[portfolio_slideshow id=842] The Denton Firefighters’ Museum takes visitors on a journey to honor brave firefighters both past and present. The museum hosts a collection of fascinating memorabilia from the 1800s to modern day, allowing visitors to step back in time and experience the evolution of firefighting over the last 150 years. Located inside the lobby of the historic Central Fire Station, The Denton Firefighters’ Museum features intriguing, historic collectibles including a hose cart from the 1800s, equipment from a 1935 ladder truck, fire extinguishers, fire grenades, helmets, uniforms, and Denton fire report logs dating back to the 1920s. The museum is also home to five, life-like mannequins displaying firefighter gear through the decades. The Denton Firefighter’s Museum is open weekdays, from 8 am until 5 pm, and admission is free. Guided tours are available and group tours are welcomed and encouraged. Please drop in, try on a uniform, and be prepared, to take a step back in time. Don’t be alarmed if no one is there. Feel free to come and go as you please but be sure to sign the guestbook to leave your mark!
Directions: From Fort Worth:
View Larger Map ( link ) Start out going north on I-35W N. Take exit 85A to merge onto I-35E S toward Dallas. Take exit 465B toward US-377/Ft Worth Dr. Turn left onto Fort Worth Dr. Turn right to stay on Fort Worth Dr. Take the 2nd right onto Eagle Dr/Rte 77 S. Take the 1st left onto S Locust St/Rte 77 N. Turn right onto E Hickory St. Destination will be on the right. From Dallas:
View Larger Map ( link ) Start out going I-35E N toward Denton. Take exit 464 to merge onto US-77 N/Dallas Dr toward Denton. Continue onto S Bell Ave. Turn left onto E Hickory St. Destination will be on the left.