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Fun times at American LaFrance Fire Museum in North Charleston

Posted By ShoutCarolina,Date: 04.12.2009

Kids rule at the American LaFrance Fire Museum in North Charleston! Best of all it’s FREE for them to get in (just $6 for adults). Come play around with all sorts of antique fire engines, pumps, hoses, even a smoke house.

The Fire Truck Simulator is by far the biggest attraction. Kids literally line up to drive it. Inside you feel just like you’re in the middle of a fire emergency response.

Fireman in training at LaFrance Fire Museum in Charleston

 

Entrance to the fire truck simulator where you can play with the radio communication, fire siren and horns, and drive through the city traffic jam.

Fire truck simulator

 

Yes there 20 cool fire trucks to check out but kids are drawn to the fire slide and pole. Even Spot, our little dalmatian puppy doll likes to go down the chute! What’s not to love?

Fire pole and slide shute kid magnet

 

OK here is the real deal…it’s dark, fast and furious in here!

 

The Fire Museum is located by the Tanger Outlet mall entrance, at 4975 Centre Point Drive and is open Monday through Saturday from 10AM to 5PM (last ticket sold at 4PM).

Fun is divine at the North Charleston Fire Museum!

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    7 Responses to “Fun times at American LaFrance Fire Museum in North Charleston”

    1. » The amazing American LaFrance antique fire trucks collection at the North Charleston Fire Museum »South Carolina Family Attractions, Free, Affordable and Fun Things To Do Says:

      [...] North Charleston Fire Museum and Educational Center welcomes you to the largest collection of professionally restored American LaFrance fire apparatus [...]

    2. » Right to Fight, Left to Life! Free and fun kids things to do in North Charleston »South Carolina Family Attractions, Free, Affordable and Fun Things To Do Says:

      [...] the history of fire fighting at the incredible North Charleston and American LaFrance Fire Museum. It’s exhilarating for kids, mind blowing for adults and super-sized fun for the entire family. Children get in for free, you [...]

    3. From Charleston to Savannah with love…Favorite places to visit with my kid in the Lowcountry « Shout About South Carolina Travel, Family Attractions and Free Things to Do Says:

      [...] This place is FUN with capital letters! Best of all its free for kids and only $6 for adults. Drive a real fire truck at the North Charleston Fire Museum Children can climb-on a real fire truck, go through a full-fledged emergency response, including a simulated street driving, honk horns, talk on the radio and push all sorts of buttons. [...]

    4. A Hunley tour to remember! Travel tips, photos and what kids love to do in North Charleston « Shout About South Carolina Travel, Family Attractions and Free Things to Do Says:

      [...] The American LaFrance Fire Museum has the best fire show in town (free for kids, $6 [...]

    5. Joe Boley Says:

      Great to find this site. Will be in Charleston some this next summer. Plan a visit. Am looking for information on Silby two wheel hose cart, any ideas. In the old days if I bought a steamer, would I also have to buy a hose cart?? Am lost on how the steamer worked.
      Joe

    6. Joe Boley Says:

      Enjoyed the Hunley and hope to return, but want to see the fire museum too. Joe

    7. ShoutCarolina Says:

      Hi Joe

      Thanks for visiting and commenting on my blog. I’m not an expert when it comes to fire engines. I just wrote about our fun times at the LaFrance Museum in North Charleston.

      Below are 2 websites that may give you some answers. I hope you too will enjoy your visit at the museum!

      Thanks
      Elena

      Silsby steamer history:
      http://www.engine3.org/Silsby/silsbyhistory.html

      How Silsby model operated in the 1900s (from a fire dept. in Beaufort, NC):
      http://www.ncroots.com/beaufort/firedept/history.htm

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