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North Charleston and American LaFrance Fire Museum and Educational Center

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Address: 4975 Centre Pointe Dr, North Charleston, SC 29418-6991
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Awesome place!

Went here mainly for the kids, but there is also some really good info for adults here. It's sponsored by American - LaFrance so all of the trucks are theirs, but they ate really... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 2 days ago
Travis H
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

Went here mainly for the kids, but there is also some really good info for adults here. It's sponsored by American - LaFrance so all of the trucks are theirs, but they ate really cool old trucks.

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Thank Travis H
North Charleston, South Carolina
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

This museum was great! My dad and I visited the museum just after I moved down here. I must say there are several volunteer firefighters in my family with myself and my dad included. There is something to do for all ages. There are things that are hands on, a fun fire truck simulator, antique fire trucks that represent the... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

My family made a stop here recently and my 7yr old absolutely loved it. My husband and I enjoyed it as well. It had a ton of trucks from through out the years and demos of fires. If you have a little one who loves fire trucks this is a must stop.

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Thank Spain05
Wake Forest, North Carolina
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This will take as much or as little time as you want it to. It is certainly affordable, at only $6 for adults and kids are free. Besides the impeccably restored engines on display, there are several interactive exhibits, including a simulator ride that sits you in the cab of a real fire engine. Conveniently located near the Convention Center... More 

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Thank c5mjb
Beaufort, South Carolina
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 weeks ago via mobile

We went with 2 of our boys and all of us had a fun visit! 12 and under are free so we only needed to pay for 2 adults and it was inexpensive. The facility is very nice and fresh looking. The large collection of antique fire trucks is impressive. The fire trucks are in mint condition and the attention... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 November 2016 via mobile

We were looking for something to do with two toddlers. I wouldn't say this was ideal but it did amuse them and us adults got to walk around a bit. If you're REALLY into fire truck history, you'll love this place

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Sequim, Washington
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 November 2016

The go-to answers, at least when I was growing up, was astronaut and fireman. Anyone who was ever a kid will love this Museum. And the kids that I saw here were going nuts for this place. My wife was in a seminar at the Charleston Conference Center for a couple of days and this museum is just up the... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 November 2016 via mobile

5 adults visiting from the Midwest and we were all impressed. If you have kids they will certainly enjoy it also.

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New Hampshire
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 October 2016

This small museum is situated at the entrance to the Tanger outlet mall and shares its building with the N. Charleston Visitors Center (where you can take the super-convenient shuttle to downtown). This place is quite close to the Convention Center too. So many fire engines of so many eras, with good descriptive panels to enjoy or not, depending on... More 

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North Charleston, South Carolina
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 October 2016 via mobile

Great fun for little kids, older than 5 maybe not as much fun but still interesting! If you are at the tanger or sams club it's a great way to kill a hour or so and learn some great facts about the fire department, and the old fire trucks are neat to look at.

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