Museum Hours

Open 10am daily.

Admission tickets
sold until 3:30pm (last admissions.)

Galleries close at 4:30pm for ticketed visitors.*

* see more information on the "Hours and Admission" page

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

Admission Tickets


Adults: $10

Children: $5
(age 3 and older)

Family: $25
(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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About Us

The
dictionary defines a museum as "a place where important things are preserved: a building or institution where objects of artistic, historical, or scientific importance and value are kept, studied, and put on display.” We, however, think of the FASNY Museum of Firefighting as much more than just that!

We want Museum visitors to explore, discover and learn. We want Museum visitors to be both enlightened and entertained by their visit to the FASNY Museum of Firefighting.

Whether you are a firefighter on a pilgrimage to the Museum for the first time, a family looking for a fascinating daytrip or a student of history whose interest has been piqued by the fire service, we strive to engage you by presenting the subject of firefighting as history, as culture, as a service to humanity, as a preventative practice and as ever-changing art and technology. 

 
The FASNY Museum of Firefighting Addition Project

As an accredited museum of the State of New York, the Museum is expected to continue to collect for the people on NY State, so that future generations of Americans will understand the contributions volunteer firefighters made to their communities and to the history of New York State. It is only because of the foresight of the past leadership of FASNY in 1925 and thereafter that the Museum is able to house the premiere collection of firefighting artifacts in America. It is our hope that Museum supporters will embrace the same vision. It would be a disservice to those firefighters who served from the 1970s through the 1990s if their contributions and history was not acknowledged and preserved for all time at the Museum.

 

      

The Museum is in need of a new addition. Adding a new addition to the Museum is crucial, so that the Museum may:

Continue to Collect:
The Museum only has apparatus through the 1970s and still needs to collect a box rescue truck, which is an iconic piece of apparatus from that era. We are currently behind collecting by over two decades!!! Because of the high price of metal, trucks from the 1970s, 1980s and 1990s will likely be scrapped before the Museum has the opportunity to collect them, if we do not collect them now. The need to continue to collect to tell the story of the volunteer firefighting in NY State is ongoing. If we do not continue to collect, the story from these eras will be lost forever.

Provide Programming:
A new addition would also allow us room for a multipurpose space that could be used for meeting space, for programming and for other events. This space could also function as a lunch area for visiting school groups. This is vital because it is too cold to use the pavilion most of the months school is in session. Schools cannot make it back in time for their scheduled lunch period after a tour, so they require a place to eat lunch during their field trip. We do not have the facilities to offer such a space at this time, so we are restricted to offering tours to school groups to only 4 months a year, when the pavilion is available next door.  We could also use this space to offer birthday parties for kids, which would help generate earned income. We are currently at or past capacity for space for the Museum’s Super Saturday events: we need a larger, dedicated space for programming, events and meetings.

Continue to Provide New Exhibits:
New exhibits are the lifeblood of a museum: it keeps visitors returning to explore and discover more. Some tentative ideas for possible exhibitions include:
  • Designed by the Decade: How History and Design Influenced American LaFrance Fire Apparatus
  • The Romance of Firefighting: Parade Carriages of the 1800s
  • Firemen in Peace, Soldiers in War: the Zouaves of the Civil War Era
  • PLAY! Firefighting Toys Through the Decades

 

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