Winter Day Activities on Cape Cod: New England Fire and History Museum
When rain or winter weather has left you stranded indoors on Cape Cod… head to the New England Fire and History Museum Cape Cod in Brewster, MA. It’s an ideal daytime activity and an educational experience to boot!
Antique Fire Trucks
Remember those old fashioned fire trucks with the big water tanks in Normal Rockwell paintings? Remember the Dalmations that would follow alongside the fire trucks as they rolled through the streets of the city?
You can relive these exciting times inside the New England Fire and History Museum. The museum offers visitors a unique look at the ways cities throughout New England managed fires and other emergencies back over half a century ago. There are more than a dozen antique fire engines within the museum. These fascinating relics give museum goers an in-depth look at how fire trucks have changed over the decades. And, visitors can see just how big these engines are up close. It’s surreal.
There’s also special decorative exhibits throughout the museum with gas lighting behind them to make them more authentic. In addition to your sightseeing, you’ll want to make sure you see the amazing 1837 French provinical rig, with its home originally in Philadelphia. It’s truly a sight to behold, and it’s one of the most historic and famous fire engines in all of New England.
And, if you’re into antique cars, there’s even a 1929 Mercedes Benz has a place in the museum as well, with a value more than a million dollars!
What’s On Your Cape Cod Vacations Itinerary?
Make your winter vacation to Cape Cod something to remember. Pamper yourself and your family with a stay at one of the many affordable Cape Cod accommodations… and head over to the New England Fire and History Museum where a fantastic blast to the past awaits you and your family.