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FASNY Museum of Firefighting

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Address: 117 Harry Howard Ave, Hudson, NY 12534-1601
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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Fantastic Museum With Great Displays for Young and Old

First let me say I have been involved in the volunteer Fire, EMS and Haz Mat service since I was a teenager. My parents tell me that I was here as a real little kid but I... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed 1 week ago
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Newville, Pennsylvania
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Newville, Pennsylvania
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

First let me say I have been involved in the volunteer Fire, EMS and Haz Mat service since I was a teenager. My parents tell me that I was here as a real little kid but I certainly do not remember it. I have been through different manufacturers factories and other fire museums but I like this one a great... More 

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New York City, New York
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

What a great place for both Young and Old. This small but charming museum packs a punch. We had a great time looking at the vast collection of fire trucks from the 1600's until now. For children there was a ton to do we especially liked the bucket brigade challenge. The staff was also very friendly and knowledgeable. A good... More 

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Kansas City, Missouri
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This is an astounding large collection of magnificent old fire engines, dating back to the 1700s! They are aesthetically beautiful. No one else was there! Any traveler to Hudson who enjoys the designs of old vehicles would be thrilled with an hour's visit to this museum. There's lots to learn about firefighting through the centuries in addition to taking pleasure... More 

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Thank annierandall
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Great place to take the kids. One could spend hours here. Be sure to visit the cemetery nearby as well as the 9/11 memorial by the ball field. Only 4 stars because it needs to include EMS.

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Thank MedicTraveler1243
Savannah, Georgia
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2016

This a great museum. They have an incredible collection and have done an excellent job making it interesting and accessible for all ages. I learned a lot about the evolution of fire fighting equipment. I was particularly interested in learning how horses replaced teams of men as steam powered pumps got too large to haul by hand. This led to... More 

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Thank Jim W
Boston, Massachusetts
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 25, 2016

I went here only to make my husband happy and assumed I would be bored silly. To my surprise, this was a wonderful museum with an amazing array of vehicles and historical information. There were modern fire engines as well as antique fire trucks dating back to the steam-powered kind and even the horse-drawn kind. There were tools, gear, accessories,... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2016

We have visited this museum twice and may still not have seen it all in depth. The exhibits are educational and the collection of fire apparatus is extensive. Almost all of the apparatus on display is from NY State.

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Thank Maureen H
Hudson, New York
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 22, 2016 via mobile

Was a great experience for little ones to have. They got to meet the older firefighters and touch the older trucks. They learned so much.

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Thank Christine P
Lewisburg, Pennsylvania
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 22, 2016 via mobile

I was in town for the day while my parents were passing through, and decided to hit this museum up on the way out of Hudson. I was in for a very pleasant surprise. This museum has one of the largest collections of firetrucks and equipment from the 17th century up until today. Some of these rigs are utilitarian in... More 

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Hudson, New York
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 16, 2016

So much to see and learn, highly recommended! This museam really is a must see. Tons of information, (likely can not read it all in one visit). Interesting history of firefighting and of the area.

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