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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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Great display of fire equipment back into the hand pumper days

This is a GREAT place for kids, as well as adults. Well done, great restorations of fire... read more

Reviewed 6 days ago
TPJS
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Greenville, South Carolina, USA
Family fun

Great fun for kids and adults alike who want to see fire engines from the years passed to present... read more

Reviewed 4 weeks ago
shay255
,
Charleston, South Carolina
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4975 Centre Pointe Dr, North Charleston, SC 29418-6991
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+1 843-740-5550
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Reviewed 6 days 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.

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Reviewed 4 weeks ago 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 4 weeks ago

$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 9 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

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Reviewed 6 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

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Reviewed 14 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

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Reviewed 5 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

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Reviewed 17 February 2018 via mobile

Great place for those who love fire trucks or want to learn more about the fire service. Excellent interactive displays for kids including a real fire pole. Employees were fantastic and chock full of knowledge. 10 stars to Ray!!!! Have to also give a big...More

Thank Susanna W
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Reviewed 23 December 2017

The facility tries to be a museum and a children's entertainment center at the same time. Since the two mostly share the same real estate with the entertainment center at the hub and the museum exhibits wrapped around it, they are competing for the same...More

Thank ja813
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Reviewed 3 December 2017

We visited the beginning of October, 2017. Five adults, four over 68. One in a wheelchair. A lot to see in one space. Beautiful engines restored with plenty of information to explain different equipment. Watched as kindergartners were taken on a tour. Learned a lot...More

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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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