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Included with our tour of the hackley and Hume homes.

Lots of great old photos. Good displays. Included in our ticket for the Hackley and Hume Homes... read more

Reviewed August 16, 2018
nicolediane
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Atlanta, Georgia
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 September 4, 2018 via mobile

Oy reviewing based off viewing the outside. I'd love to come back and actually tour it one day, which is free during certain hours. I love the fact that this house and the one next door are historical buildings in this part of town, and that tours are free. Parking is free also, along the street.

Date of experience: September 2018
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Reviewed August 16, 2018

Lots of great old photos. Good displays. Included in our ticket for the Hackley and Hume Homes. Just takes a few minutes but interesting, especially since we grew up in Muskegon.

Date of experience: July 2018
Thank nicolediane
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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.

Date of experience: October 2017
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.

Date of experience: July 2017
Thank copperdragon66
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