Museum Hours

10 a.m. to 5 p.m*  Daily
* see specifications on the "Hours and Admission" page

Closed Independence Day,
Memorial Day, Easter,
Christmas, Thanksgiving,
New Year’s Day

Admission

Adults: $7

Children: $5
(age 3 and older)

Family: $20
(2 adults and their 2 children)

Children under age 3: FREE

Museum and FASNY Members: FREE

The Museum also
participates in the Empire State Reciprocal Program and NARM.
Members of these programs will also receive FREE admission, as per the Museum's policy: see the "Hours and Admission" page for more info.

117 Harry Howard Ave.
Hudson, NY 12534
518.822.1875



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Fire Gear
Perhaps the most personal part of the Museum’s collection is its collection of firefighters' gear. These are the individual items worn by the brave firefighters of the past and present. This collection includes helmets, turnout coats, self contained breathing apparatus, fire boots and much more. Some of the highlights of this collection include:

Red bibbed shirts: Worn by the firemen of the 1800s, these shirts indentified a man as a fireman, which afforded him an elevated social status. Paired with dark trousers, leather boots and a helmet, this uniform was considered fashionable and was favored at social occasions of the time.

Self Contained Breathing Apparatus: The evolution of breathing gear is represented by many rare and interesting artifacts. These include masks attached by an air line to a bellows, front mounted breathing apparatus (military surplus) and modern carbon-wrapped cylinders.

Head Gear: The Museum collection includes many unusual examples of head gear, including jockey caps, stovepipe hats and very early helmets (circa 1700s.)
The various designs of head gear are well represented, as well as the various materials used such as leather, aluminum and composite materials.


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