Cape May Firemen’s Museum
643 Washington Street at the corner of Franklin Street
Cape May, NJ 08204
Hours: Call ahead
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Cape May Firemen’s Museum at Christmas time
When I was in Cape May, NJ recently and came across the Cape May Fire Department Museum when walking around the town. It is interesting little museum that tells the history of the Cape May Fire Department.
The museum decorated for Christmas 2022
The museum showcases the history Cape May Fire Department since its creation in the late 1880’s. There have been some serious fires over the years that have destroyed sections of the Cape May resort community. Some of the resorts oldest and grandest hotels that were made of wood have been leveled by spectacular fires. The department has framed the articles around the building.
The inside of the Cape May Museum
There is also large collection of patches from fire departments all over the country, displays of equipment from all eras of fire fighting and some displays that are dedicated to retired firemen from the department with their equipment.
Some fascinating old fire equipment is on display as well. All of this is marked accordingly along the walls. In the middle of the museum there is an antique pumper to admire that has been fully restored. All the pieces of equipment are dated and described so that you can see the transition in fire fighting over the years.
Cape May Fire Department News:
The museum is open and free to the public. Please come and enjoy the history of the City of Cape May Fire Department. Shirts can be purchased inside the Station. The career personnel on staff will be happy to assist you. The antique Fire Engine is a 1928 American La France and is house inside our museum.
The Chief’s Desk at the Cape May Fire Museum
Disclaimer: I credit the Cape May Fire Department for this information and I give them full credit on it. Please call the Department for hours of their museum.
The Cape May Fire Museum in front of the new Firehouse in Cape May
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2 thoughts on “Cape May Fireman’s Museum 643 Washington Street at the corner of Franklin Street Cape May, NJ 08204”
Please call the Cape May Fire Department for their hours of the museum. The admission is free. If you like studying the history of the fire service, you might want to check out the Cape May Fire Museum.
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Reblogged this on The Bergen County Firemen's Home Association and commented:
Another great Fire Fighting Museum!
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