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Volunteer Fireman's Hall & Museum of Kingston

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Address: 266 Fair St, Kingston, NY 12401-3808
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+1 845-331-0866

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Interesting collection of Ulster County fire departments and fire equipment - well documented and displayed. Also have a wall honoring deceased volunteer firefighters with their... read more

Reviewed 2 November 2016
Shirley A
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Reviewed 2 November 2016

Interesting collection of Ulster County fire departments and fire equipment - well documented and displayed. Also have a wall honoring deceased volunteer firefighters with their names on plaques!

Thank Shirley A
new york
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Reviewed 13 September 2016 via mobile

If you like old buildings and old stuff, this is a place for you. Fire equipment that illustrates the history of fire fighting. Engines, hose carts, photos, uniforms and tons of memorabilia. I'll be back for sure.

Thank merrahue
Poughkeepsie, New York, Usa
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
Reviewed 29 August 2016

We went to the museum as a day trip. There was a mustering of historic fire equipment which made it even better. We have been to several fire museums and this was one of the nicest. It is also located within walking distance of the State House and a Dutch Church which was founded in 1660. There were nice little... More 

Thank Dorothy M
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Reviewed 24 August 2016

Though compact this museum ranks right up there with many that we have visited. Great display of memorabilia including a firehouse 'pole'. There is a fairly steep stairway to the 2nd floor with no elevator available. The volunteers staffing the museum are chockfull of knowledge. A don't miss attraction if you are in the area.

Thank Maureen H
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Reviewed 20 July 2016

There is a hoarded collection of local and regional fire fighting history - the people, the equipment and the culture. Staffed by retired fire fighters with lots to share about everything. Go upstairs and visit the old meeting hall with its collection of photos, documents, furniture and all sorts of stuff from the 1800s - 1900s.

Thank travelbob1
Kingston, New York
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Reviewed 28 June 2016

Bring the family or just stroll through to tour the Volunteer Fireman's Museum! It is a fun place for history buffs or boys & their Dad's!

Thank Y5161YKrobinb
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 June 2016

We went to the museum with my four year old grandson and my eighty-plus old parents. There was enjoyment and all. See a great collection of firetrucks and memorabilia and lots of hands on activities for young children. Inexpensive and interesting.

Thank mcobound
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Reviewed 23 April 2016 via mobile

While much of the museum is hands-off, there is plenty to engage young children and plenty to keep adults busy as well! My kids loved the interactive exhibits, and I was amazed by the sheer size of the place. What a gem.

Thank SmarteCookie
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Reviewed 14 April 2016

If you're into museums, This is a great local one with older firetrucks and loads of history built into the building!

Thank Dan C
Saugerties, New York
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Reviewed 10 March 2016

My husband and I happened upon this Museum purely by accident one day and decided to go in and look around. It was very interesting and the folks inside were very knowledgable about the local history and were able to answer everyone's questions. It's a great place to visit and take the kids

Thank Stormy61

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