The creation of the Antique Toy and Firehouse Museum came out of the love for toys and trucks that Jimmie Dobson and his late son Jeffrey shared for over five decades. Jimmie, and then Jeffrey, have always found a place for each and every toy they came across, whether the toy was big, small, old, or new.
The museum is filled to the brim with all of their most prized findings and they are now here for you to enjoy. Walking through the museum, you will be reminded of your own childhood as you gaze at the many toys that grace the shelves. In addition you will be surrounded by over 60 of Mr. Dobson’s real motorized fire trucks, which he has been collecting for over 50 years.
Kids from 1 – 101 will enjoy exploring the museum. Your expedition starts with the NASCAR Room – the room has almost every model collectible toy car ever raced. Your journey will continue to the Tonka Room. The collection has been marked as the largest collection of Tonka toys and trucks in the World! We have horse drawn ladder carts, hand pumpers and steam pumpers from the 1800's. We have 60 motorized fire trucks on display, with the oldest being a 1914 International, which is believed to the oldest operating motorized fire truck in the world. You can’t miss the pride and joy of the collection the New York City Super-Pumper, which is the largest land based fire truck ever built. The Super Pumper could deliver 8,800 gals of water per minute for a distance of more than a 1/4 of a mile. The roar of its powerful engine would echo for miles. We also have special rooms that feature Snap-On Tools and Coca-Cola collectibles, a hand painted 9/11 Memorial, Antique Alarm System and much much more.