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Lots of History in this Barn

We toured this fire barn museum as part of the Hackley & Hume tour. Very interesting, lots of... read more

Reviewed September 17, 2018
ShelleyBeanie
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East Peoria, Illinois
Cute historical building!

Oy reviewing based off viewing the outside. I'd love to come back and actually tour it one day... read more

Reviewed September 4, 2018
Jabell1969
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Detroit, Michigan
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Reviewed November 2, 2017

Lots of cool information. It's amazing how they used to fight fires and the peril the firefighters put themselves in with the equipment they had a the time. They have some well preserved displays that take you back thru the years.

Thank ilovegaylord
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Reviewed September 18, 2017

Why is it called a fire barn? In a time before motor vehicles, horses were used to pull the fire fighting equipment. As a visitor you can explore two floors filled with antique fire fighting equipment and see the stalls where the horses were kept on the ready. The attendant will give you a quick guided tour and tell you how the horses were trained. Because horses are smarter than today's trucks, the equipment could be ready to go in less than a minute because the horses knew what to do.

Upstairs, you can visit the area where the firemen (and women) lived while on duty. There are also exhibits on the history of fires in Muskegon, and some artifacts. Moderately interesting for the average adult, boring for kids. You can't slide down the pole, not that this should surprise you.

The museum will only take about 20 minutes or so to visit. Parking is free, and so is the museum. While you're here, be sure to visit the Scolnik House of the Depression Era located next door. It's also free, and a little more interesting for kids.

Thank copperdragon66
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