When children are young, they’re almost always fascinated by anything that moves – cars, trains, planes, and more. As they get older, they begin to become more attracted to vehicles that have a strong appeal such as dump trucks, fire trucks, police cars, and so on. Perhaps your child is currently going through the stage where they want to dress up as a fireman for Halloween or crash their toy truck into every piece of furniture in your house. If this is the case, consider taking them to the Caswell No. 1 Fire Station Museum. This family-friendly attraction is a great way to teach your children about history and intrigue them along the way.
Come to the Fire Station
The Caswell No. 1 Fire Station Museum was built in 1895, after an uncontrollable fire destroyed much of the downtown Kinston area. The museum is centered on its showpiece, a LaFrance Pumper, and contains a collection of firefighter memorabilia including ladders, nozzles, fire extinguishers, and more items from that time period.
You can visit the Caswell No. 1 Fire Station Museum on Tuesdays, Thursdays, and Saturdays from 1 p.m. to 4 p.m., or by appointment. The museum is located at 18 South Queen Street, Kinston, NC 28501. Whether you’re travelling from out of town or are a resident of Kinston or surrounding areas, this engaging museum is well worth a visit. You’ll come away with knowledge about the town and its history – and your kids will just love all the fire stuff.
The museum hosts a number of events throughout the year. Be sure to check out their Facebook page to stay up to date with all they have to offer.
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While in North Carolina
If your child loves anything with wheels, be sure to bring them along when you stop by Doug Henry Chrysler Dodge Jeep RAM. You’ll enjoy browsing our selection of new models from all of our signature brands as well as a fantastic inventory of high-quality pre-owned vehicles. All of them are priced to sell quickly, and we offer special savings opportunities that make every day a great day to shop! Our dealership is conveniently located at 4051 West Vernon Avenue, Kinston, NC 28504, which means residents of Snow Hill, Grifton, and Pink Hill are just a short drive away. During your visit, our team of specialists will happily show you around and let you take a test drive or two. We look forward to seeing you soon and putting you behind the wheel of your dream car!