At the North Charleston Fire Museum all of our guides are either current or retired firefighters with first-hand, real world knowledge of the fire service. That knowlegde is evident in every guided tour through the museum. Tour guests will not only learn about historical firefighting equipment and tactics, they will actually participate in a bucket brigade or handle an axe. We believe the message of fire prevention and safety is best learned through hands on experience.
The North Charleston Fire Museum is proud to participate in the South Carolina Fire Academy program "Spray It Forward". This grade and age specific program teaches our guests the importance of fire prevention and fire safety at a level they can understand.
From "Stop, Drop and Roll" to the chemistry of fire, all aspects are reviewed.
The North Charleston Fire Museum proves to be must attend educational field trip for every student and one that could save a life.
The North Charleston and American LaFrance Fire Museum and Educational Center believes that teachers and school administrators have a difficult enough job without having to plan all the details of an educational field trip. In an effort to ease educators' work load, we have compiled some basic themes and teaching activites to use either before or after your visit to the museum. Please check back frequently as we continue to add resources throughout the year
Tours last approx. an hour and a half and may be scheduled
Monday- Saturday: 10:00 - 3:00 Sunday: 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Student (under 12 yo) - $2.00
Adult - $5.00 each
One Adult per 10 students - Free
Payment may be made in advance or upon arrival with cash, business/school check, Visa or MasterCard
All guided tours must be scheduled in advance.
Groups with more 5 than children are automatically considered educational tour and be charged tour rates.