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North Charleston and American LaFrance Fire Museum and Educational Center

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4975 Centre Pointe Dr, North Charleston, SC 29418-6991
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

It is a small, gem of a museum located near the Tanger Shopping Mall, housing more than 20 fully-restored fire vehicles from early American fire engines to current day equipment. In addition, there is antique fire-fighting equipment, both hands-on and interactive exhibits, indoor children's play...More

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Reviewed 5 weeks ago via mobile

My husband and I stopped by for a quick visit of the firefighting museum in North Charleston. The collection of old fire fighting trucks and equipment is interesting and well laid out. The museum is very kid friendly and educates kids well about how to...More

Thank Erin M
Reviewed September 14, 2018

This is a smaller museum but they have a lot of vintage firetrucks with their history. There is an interactive engine for the little ones to get the experience of working on a fire truck which my nephew enjoyed. The film is very informative about...More

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Reviewed August 27, 2018

We first started taking our grandchildren when 4 years old...now in HS. It is a museum, teaching and learning experience not to be missed at any agen particularly driving the digitally experienced full size fire truck, trying on fireman suit (heavy!) feeling the power of...More

Thank donnaottone
Reviewed August 6, 2018 via mobile

I was very pleasantly surprised with how much fun this museum was! Our group ages ranged from 80 to 2 years and we all enjoyed it. The little boys were fascinated with the fire truck simulator and the household hazard presentation, I have to say...More

Thank Susan G
Reviewed August 4, 2018 via mobile

Our child had a blast and James was extremely helpful and kind. You can tell he has a passion for people and children!

Thank husky1213
Reviewed July 10, 2018 via mobile

I took my nephew and had lots of fun. It is for all ages and rich with history. The building was clean and the staff was friendly.

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Reviewed June 30, 2018

This is the most extensive collection of fire trucks that I have ever seen. It has some interactive displays for the kids and lots of information for families and kids. Fun time had by all.

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Reviewed June 18, 2018 via mobile

So glad I took the time to see this collection. Made my trip to Charleston very special. The fact that all of them enter d the building under their own power is outstanding. They are very well taken care of and loved. It shows. Super...More

Thank Douglas H
Reviewed June 12, 2018

Great exhibits! A movie with rotating props that sprays you with a mist at the end, really nicely restored old fire trucks, and other video/audio enhanced exhibits as well. It's a fairly small museum but lots to learn and it is a really good price....More

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May 28, 2018|
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Monday - Saturday: 10:00 - 5:00 p.m. Sunday: 1:00 p.m. - 5:00 p.m. Last Admission 4:00 p.m. each day MUSEUM HOLIDAYS The museum is open 7 days a week. Closed: Thanksgiving Day, Christmas Eve, Christmas Day and New Year... More
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May 21, 2018|
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Response from Jon H | Reviewed this property |
Yes there is a gift shop. They have a few collectibles, toys, kids' fire suit costumes, etc.
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