This past weekend we were going to head to the Golden Age of Trucking Museum in Middlebury, CT. We had gone their twice before years ago and enjoyed it. We don’t head out that way often, which is why we hadn’t been their in awhile. Well I went to check out the address for that museum and came across a blog post from a site saying they closed back in 2010. Whoops! We were bummed. So I went on search for another museum that we could do that wasn’t too far away. After an hour of searching I came across the site for the FASNY Museum of Firefighting. We had never done a Firefighting museum before so I thought it would be great fun for the boys!
So we drove the little over hour north to Hudson, NY and checked out the FASNY Museum of Firefighting.
We did not know what to expect when we got their. The lady working at the desk was so pleasant though! Gave us the run down on where things were, including a map. She pointed out that if we see the FireStar Dog in locations that means that the kids are allowed to touch and interact with those areas! Let me tell you, there are a ton of places at the FASNY Museum of Firefighting that is interactive and the boys had a ton of fun playing with all the areas!
Get Low and Go
Stop, Drop and Roll
Digging for History
Of course we can’t forget about actually checking out all the antique fire trucks and other items they have on display. The boys weren’t too interested with this part, but Cory wish he could have looked at more of them better. I was amazed, they were just gorgeous trucks in there.
Walking through the museum I spotted these 2 gorgeous stained glass windows. It was perfect with the sunlight streaming on through.
Driving a Firetruck
This was one of the boys favorite areas. They were able to get in and make pretend drive 3 firetrucks, and than a fire jeep type thing for Smokey the Bear.
A Look to the Future
We will be visiting the FASNY Firefighting Museum again! It was a great time had by all!
Want To Visit?
Address: 117 Harry Howard Ave. Hudson, NY 12534
Price: Adults: $7 . Children (age 3 and older): $5 Family (2 adults and their 2 children): $20 Children under age 3: FREE
Hours: 7 Days a week from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Check their calender to make sure they will be open.