Visiting the New England Fire and History Museum

Cape Cod Things to See

A visit to this beautiful region just wouldn’t be complete without a stop at one of the famed Cape Cod museums – and the New England Fire and History Museum in Cape Cod is not to be missed.

The museum is a perfect rainy – or snowy – day activity and an ideal educational experience for kids and grownups alike.

Blast to the Past at this Cape Cod Museum

Remember those old fashioned fire trucks with the big water tanks on the back of them in 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 30 antique fire engines within the museum, providing a look at the transformation of fire engines from when they were first developed to the present time. Visitors can see just how big these engines are up close.

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. 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 vacation to Cape Cod extraordinary – and memorable. Book a stay at one of the affordable Cape Cod Hotels across the region, and head over to the New England Fire and History Museum where a fantastic blast to the past awaits you and your family. Be sure to call the museum first for hours of operation – have fun!


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