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The Michigan Firehouse Museum preserves and interprets Michigan's fire fighting history. The museum is located in the historic Ypsilanti firehouse constructed in 1898 and used by the city of Ypsilanti until 1975. Museum exhibits focus on the history of fire fighting in the State of Michigan and fire fighting technology.


Walking through the restored firehouse, visitors can view a fire engine steamer replete with horses, ready to go on their way to a fire. The large, modern addition offers 25 changing exhibits of antique fire trucks and early fire rigs, multiple displays of historic artifacts including tools, equipment, memorabilia and the largest collection of fire truck bells in the country.