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Houston Fire Museum

Neighborhood: Midtown
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Address: 2403 Milam Street, Houston, TX 77006
Phone Number: 713 524 2526
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10:00 am - 4:00 pm
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Tue - Sat 10:00 am - 4:00 pm

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Small but Nice

Visited this museum with a discount from Groupon. Free street parking. The staff were very friendly. Small museum with plenty of information and things to look at. Kiddos loved... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed February 5, 2015
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74 reviews 74 reviews
25 attraction reviews
27 helpful votes 27 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 5, 2015

Visited this museum with a discount from Groupon. Free street parking. The staff were very friendly. Small museum with plenty of information and things to look at. Kiddos loved the play room. They could dress up and play in the cab of the firetruck. GREAT photo opportunities. Small gift shop inside. There for about an hour.

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 9, 2015

It is small with one room for children to dress up in uniform and slide down pole. Other than that, not much to see. You can be in and out in less than 30 min, depending if the kids want to play.

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The Woodlands, Texas
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28 attraction reviews
30 helpful votes 30 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 18, 2014

We went mid week in the summer with my folks and 9 yr old son. It was a bit hot as the downstairs portion does not have central AC. However, it is a nicely done museum of the history of the Houston Fire Department. Portions of the museum, like the fire safety animated video and the fire house play room,... More 

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Panama City, Florida
2 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 7, 2014

We were visiting family in Houston when we visited the museum. My son was three at the time. He really enjoyed the play area and it kept him busy for a while.

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Cleveland, Ohio, United States
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134 reviews 134 reviews
58 attraction reviews
45 helpful votes 45 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 28, 2014 via mobile

I have been to several fire museums around the country. This one was really lacking. They could use more fire memorabilia. We bought a groupon for half off admission. I hope that they plan to build on exhibits. They had a large area that was a play area for kids. There was a field trip there and it was like... More 

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Austin, Texas
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47 reviews 47 reviews
23 attraction reviews
29 helpful votes 29 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 23, 2013

Upstairs is my favorite part. They have an exhibit by decade of firefighter lockers and items in the lockers that were popular back during that time. Towards the 80's women's items start showing up n the locker and that was cool. As a Houston firefighter myself it is fascinating to see how far we have come and sometimes how far... More 

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Houston, Texas
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41 reviews 41 reviews
26 attraction reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 19, 2013

I can not imagine how dangerous those brave firemen were so long ago, before all that safety equipment. This is very authentic. You can almost hear the fire alarm. There is a $5 entrance fee, they offer a senior discount and reduced rate for kids. They have a play area for children with a fire truck with flashing lights, a... More 

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Humble, Texas
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46 reviews 46 reviews
33 attraction reviews
56 helpful votes 56 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 5, 2012

We visited the Museum with free passes courtesy of the Smithsonian Magazine Museum Day. We paid for our son's entry fee. My husband and I really enjoyed the the historical displays both upstairs and downstairs. The one thing that could improve the Museum is for them stop using the second floor as a storage room and get rid of all... More 

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Katy, Texas
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11 reviews 11 reviews
4 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 17, 2012

We took our 3 year old who loves all things about firefighters. The museum itself didn't hold his interest. My husband and I found the exhibits interesting, but it was hard to enjoy with a 3 year old bouncing off the walls. There is a pretty cool play room on one side of the museum with a fire pole, play... More 

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Spring, Texas
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6 reviews 6 reviews
4 attraction reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 7, 2012

Shows old fire house with vehicles. Shows how NASA has helped to improve fire fighters work and safety.

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