The Woody Winfree Fire-Transportation Museum opened in February 2008. Born from an idea that was initially voiced some 40 years earlier, the Museum showcases the prized collection of fire and transportation memorabilia from Mr. Woody Winfree.
Once Hopkinsville's downtown fire station, the building was constructed in 1905 and included a town clock whose tower stretched 85'. The structure was completely lost to fire in 1924 but was re-built. After changing hands to a local businessman and a college, the building finally came back into city ownership in the late 1990's. County Historian William Turner and other citizens soon applied for a grant to restore the building for purposes of housing a museum. Nearly ten years later, their long-awaited dream because reality.
The Museum includes fire trucks, automobiles, wagons, buggies, a sleigh, benches from Hopkinsville's railroad station, historic photos from the fire department and a large collection of Christian County license plates. One of the Museum's most intriguing artifacts is the entire collection of recorded fire calls through the time written records were kept.
The $5 admission covers both the Woody Winfree Fire-Transportation Museum and the Pennyroyal Area Museum.