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Nice little museum!

My husband and I had never seen a museum devoted to a firehouse before and we decided to stop in... read more

Reviewed April 24, 2016
hfritzinger
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Newark, Delaware
Great little museum

Learning about the former firehouse rivalries in Old Town was fun, and the old fire fighting... read more

Reviewed August 17, 2015
RachelinKabul
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Reviewed August 17, 2015

Learning about the former firehouse rivalries in Old Town was fun, and the old fire fighting equipment is really cool. Good for kids and adults.

Date of experience: January 2015
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Reviewed August 15, 2015

---Two adults who enjoy doing creative things and seeing museums. This was our first visit to this small museum. We paid $2.00 each for admission to the event which, I think, included one pre-baked, dough ornament each. Each additional ornament cost $1.00.
---The event was held on the second floor where there were two long tables and, possibly, a smaller table(s) in the next room. All chairs at the tables I could see were taken. We each selected one ornament from a variety of pre-baked dough shapes such as fire house dog, fire helmet, etc. Baskets of various kinds of markers, which participants shared, were placed on the tables. When a participant was done, a museum member provided a ribbon from which to hang the ornament. It was a fun time.
---Based on observation, a parent had to closely monitor kids under ~ six years so that they would color the ornament and not on the table, walls, each other.
---The fire house was restored in the early 1990's and dates back to 1855. Reels of old hoses, leather water buckets, and an old water pumper stand are located in the museum's Engine Room. There is a small gift shop under the staircase leading to the second floor.

Date of experience: December 2014
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Reviewed August 13, 2015

The firehouse is a fun 15 minute diversion especially for kids (or when you need AC in mid-summer). Interesting set of paraphernalia but overall a pretty quick tour.

Date of experience: March 2015
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Reviewed July 18, 2015

Great area upstairs is a meeting room showing their community presence. On display are ceremonial helmets,capes, other regalia decorated with the Friendship Hands.
The history of fire fighting is explained.
Downstairs are 2 old fire engines, one built in 1851 & the other built in 1858 by a local man.

Date of experience: May 2015
Thank Clio H
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Reviewed July 15, 2015

This beautifully restored historic old time fire house will transport you back a few hundred years & should give you an appreciation for how far we have come since then in the fire fighting profession. From the brass pole slide to the upstairs barracks, the ancient brick inside & out...a true time capsule to marvel.

Date of experience: June 2015
Thank Ward S
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