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“Interesting and should be better known -- great for families!”

Canadian Fire Fighters Museum
Ranked #10 of 20 things to do in Port Hope
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Reviewed August 24, 2016

We were traveling up to Kingston and we had some spare time. In previous trips I had seen the signs for the museum along the 401, so we decided to stop by the museum and we were very glad we did.

It's currently located in a medium-sized building that is jam packed with memorabilia, artifacts, and vintage to modern equipment. It's managed by volunteers who are obviously enthusiastic about what they do. There is a shed nearby with additional vehicles.

They have a good problem in that they have many more artifacts than they can display in the space they have; fortunately they are in talks with the city to secure a much larger building nearby. if successful, they will be able to display much more of the collection.

They cover all aspects of firefighting; from forest-fire fighting, to structural, to airport equipment and crew gear. There's plenty for children to explore and a fair amount of hands-on activities.

And there are enough fireplugs (hydrants) there to make any dog think that they've died and are now in Paradise :-)

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Reviewed August 4, 2016

Hidden in the little town of Port Hope, this museum has a lot of interesting items in its collection.
Don't let the it's outside appearance fool you. It is well kept and worth checking out!

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Reviewed June 22, 2016 via mobile

We went there for something to do on a lazy Sunday. It's very close to the beach in Port Hope. They don't have a set entry fee, you can donate what ever amount you want. There is a corner where you can try on some of the fire suits. I wouldn't make a trip specifically to see this place but if you are in the area you should definitely go.

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Reviewed May 22, 2016 via mobile

Great for family with kids, lots of old fire trucks. Dress up fire fighters as well. Staffs are friendly. Admissions is by donation.

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Reviewed January 28, 2016

Here you will find one of the very best displays and exhibits covering all aspects of fire fighting down through the decades from the 1800s ...
This important museum opens in the better months from late May through October and charges no admission although a donation would be most gratefully appreciated ...
Recently the museum announced it had received a very large donation of hundreds of high quality vintage artifacts from the now closed Ontario Fire College which will greatly extend their current collections and displays, allowing them to create even more fine new exhibits for visitors to view ...
These new additions will then give the museum one of the largest fire fighting displays in all of Canada ...
Additionally, they have a most interesting gift shoppe offering an assortment of collectibles, toys and clothing related to the fire fighting occupation ...
Check their webpages in advance to see just what you will find there ...
You will really enjoy a stop here and will definitely not be disappointed, guaranteed.

Thank colonel77
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