Firefighter's Museum Sign This facility was developed with the assistance and support of the fire departments of Catawba County, Catawba County government, and many volunteers and organizations who gave of their time, talents, and often donations to make it a reality. It is dedicated to the firefighters of Catawba County and serves as a resource to educate and entertain visitors. Since the museum was opened to the public on May 1, 1994, we have had over 16,000 visitors to the facility, including visitors from 35 different states and 9 countries. The Firefighter's Museum is located off of Highway 70 on the Herman Sipe Road. Normal operating hours are Saturdays from 9am-4pm and Sundays from 1pm-4pm. We recommend you call the museum at 828-466-0911 before you come to be sure it is open. Weekday tours are by appointment only for school, civic and community groups. For more information, call the Catawba County Fire Marshal's Office at 828-465-8238 or the museum at 828-466-0911 and leave a message.

Driving Directions:

Travel I-40 to the 130 exit. Turn right at the top of the exit ramp. (look for museum sign). Travel past the K-Mart Shopping Center on the right and the fire department on the left. As you go around the curve to the left, turn right at the stoplight on to Herman Sipe Road (look for museum sign). Travel Herman Sipe Road about two miles. The museum is located on the left on Museum Drive, just before you get to the church (look for museum sign). The museum is a rock building with a circle-paved drive.


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Catawba County Fire/Rescue Division