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Address: 260 N. Fourth Street, Columbus, OH 43215-2511
Phone Number: +1 614-464-4099
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Description: 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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Fine place to visit.

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... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed August 29, 2015
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 29, 2015 NEW

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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Columbus, Ohio
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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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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 11, 2015

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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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 13, 2014

Visited with two toddlers and we had a blast. The tour guide was absolutely awesome with stories and made it quite fun for the kids.

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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2014

This was a last minute stop but was very informative! Was able to get a tour through the building for free! Saw old man and horse pulled fire trucks! Had a fun little play area for kids...well and adults!! Was worth the stop!!

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Forest Park, Illinois
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 3, 2014

Having been in the fire service for 26 years and enjoying fire service history this place was a must see. However this musuem is really for eveyone. In the front they many antique peices that have been loving preserved and a staff that is very knowledgeable about the history of the Columbus fire department that was founded in the 1850's.... More 

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Columbus, Ohio
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 17, 2014

Last week my nephew and I visited the museum. It cost us a total of $10. I was surprised to find there was so much to look at and learn about Ohio fire history and fire safety at the location. My nephew is a pre-teen and he was entertained for a little over an hour. I also got a refresher... More 

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Hilliard, Ohio
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 17, 2014

This museum was both nostalgic and educational. It showed the history of firefighting and gave a great lecture on fire safety. A hidden experience in downtown Columbus, Ohio. Our tour lasted about two hours.

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Detroit, Michigan
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2013

Our boy likes fire trucks and admires firemen - they're the good guys! So he was excited to see the Fire Museum. For about $10 total, him and I went inside. A nice gentleman gave us a short tour - explaining the old pump carts, hose carts, and the change from volunteer to municipal fire companies. After looking around for... More 

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Affton, Missouri
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 15, 2012

Had a really good experience. My 7 and 11 year-old were a little freaked out by the burned bedroom but it was educational.

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