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FASNY Museum of Firefighting

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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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We stopped into this museum during a drive from the Hudson Valley to NYC and we all enjoyed it (kids ranging from 9-15). The advancement in technology is amazing to see as you... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed April 22, 2016
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Nashville, Tennessee
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Nashville, Tennessee
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24 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 22, 2016

We stopped into this museum during a drive from the Hudson Valley to NYC and we all enjoyed it (kids ranging from 9-15). The advancement in technology is amazing to see as you move through the years. You can easily move through the museum at your own pace - we saw everything in 1 hour.

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New Hartford, New York
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31 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 9, 2016

All the photo's are real, awesome exhibit, from 1700's apparatus to modern day trucks and vehicles, 9/11 exhibit was sad for me (memories). I believe you and your children would share a lifetime of memories.

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Colts Neck, New Jersey
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 13, 2016

Welll, almost. Kids of all ages get to sit behind the wheel of selected fire trucks in the museum's extensive and dream about actually responding to an emergency. This museum has an eclectic collection going back to the age of human hauled pumpers and brass speaking trumpets. I remain amazed at the depth and breadth of the collection. Each vehicle... More 

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Pompton Plains, New Jersey
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 16, 2016

On the beautiful grounds of the NY State Firemen's Home, this was a great saturday afternoon place to explore. All of the fire apparatus are in great shape, and there are a few vehicles for children to climb into. It was great to see the history of equipment so well preserved. Plan on spending several hours inside the museum. If... More 

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Suffern, New York
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 74 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 10, 2016

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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3 attraction 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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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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Hudson, New York
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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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Voorheesville, New York
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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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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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