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Central Ohio Fire Museum

260 N. Fourth Street, Columbus, OH 43215-2511
(614) 464-4099
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Ranked #37 of 77 Attractions in Columbus
Type: Specialty Museums, Museums
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Owner description: 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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English first
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13 reviews 13 reviews
11 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 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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22 reviews 22 reviews
8 attraction reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
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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218 reviews 218 reviews
59 attraction reviews
61 helpful votes 61 helpful votes
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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38 reviews 38 reviews
18 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 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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9 reviews 9 reviews
5 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
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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22 reviews 22 reviews
11 attraction reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
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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Grove City, Ohio
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22 reviews 22 reviews
9 attraction reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 9, 2012

This place is great it really doesnt take long, but has some really cool stuff.

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Cleveland, OH
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8 reviews 8 reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 23, 2012

The museum is not heavily advertised but it is a gem. They have an education area in the back but we didn't get to excerience much of that. They even have a little play area.

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Columbus, OH
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101 reviews 101 reviews
36 attraction reviews
77 helpful votes 77 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 13, 2012 via mobile

We visited the fire musuem with my daughter's preschool class. Being from Columbus, not sure how i had never been before! My 5yo daughter seemed interested and had fun answering the firefighter's questions and playing in the big firetruck. It was fun for my 5yo daughter...but honestly too much for my 2yo daughter. Suit was too scary, not being able... More

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Grove City, Ohio
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41 reviews 41 reviews
9 attraction reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 27, 2012

The museum is set up very nice, with a lot of things and exhibits to see. Good way to learn a little about the history of the fire department and great way to teach kids about fire safety. Definitely worth spending some time looking around.

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