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Fire Museum of Memphis

Neighborhood: Downtown
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Address: 118 Adams Ave., Memphis, TN 38112
Phone Number: 901-320-5650
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9:00 am - 5:00 pm
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Hours:
Mon - Sat 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
Activities: Leisure education
Description: Interactive new museum.

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We visited in September as part of our Deep South driving tour (sorry for the delay!!). At first we were disappointed to find that the museum was in the middle of a refurb and... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed January 20, 2015
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Swansea, United Kingdom
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Swansea, United Kingdom
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23 reviews 23 reviews
7 attraction reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 20, 2015

We visited in September as part of our Deep South driving tour (sorry for the delay!!). At first we were disappointed to find that the museum was in the middle of a refurb and officially wasn't open as not all exhibits were accessible. We were a little disappointed as my father is a retired UK fireman and I thought he... More 

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Houston, Texas
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66 reviews 66 reviews
37 attraction reviews
75 helpful votes 75 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 8, 2015

The place has several life size play in fire trucks and activities for younger kids to run, jump and have fun in. Its got great education, focused more to young kids. For us adults we were a little bored, but the kids were having a blast!

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Helston
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48 reviews 48 reviews
20 attraction reviews
25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed January 4, 2015

What a totally bizarre experience! You have to see this once in your lifetime just to see how totally whakey and nuts our American cousins really are! We have trooping the colour and changing the guard they have...the Peabody ducks!!! So you have one of the most expensive and lavish hotels in Memphis parading 5 very ordinary Malard ducks up... More 

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14 reviews 14 reviews
4 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 8, 2014

I love going to fire museums. My kids had a great time here. Their is a lot of things to look at and a great staff to talk with.

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Portsmouth, United Kingdom
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26 reviews 26 reviews
7 attraction reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 18, 2014

we visited whilst the musem was being remodelled, we were only able to see a small amount of the exhibits. We talked to the firefighters and they were very friendly, sad we could not see the whole museum

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Chesterfield, Virginia
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51 reviews 51 reviews
25 attraction reviews
29 helpful votes 29 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 17, 2014

I never miss an opportunity to visit a fire museum so when we visited Memphis on vacation, it was on our list of things to do. We rented a car at the airport to get around. There is a parking garage two blocks from the museum. Unfortunately, the museum was undergoing renovation so we could not see the main museum.... More 

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Trinity, Florida
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46 reviews 46 reviews
25 attraction reviews
38 helpful votes 38 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 10, 2014

Can't say enough about how great the firefighters were when my grandson and I visited the museum. He's 5 years old and enjoyed it as much as I did. They gave us the grand tour, seeing all the old trucks was my favorite, seeing how fireman fought fires with horses as trucks was unbelievable. These are great people who spend... More 

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Greensburg, Pennsylvania
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48 reviews 48 reviews
10 attraction reviews
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 30, 2014

For those of us who run into danger when all others are running from danger: Pretty cool museum of Memphis Fire Fighting. About 4 blocks from Beale Street, right up Main Street. Some classic fire fighting equipment, such as hand pumper, and a very large collection of toy fire apparatus, many of them cast iron and rare. Some interactive attractions,... More 

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Atoka, Tennessee
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8 reviews 8 reviews
6 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 29, 2014

Great time and very educational. Not only a Museum they teach Fire Safety to young kids. Kids can walk through and sit in Fire Trucks and even slide down a small fire pole wearing fire turnout coats ! Interactive fire games where kids can put out simulated fires ! Great rainy day trip also ! Memphis Firefighter Memorial Wall in... More 

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Stuttgart, Germany
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7 reviews 7 reviews
4 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 3, 2014

We arrived at themuseum and we were told that pats of it are under construction and only the main building was free to access. No costs therefor, only donations if wanted. Even though it was only that one room itwas reeally nice to see those very old fire trucks and other things like old helmets, telephones and so on. One... More 

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