We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.
We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.

North Charleston and American LaFrance Fire Museum and Educational Center

Certificate of Excellence
Map
Satellite
Map updates are paused. Zoom in to see updated info.
Reset zoom
Updating Map...
Get directions
Address: 4975 Centre Pointe Dr, North Charleston, SC 29418-6991
Phone Number: +1 843-740-5550
Website

TripAdvisor Reviewer Highlights

Read all 125 reviews
Visitor rating
  • 84
    Excellent
  • 31
    Very good
  • 9
    Average
  • 0
    Poor
  • 1
    Terrible
Good diversion

We were looking for something to do with two toddlers. I wouldn't say this was ideal but it did amuse them and us adults got to walk around a bit. If you're REALLY into fire... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 1 week ago
Laura S
,
Boca Raton
via mobile
Add Photo Write a Review

125 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

Traveller rating
Traveller type
Time of year
Language
Showing 125: English reviews
Boca Raton
Level Contributor
14 reviews
7 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We were looking for something to do with two toddlers. I wouldn't say this was ideal but it did amuse them and us adults got to walk around a bit. If you're REALLY into fire truck history, you'll love this place

Helpful?
Thank Laura S
Sequim, Washington
Level Contributor
111 reviews
63 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 35 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The go-to answers, at least when I was growing up, was astronaut and fireman. Anyone who was ever a kid will love this Museum. And the kids that I saw here were going nuts for this place. My wife was in a seminar at the Charleston Conference Center for a couple of days and this museum is just up the... More 

Helpful?
Thank mikecarp
Level Contributor
3 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

5 adults visiting from the Midwest and we were all impressed. If you have kids they will certainly enjoy it also.

Helpful?
Thank LittleCarpenter
New Hampshire
Level Contributor
86 reviews
30 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 October 2016

This small museum is situated at the entrance to the Tanger outlet mall and shares its building with the N. Charleston Visitors Center (where you can take the super-convenient shuttle to downtown). This place is quite close to the Convention Center too. So many fire engines of so many eras, with good descriptive panels to enjoy or not, depending on... More 

Helpful?
Thank Bzeau
North Charleston, South Carolina
Level Contributor
10 reviews
5 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 October 2016 via mobile

Great fun for little kids, older than 5 maybe not as much fun but still interesting! If you are at the tanger or sams club it's a great way to kill a hour or so and learn some great facts about the fire department, and the old fire trucks are neat to look at.

Helpful?
Thank nicoladaley17
Level Contributor
28 reviews
11 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 October 2016

This is an excellent museum of vintage and modern fire trucks. It is a great place to take grandkids

Helpful?
Thank Dave V
Level Contributor
17 reviews
3 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 September 2016

This museum is good for kids. They have an amazing collection of fire trucks of various vintages, all in great condition. (Coincidentally, they all seemed to be American LaFrance vehicles.) There are a number of educational activities. There is even a small play area in the middle with a slide and a kid-sized fire pole. The staff was very friendly... More 

Helpful?
Thank bdwinters5
Rock Hill, South Carolina
Level Contributor
17 reviews
5 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 August 2016

The Firetruck Museum is a great place to spend a hot day. My kids are a little young, so they weren't as interested in the information available, but they did enjoy looking at the firetrucks and the playground. We will definitely go back more often when they are older.

Helpful?
Thank Kate J
Summerville, South Carolina
Level Contributor
31 reviews
13 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 August 2016

I took my 4 yr. old grand-daughter and 6 yr. old grand son today. Awesome fire truck museum and fire educational place. There's also a huge play area for the kids. With fire pole and huge slide. Lots of trucks and fire stuff to look at. !2 and younger free...others $6.00.

Helpful?
Thank Bryan T
Level Contributor
4 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 August 2016 via mobile

Absolutely wonderful display of antique firetrucks..kids and adult kids alike will be amazed..kids under 12 are free!

Helpful?
Thank bodyman81

Travellers who viewed North Charleston and American LaFrance Fire Museum and Educational Center also viewed

North Charleston, Coastal South Carolina
North Charleston, Coastal South Carolina
 
North Charleston, Coastal South Carolina
North Charleston, Coastal South Carolina
 

Been to North Charleston and American LaFrance Fire Museum and Educational Center? Share your experiences!

Write a Review Add Photos & Videos

Is This Your TripAdvisor Listing?

Own or manage this property? Claim your listing for free to respond to reviews, update your profile and much more.

Claim Your Listing

Questions & Answers

Questions? Get answers from North Charleston and American LaFrance Fire Museum and Educational Center staff and past visitors.
Posting guidelines
Typical questions asked:
  • Do I have to buy a ticket for my infant?
  • How do I get there using public transportation?
  • Is there a restaurant or café onsite?