Illinois State Fair | Illinois Fire Museum & Services Tent
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Illinois Fire Museum & Services Tent

Take a step back in time and see antique fire service memorabilia and then experience its modern equipment at the Illinois Fire Museum. The museum, located at the Old Firehouse at Main and Central Avenues.
The museum, located in a fire station built in 1938, houses an authentic 1857 horse drawn hand pumper, complete with water buckets. The antique pumper is parked next to a shiny brass fire pole once used by state fairgrounds firefighters. A fully restored 1939 Diamond T Pumper, donated by the Beardstown Fire Department has also taken up residence at the museum along with a replica of the 1948 Ford used by the old state fairgrounds fire department.
Come visit the largest interactive fire safety and antique exhibit in the United States at the Illinois State Fair. Games with prizes, free popcorn and entertaining shows for all ages. Let the kids climb on a real fire engine and dress up in firefighter gear and have their picture taken. Practice your firefighting skills with working fire extinguishers. See the museum with many interactive things to do. Play computer games and color pictures. Educational materials on fire safety are available. Many fire personnel are available to answer your questions about concerns.