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North Charleston and American LaFrance Fire Museum and Educational Center

4975 Centre Pointe Dr, North Charleston, SC 29418-6991
+1 843-740-5550
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Fantastic collection of Firetrucks and memorabilia.

So glad I took the time to see this collection. Made my trip to Charleston very special. The fact... read more

Reviewed 6 days ago
Douglas H
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Eureka
via mobile
Fantastically engaging and interactive!

Great exhibits! A movie with rotating props that sprays you with a mist at the end, really nicely... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Shari T
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Newton, Kansas
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  • Excellent71%
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  • Average5%
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LOCATION
4975 Centre Pointe Dr, North Charleston, SC 29418-6991
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+1 843-740-5550
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"fire truck"
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"great for kids"
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"la france"
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"all ages"
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"large collection"
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"kids and adults"
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"slide down"
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"small play area"
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"educational opportunities"
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"safety information"
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"on display"
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"kid friendly"
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"turn of the century"
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"real fire"
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"simulator ride"
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Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

So glad I took the time to see this collection. Made my trip to Charleston very special. The fact that all of them enter d the building under their own power is outstanding. They are very well taken care of and loved. It shows. Super...More

Thank Douglas H
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Reviewed 1 week ago

Great exhibits! A movie with rotating props that sprays you with a mist at the end, really nicely restored old fire trucks, and other video/audio enhanced exhibits as well. It's a fairly small museum but lots to learn and it is a really good price....More

Thank Shari T
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Who knew a fire museum could be so much fun? Great rainy day stop for kids. Lots of fantastic old fire trucks on display. Educational exhibits that teach about fire safety. Even a slide and climbing play area for young kids. You only need about...More

Thank dar0898
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This is a GREAT place for kids, as well as adults. Well done, great restorations of fire equipment more than 100 years old. Some tech displays, including a good tutorial on fire safety and ordinary home fire hazards.

Thank TPJS
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Reviewed 30 April 2018 via mobile

Great fun for kids and adults alike who want to see fire engines from the years passed to present. The museum provides a great deal of information on fire safety suitable and interesting for kids. Interactive and a movie too! Well worth the money. Recommend...More

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Reviewed 25 April 2018

$6 per adult seemed high since it took us about 35 minutes to see everything, but it's nice to see the restored vehicles and learn about the history of Charleston firefighting. I have a friend that is a firefighter, so I might have been more...More

Thank Mary E
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Reviewed 8 April 2018 via mobile

Wow! So impressed with this little gem of a museum. The fire trucks were beautiful to look at, and it was so interactive and fun for my kids. I have a 6 and 4 year old. They can do a little fire truck simulation and...More

Thank Alesha P
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Reviewed 5 April 2018

I visited here with my family and everyone had a great time. The kids loved the badge maker and especially the virtual fire truck emulator. They played in it several times. They also enjoyed the playground in the middle of the museum as well. There...More

Thank Jon H
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Reviewed 13 March 2018 via mobile

Came upon this and stopped in as a brother in law is a fire fighter as EMT. Many engines on display, all in emaculate condition. If you like red and chrome, this is a great place. Interesting displays of equipment and fire safety. Play area...More

Thank williamhF6014MY
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Reviewed 4 March 2018

Most of the museum consist of La France Fire trucks, in pristine condition. The lay out is done with detail and perfection to display the equipment. one of the best fire museum I have seen, and I have seen many. a must see and kid...More

Thank Redrosebud2014
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dianemdb
28 May 2018|
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Response from Redrosebud2014 | Reviewed this property |
Monday - Saturday: 10:00 - 5:00 p.m. Sunday: 1:00 p.m. - 5:00 p.m. Last Admission 4:00 p.m. each day MUSEUM HOLIDAYS The museum is open 7 days a week. Closed: Thanksgiving Day, Christmas Eve, Christmas Day and New Year... More
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Jay P
22 May 2018|
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Response from Jon H | Reviewed this property |
Yes there is a gift shop. They have a few collectibles, toys, kids' fire suit costumes, etc.
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