Looking for a weekend activity? The Raleigh Fire Museum is open this Saturday, September 8, from 10:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. Tour the 100-year history of the city's career fire department, and learn about the volunteer fire companies that also protected the Capitol City. Hundreds of artifacts and photographs are displayed.
The museum is open on the second Saturday
of each month, and is located in a classroom
trailer at the Keeter Training Center at 105 Keeter Center Drive. Parking and restrooms are
available. Admission is free. Learn more about the museum, and the group that operates it, at www.raleighfiremuseum.org.
Please note that the Raleigh Fire Museum's 1961 American LaFrance pumper is located at Fire Station 9 at 4465 Six Forks Road. The engine was recently returned to Raleigh after decades of private ownership. Also note that the Raleigh Fire Department's collection of antique fire apparatus is housed at a separate location, at Fire Station 28 at 3500 Forestville Road in northeast Raleigh. The collection includes a 1905 steamer, a 1926 American LaFrance pumper, a 1950 Mack pumper, and a 1982 Mack pumper. Visitors are welcome at both locations.