The Hall of Flame Museum of Firefighting displays more than 90 restored fire trucks along with plenty of firefighting equipment. Begin your visit by watching the video on the history of firefighting.
Next, meander through the six galleries, ending in the National Firefighting Hall of Heroes. It’s dedicated to firefighters who have died in the line of service or been decorated for heroism. A special section is dedicated to the firemen, police officers and Port Authority officers who died on September 11.
The museum is a favorite with local families. Kids can board the fully functional engine built in 1951. There’s also an area where they can sit in a toy chief’s buggy, climb a fire pole and dress up like firefighters. Hands-on activities teach about fire safety, too.