Legacy of Heroes: North Charleston and American LaFrance Fire Museum
The Legacy of Heroes: The North Charleston and American LaFrance Fire Museum and Educational Center in Charleston give visitors a snapshot of the changes and advancements that have taken place in fire fighting over the years. The various tours and exhibits also show what it has been like to live as a firefighter over the past 200 years. Interactive displays and equipment fill the museum allowing children and other visitors to get a hands-on experience of the vehicles and antique equipment, which date back to the 1700’s.
The Museum houses the largest collection of professionally restored American LaFrance fire apparatus in the country. The facility has been open since 2007 and currently holds 18 fire trucks and one-of-a-kind firefighting artifacts. The museum is also complete with a theater, play areas and fire truck simulator.
The North Charleston and American LaFrance Fire Museum and Education Center is a great experience for people of all ages including school groups and families. Their goal is to preserve the history and evolution of the fire service while educating people on the importance of fire and life safety.
Website – http://www.legacyofheroes.org/
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