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North Charleston and American LaFrance Fire Museum and Educational Center

North Charleston and American LaFrance Fire Museum and Educational Center

Historic Charleston & Resort Islands

Historic Charleston & Resort Islands

The North Charleston and American LaFrance Fire Museum and Educational Center houses the antique collection of firefighting vehicles belonging to American LaFrance, LLC. Enthusiasts and casual observers alike can learn about the history of fire fighting and marvel at the evolution of a most useful invention.

The collection of eighteen antique fire trucks includes a hand operated fire pump and two horse-drawn steam engines. Other exhibits range from a cinema with a talking robot and a film depicting the history of fire fighting to the home hazards interactive exhibit and the Great Escape exhibit. The Great Escape not only provides fun for young visitors, but allows them to experience the thrill of flying down a fire pole and learn smart ways to exit a burning building.
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North Charleston
Coastal & Islands
4975 Centre Pointe DR,
North Charleston, SC 29418
(843) 740-5550
Info & Amenities
Location
From Columbia Take I-26 East and merge onto I-526 West via Exit 212B toward Savannah (1.2 miles). Take the International Boulevard exit, Exit 16 – toward Airport/Montague Ave (0.2 miles). Turn Left onto International Boulevard (0.4 miles). Turn Left onto Centre Pointe Drive (0.2 miles). Turn Right into Museum parking lot.
Admission
$6; 12 & younger free with accompanying adult; groups of five or more children are considered educational groups and will be charged accordingly
Days and Hours of Operation
M-Sa 10am-5pm; Su 1-5pm; last admission accepted at 4pm
Days and Holidays Closed
New Year's Day, Thanksgiving, Christmas Eve/Day