Old Firehouse & Police Museum

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Old Firehouse & Police Museum - 402 23rd. Ave. East, Superior, WI

The Old Firehouse and Police Museum will be re-opening to the public on Saturday, May 15. Tours are self-guided and you can pre-book your start time online. Tours are scheduled for every 15 minutes, with the last admission at 3:30 PM.

Please follow the sign and enter through the side door, which is located around the corner to the right of the bay doors. Everyone 17 and under must be accompanied by an adult on tours. COVID 19 guidelines are as follows: face coverings must be worn at all times. Sanitize hands upon arrival and throughout the museum. If yo uare ill, we ask that you please stay home.

Thank you for your cooperation and we look forward to seeing you at Fairlawn. 

Self-Guided Tours

Summer Hours
Saturday, May 15 - Monday, September 6
Sunday 12 PM - 4 PM
Last tour departs at 3:30 PM
Monday CLOSED
(Open Labor Day)
Tuesday CLOSED
Wednesday CLOSED
Thursday 10 AM - 4 PM
Last tour departs at 3:30 PM
Friday 10 AM - 4 PM
Last tour departs at 3:30 PM
Saturday 10 AM - 4 PM
Last tour departs at 3:30 PM

The Last of Superior's 1890 Fire Halls

Take a self-guided tour of the historic Old Firehouse and Police Museum.  

Built in 1898, the Old Firehouse originally housed five horse-drawn rigs, including the city’s first steamer. Enjoy a unique look at historic fire-fighting equipment and police memorabilia in the last of Superior’s nineteenth century fire halls!

The self-guided tour includes the first floor, filled with historic fire rigs including the Fire Chief’s nineteenth century horse-drawn buggy, a 1906 Ahrens Steam Pumper, a 1919 LaFrance Ladder Truck, and a 1944 L Model Mack with a Hale pump.

On the second floor see the progression of improvements in typical firefighters’ equipment through the years and visit the State of Wisconsin Police and Fire Hall of Fame installation. Plan to spend at least 45 minutes to tour the museum.

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Your donations help support our historical sites and programming for the local community. You may choose to give to the general operating fund, or the museum(s) of your choice, or a specific program or event. Please contact us for more information on how you can help support Superior Public Museums. Superior Public Museums is a 501(c)3.

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