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Address: 260 N. Fourth Street, Columbus, OH 43215-2511
Phone Number: +1 614-464-4099
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A 1908 horse-drawn era fire station with examples of hand-drawn,...

A 1908 horse-drawn era fire station with examples of hand-drawn, horse-drawn and early motorized fire trucks. In addition to the historic preservation, fire safety classes are taught to groups of children and adults. A play area and gift shop are also available.

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Small but nice

Altough smaller then exterior. It is filled with great old fire memorabilia. The staff was get nice...self your or guided..it was a nice way to spend 45 minutes.

4 of 5 starsReviewed 1 week ago
Sue B
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Duarte, United States
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Duarte, United States
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56 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Altough smaller then exterior. It is filled with great old fire memorabilia. The staff was get nice...self your or guided..it was a nice way to spend 45 minutes.

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Thank Sue B
Columbus, Ohio
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9 reviews
3 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

My boys ( ages 10 & 3) and I visited the museum and we all had a wonderful time. The museum is quite small but packed with history. The staff was knowledgable and friendly. My 10 year old loved fire fighter Josh and learned a lot on his tour. My 3 year old loved driving the fire truck and playing... More 

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Thank Audra M
Ohio
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101 reviews
31 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 18, 2015

This place is great so much fun and so much to learn and take in!!! Great for children and adults alike!!!!

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Thank Strefz
Columbus, Ohio
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3 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 4, 2015 via mobile

Excellent museum which teaches the history of the Columbus Fire Department. Fun for all ages - the historical aspect is great for adults and a children's play area for the kids. Thank you to the kind gentlemen on duty who made our visit so nice!

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Thank Erin R
Columbus, Ohio
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35 reviews
6 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 15, 2015

My husband took the girls here on a whim early this summer. We had no idea what to expect but it turned out be really fun. Our girls are 4 and 2 and did not have much fascination with fire trucks going in but came out with both knowledge and interest! The exhibits were engaging and fun. The best part... More 

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Thank staarkidd
Illinois
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14 reviews
10 attraction reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 8, 2015

I would definitely recommend this to both adults and kids. We went without children and still learned a lot. We were given a personal guided tour by a Columbus firefighter. He explained everything with great knowledge and excitement.

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Thank Corie G
Columbus, United States
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133 reviews
59 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 41 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2015 via mobile

I went here as a chaperone and was quite surprised at how interesting and informative it was. The history part was very cool and they also were great at engaging the kids in conversations about what to do in a fire. They also have a room where it shows exactly what damage a fire does, so it's a great visual... More 

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Thank Daniel D
Wantagh
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 29, 2015

Staff are very knowledgeable. Many very old pieces of fire apparatus from the 1800's and later. Beautiful old building and maintained very well. Kids may not care about the apparatus as they can't climb on it, but they do have a pole for them to slide down and the employees teach them about fires. They have a room with items... More 

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Thank Cindy G
Columbus, Ohio
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57 reviews
30 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 32 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 7, 2015

We took our grandsons, ages 10 and 12 to the Museum. We did not expect much, but were very pleased with the visit, and we stayed about 2 and one half hours! The firemen who volunteer to staff the museum are so enthusiastic, and knowledgeable, and there was not a dull moment. Even the adults learned a lot, and we... More 

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Thank shirleyalice
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4 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 11, 2015 via mobile

Our seven year old loved it. Josh was our guide and he made it very educational and enjoyable! It is open on Saturday until 4 pm unlike what was mentioned in TripAdvisor. 1-2 hours is good enough.

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