With the purchase of the former Five cousins Department store in 1989, the museum had a home. After two years of basic building repairs, work on the Museum began in earnest. Although progress seemed slow, especially after a few minor setbacks, the Museum opened October 12, 1994. Even though the Museum was open, there were some things left unfinished. Some still remain that way as new ideas are continually being developed. It is now apparent that the Mansfield Fire Museum will never be a finished product. It will continue to grow and change as new ideas, equipment, and displays come. ~ G.L. Williams Original Director of the Mansfield Fire Museum
From the bucket brigade to the horse drawn fire apparatus, through the internal combustion powered equipment, experience the many aspects of the history of fire service. See a reproduction of a turn of the century Fire Station and even hear the antique alarm bell that alerted the firemen. You can almost see the horses leave their stable to be hitched to the hose wagon.
Stroll down part of Mansfield's historic North Main Street where you see the original City News, Coney Island Diner, and also visit an old time drugstore with an authentic marble soda fountain.
Group Tours and Winter Hours by Appointment.
Admission is free
Donations are Welcome
1265 West 4th Street, Mansfield, Ohio 44906, United States