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About Us

Our History

Established as a 501c3 non-profit in 1998, the Michigan Firehouse Museum and Education Center's mission is to enhance the appreciation of firefighting history through engaging and informative exhibits, as well as to teach and promote fire safety. Located in the historic district of Ypsilanti, MI, the museum features an original 1898 firehouse complete with bunk area and brass pole. A modern, multi-level exhibit area was constructed in 2002. The entire Museum encompasses a total area of over 26,000 square feet. Our exhibits feature the history of fire fighting in the State of Michigan and the evolution of fire fighting technology. We actively collect Michigan firefighting equipment and related archival materials. Our collections include fire trucks, extinguishers, emblems, bells, hats, helmets, ladders, breathing apparatus, clothing, hose carts, nozzles, toy fire trucks, and more!

Volunteer Opportunities

The Michigan Firehouse Museum is always looking for volunteers. The museum is located at 110 W. Cross in Ypsilanti’s Historic District. Immersed in firefighting history, the Michigan Firehouse Museum offers visitors a chance to view and recognize the contribution and service of firefighters in Michigan and throughout the country. The Museum features an original 1898 firehouse and a new 26,000 square foot addition containing fire trucks and fire equipment from the late 1800’s to the present. Included are early hand and horse drawn pumpers, toys, helmets and other memorabilia.

For more information, please contact the museum at (734) 547-0663 or email us at [email protected]

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110 W Cross St, Ypsilanti, MI 48197

(734) 547-0663​


Welcoming visitors

Thursday-Sunday 12:00pm - 4:00pm

Group tours available by appointment


Adults 12+ : $10

Kids 5-11 : $5

4 & under : Free

Directions and Parking

We’re located at 110 W. Cross St, right next to Depot Town and Downtown Ypsilanti.

Street parking is available on N. Huron St and N. Washington St.

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