Old Firehouse & Police Museum

Join us for the 1st Museum Crawl! The purchase of a passport gives you discounted access to all 9 museums in Superior.
Passports for the event are available to purchase at www.superiorcrawl21.givesmart.com. Cost is $40 for adults, $25 for child age 12 to 17 years old, $15 for child age 6 to 11 years old, and free for children 5 years old and under. Visitors will be able to pick up their passports at the first site they visit on the Crawl. Site locations and hours are listed on the website.
Note: Fairlawn Mansion & SS Meteor tours are guided. Therefore, we are still following limited tour sizes. Fairlawn tours are on the hour and Meteor tours are on the bottom of the hour. We are not allowing Bookeo reservations during this event, so please arrive in person. The Old Firehouse & Police Museum is self-guided. Not interested in the Museum Crawl? No worries, you can still pay regular admission rates at one of our sites.
Friday, September 10 9 AM - 5 PM
Saturday, September11 9 AM - 5 PM
Sunday, September 12 12 PM - 5 PM

Be Our Guest

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

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. 

 

Self-Guided Tours

Fall Hours
Tuesday, September 7 -
Sunday, October 10
Sunday 12 PM - 4 PM
Last tour departs at 3:30 PM
Monday CLOSED
Tuesday CLOSED
Wednesday CLOSED
Thursday CLOSED
Friday CLOSED
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.

To learn more about the State of Wisconsin Police and Fire Hall of Fame, please visit http://www.firepolicehalloffame.org/

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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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