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Houston Fire Museum

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

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A Midtown Gem- great day play for young

The six year old old loved the opportunity to dress up as firemen and climb over the preserved fire trucks. All the adults appreciated the nostalgic pictures and fact that the... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed August 21, 2015
trymahjong
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Surf Side, Texas
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 31, 2015

While the kids had fun, the museum only had one room really dedicated to them. I was expecting an old engine or two for them to climb. There was a short pole for them to slide down, and an "engine cab" they could use to flash lights and pretend to drive. There's some fire coats and hats to wear. Give... More 

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Missouri City, Texas
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 5, 2015

This museum is okay, but it is in an odd location downtown with only limited street parking. They have a decent amount of merchandise, but the staff do not seem to be that enthusiastic about being there. There are better fire museums out there, like the San Antonio museum.

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Thank longhornjz
Colorado
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 9, 2015

This museum took my family about 45 minutes to go through . There were nice displays, not a lot of info for the up stairs. The main display on the floor level gave a lot of fire history.

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Thank Lisa O
Surf Side, Texas
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 21, 2015 via mobile

The six year old old loved the opportunity to dress up as firemen and climb over the preserved fire trucks. All the adults appreciated the nostalgic pictures and fact that the historic firehouse wasn't torn down.

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Thank trymahjong
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280 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 157 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 14, 2015

For a city with such. A vibrant history as Houston and with the sheer amount of equipment in the area it's really ashame this was not down better. Ok to see but really, Houston. Brenham has a better one.

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Thank Charles V
Towson, Maryland
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2015

I am a firefighter so I enjoy visiting these museums. It had a really fascinating look into life in the early Houston fire department. It is a small museum, but it's not over priced either. I recommend spending an hour there.

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Thank gprimr1
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46 attraction reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 5, 2015 via mobile

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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1 Thank Kat R
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 9, 2015 via mobile

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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Thank Tortugaamor
The Woodlands, Texas
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 18, 2014 via mobile

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
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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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