Fire Museum of Maryland is off I-695 exit 26B at 1301 York Rd. The main exhibit has more than 40 apparatuses ranging from hand pumper and horse-drawn steam engines to motorized engines dating from 1806 to 1955. A working fire alarm office shows how fire alarms once worked. The museum also contains a restored 1871 firehouse. In the Discovery Room children can try on uniforms and climb on a 1938 fire engine and a 1927 Mack pumper. A video dedicated to the Great Baltimore Fire of 1904 also is shown, and two of the engines that fought in the fire are displayed.
An audio tour is available, and special events are offered.
Time: Allow 1 hour minimum.