The FASNY Museum of Firefighting was created in 1923 when the Firemen’s Association of the State of New York and the Exempt Firemen’s Association of the New York City agreed that if FASNY authorized the erection of a suitable building for a museum, four antique fire engines would be donated by the Exempt Firemen’s Association. Amidst much anticipation, the Museum was built on the grounds of the Firemen’s Home in Hudson, New York.
The museum is approximately a 50,000 square feet, dedicated to the firefighters. The museum’s collection has now amassed ninety pieces of apparatus and various pieces of American fire equipment. The staff uses the collection to tell the story of the American firefighter throughout the years. Whether you are a firefighter visiting the Museum for the first time, a family looking for a fascinating day trip or a student of history whose interest has been piqued by the fire service, the FASNY Museum of Firefighting presents firefighting as history, culture, a service to humanity, a preventative practice and as ever-changing art and technology.
Exhibits and Events
FASNY Museum of Firefighting has events throughout the year for the entertainment and education of people of all ages. Family-friendly events such as Dalmatian Day are popular among visitors. Exhibits are held in efforts to educate the visitors while also giving them an experience that is both fun and memorable. Educational exhibits like The Fire in the Valley, contain much about the history of the Dutch and how they fought fires in the 1600’s upon their arrival in the United States.
These and many other events and exhibits are waiting for you! Plan your trip to FASNY Museum of Firefighting today!
(age 3 and older)
(2 adults and their 2 children)
Children under age 3: FREE
“The museum is very well organized and the staff friendly and proud of their museum. Most definitely would recommend and I will visit again!”
-Monica P., Trip Advisor