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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Legacy: Robert Fulton and the Commercial Utilization of the Steam Engine
This interactive exhibit briefly examines Robert Fulton’s story and work, which was utilized by fire apparatus manufacturers to create steam fire pumpers. The exhibit concentrates on Fulton's legacy as it relates to the fire service.

Panels detail Fulton’s contributions and the utilization of steam power for other commercial uses, including steam fire pumpers. The exhibit also intertwines another facet of the history of the Hudson River Valley Region into the exhibit: the manufacture of steam pumpers in Hudson, N.Y. by the Clapp and Jones Company.

The Museum’s collection includes two of these examples of steam powered fire pumpers manufactured by Clapp and Jones. Steamers were manufactured and used through the early 1900’s in America. Although many were sent to the scrap yard for their brass and iron during World War II, the FASNY Museum of Firefighting is fortunate to have a total of five steamers gifted to the Museum over the years, including a rare 1898 American Cosmopolitan or "Mighty Midget” steamer manufactured by American LaFrance, which can be viewed in the exhibit. Interactive components include an audio/video component entitled "Fire Horses” and an interactive quiz activity also concerning fire horses. This exhibit also contains an interactive steam engine model that allows the visitor privy to the inner working of a steam-powered fire pumper.



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