Did you know that Colorado Springs has a museum about firefighting? And it’s free!
We’ve visited the museum before but I hadn’t thought about it in awhile, until one day we were looking for something to do after our visit to Bear Creek Nature Center got derailed by (of all things) a bear. I remembered the firefighting museum, and so our science field trip got turned into a social studies field trip! Here’s more information and some pictures:
The museum is officially named the Dr. Lester Williams Fire Museum, and it’s located at 375 Printers Parkway (near Circle and Airport).
It’s a pretty small museum, but there are plenty of things to see:
There are firefighting wagons from when vehicles were horse-powered, displays of firefighting uniforms and equipment, and lots of history about the Colorado Springs fire department.
There’s also a cross-section of a tree that was interesting to look at – you can see the tree’s growth rings, and the display also illustrates how part of the tree was burned in a forest fire, but then the tree kept growing around it.
All in all, it’s a fun stop if you’ve got kids (or adults) interested in firefighting! The fire museum is located at 375 Printers Parkway and you can call 719.385.5950 to find out the hours.
Here’s more fun Colorado Springs museums to see: