Michigan Firehouse Museum

Published In:
Ypsilanti Gleanings, Spring 2005,
Spring 2005
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Author: Marcia McCrary

The Michigan Firehouse Museum is just around the corner from the Ypsilanti Historical Museum, on Cross Street, from Huron to Washington. We began in 1999 with very limited hours, in the old Fire Station at 110 W. Cross Street. We now have an addition completed in June of 2002, which gives us more than 10,000 square feet of display space.

At any given time there are usually 15–17 fire trucks on display, plus showcases with breathing apparatus, nozzles, telegraph system, fire extinguishers and toys. In the old building, we have our Ypsilanti displays, which include pictures of the old fire stations before 1898, and some fire trucks and personnel from the 1920s to the 1940s. We have applied for a grant to expand this presentation of Ypsilanti History.

We would be delighted to have you come visit us. We often send people who express an interest in history on to your site, as well as to the Ypsilanti Automotive Heritage Museum.

We have a new website, which will have additional information and pictures soon: www.michiganfirehousemuseum.org

Our expanded hours are: Monday through Saturday: 10 AM to 4 PM, Sunday: 2–5 PM. Call us at 734–547–0663 if you have questions, or are interested in bringing a group at a time outside our regular hours.

Michigan Firehouse Museum

110 W. Cross St

Ypsilanti, Michigan 48197

Phone: 734–547–0663

Email: firemuseum2@msn.com