefighting museum we've visited! Almost every aspect of firefighting is depicted through a variety of mediums, throughout a number of huge rooms. The museum is very well organized, and they take meticulous care in trying to maintain the quality of their artifacts. Although there are a... More 

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Kinderhook, New York
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12 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 18, 2015

I've been here a few times, with and without small children. The exhibits are fascinating and they have a very large collection of trucks and other equipment as well as display cases of memorabilia, a 9/11 exhibit, and more. There is an area for children to try on bunker gear and certain trucks throughout the main building are available for... More 

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Thank GEJCC
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31 reviews
5 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 12, 2015

A group of us went to visit the Firemen's Museum in Hudson. I didn't know what to expect. It was great. We had a tour guide who was great and explained all the exhibits. Did you know they have a hospital/nursing home for volunteer firefighters who don't pay a cent for their care and no insurance is billed? Some of... More 

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Thank 873janed
Hudson, New York
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132 reviews
21 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 51 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 3, 2015

This is a great place to viist, if you like old stuff its even better. Its a self tour which makes it nice to just look, and dream. Nothing high tec so dont expect to be entertained.

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Thank tilefish
Voorheesville, New York
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
1 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2015

Laura Clary I have two young boys ages 2 and 4 and this is my 2nd time here. I have not been pleased with staff on either visit...I drove an hour to get to the museum and I was told my 2 year old, even with my supervision, could not go into the jr. firefighter room becuase "he might get... More 

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harryhoward6, Executive Director at FASNY Museum of Firefighting, responded to this review

I am always displeased when a visitor is not happy with their visit to the Museum. While I understand your concerns, it seems from your comments that you were under the impression that this is a children’s museum. We try to make it very clear on the museum’s website and in the Museum’s orientation video that while we have activities... More 

Long Island, New York
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51 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 32 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2015

The FASNY museum has many different firefighting apparatus on display. Some extremely old dating back to the beginning of man and horse drawn vehicles. Being a firefighter for over 35 years I was extremely interested and amazed at how things were done years ago. Admission is free if you are a FASNY member.

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Thank TwoByRV
Pompton Plains, New Jersey
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 9, 2015

A great place for anyone who loves History and Fire Trucks. A lot of interactive items for kids also.

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Suffern
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24 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 3, 2015

I liked this museum. It was interesting to see the old trucks. But I think it would be boring for most kids. They have to be really interested in fire engines or otherwise they would really be bored. I think firefighters would get the most out of this museum

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Charleston, South Carolina
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154 reviews
46 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 91 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 15, 2015 via mobile

This is a great museum for families and adults of all ages. It has the history of firefighting beautifully displayed, along with vintage trucks, and firefighting gear. There are a ton of hands on activities for kids and future fire fighters. They have programs for school groups. Lots of safety tips included. Impressive gift shop with books, toys and Lego... More 

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Reading, Pennsylvania
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 9, 2015

We have visited several fire fighting/fighter history museums. In short, this has been the best one yet. A large number of types of pieces we've never seen anywhere else, e.g., the 1731 Newsham engine. Lot of great art, history and equipment. Well worth a visit.

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