North Charleston Fire Museum

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North Charleston Fire Museum
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North Charleston Fire Museum is located in South Carolina
North Charleston Fire Museum
Location in South Carolina
Established2007 (2007)
Location4975 Centre Pointe Dr, North Charleston, SC 29418
Coordinates32°52′15″N 80°01′06″W / 32.8707°N 80.0184°W / 32.8707; -80.0184Coordinates: 32°52′15″N 80°01′06″W / 32.8707°N 80.0184°W / 32.8707; -80.0184
TypeFire Museum

The North Charleston Fire Museum and Educational Center is a fire museum in North Charleston, South Carolina, displaying a collection of fire fighting vehicles dating back to the 1780s.

On permanent loan from the American LaFrance Company, which was headquartered nearby until its closure in 2014, the 20,000 square feet (1,900 m2) facility displays more than 20 restored vehicles, interactive exhibits and simulators.[1][2]

Old apparatus on display at the museum

Established in 2007 by the city of North Charleston, the museum is a popular rainy day activity for tourists.

Retired and active firefighters from the area provide tours for groups and area available to answer questions about the equipment and fire safety.[3] Other exhibits include a 4-D film on the history of firefighting, robotic presentation on fire dangers in the home and a small playground area with a fire-pole and slide.

The Fire Museum is a stop on the route for some shuttle buses that operate between Charleston and its airport.


  1. ^ Davis, Perry, Lee. Historical tours Charleston : trace the path of America's heritage. Guilford, Connecticut. ISBN 9781493023646. OCLC 1025358843.
  2. ^ 1954-, Wagner, Rob Leicester (2001). Firehouses. New York: MetroBooks. ISBN 1586630490. OCLC 44885181.CS1 maint: numeric names: authors list (link)
  3. ^ "North Charleston and American LaFrance Fire Museum and Educational Center - 2018 All You Need to Know Before You Go (with Photos) - TripAdvisor". Retrieved 2018-06-19.

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