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Fire Museum of Texas

400 Walnut Street, Beaumont, TX, Beaumont, TX 77701
+1 409-880-3927
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Ranked #2 of 22 Attractions in Beaumont
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Museums
Owner description: The Fire Museum of Texas is housed in the historic 1927 Central Fire Station for the City of Beaumont. View interactive exhibits for the entire family... more » Owner description: The Fire Museum of Texas is housed in the historic 1927 Central Fire Station for the City of Beaumont. View interactive exhibits for the entire family that trace the history of the fire service in the state of Texas. Our exhibits explore equipment, trucks and fire fighting methods from the mid-1800s to the present. Perhaps one of the most comprehensive fire museums in the nation our exhibits feature a 1856 Howle Hand Drawn Tub Pumper, a 1909 Ladder Truck and a 1931 REO Light Truck - the first of its kind in the entire world. An interactive Fire Safety House allows children to practice escaping from a house fire. « less
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63 reviews 63 reviews
7 attraction reviews
48 helpful votes 48 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 12, 2014

We had a good time at this free museum. The exhibits on the first floor are very interesting. We went upstairs because the sign said safety exhibits. It is a great hands-on Exhibit for children. Once back downstairs, be sure to try on the gear & have your pic taken in the "fire truck" provided. The display outside is great... More

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Lumberton, Texas
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28 reviews 28 reviews
17 attraction reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 10, 2014

My kids age 11 to 2 loved this place. My sister rented a room here to host her sons party and it was a hit. So much to see and learn and a fire truck with sirens that the kids can sit in and try out as well as firefighter clothes to try on. Lots to look at for the... More

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Tucson, Arizona
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12 reviews 12 reviews
6 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 6, 2014

Huge fire hydrant out front. Biggest in the world and my dog LOVED it! Inside great old fire trucks and various other things.

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Corpus Christi, Texas
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82 reviews 82 reviews
37 attraction reviews
54 helpful votes 54 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 10, 2014

The Dalmatian outside in the little part is a great "photo opportunity". Reportedly this working hydrant is now the 2nd largest, but still, it is large enough to be worth a stop.

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Tampa, Florida, United States
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219 reviews 219 reviews
73 attraction reviews
80 helpful votes 80 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 18, 2014

We specifically came to see the worlds largest working fire hydrant. The museum was a plus! Everyone was very friendly and quick to answer any questions from the visitors. We are very glad we stopped by and the Edison Museum is very close!

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Beaumont, Texas
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51 attraction reviews
30 helpful votes 30 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 25, 2013

This is a great musuem to take the children to. It has lots of hands on exhibits. My younger grandchildren want to see the musuem every summer when they come to town. It is also interesting for adults. The evolution of fire fighting equipment is done well.

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Texas
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146 reviews 146 reviews
45 attraction reviews
78 helpful votes 78 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 10, 2013

This is not a world famous tourist attraction, but my firefighter hubby and I loved it. Lots of informative displays and excellently-restored trucks and equipment. We had a special treat when we got to talking to one of the guys who started the museum .... he was so nice and shared tons of stories and info with us. A great... More

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Nederland, Texas
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 4, 2013

historical fire department engine. impressed how was in past fire man was doing their hard work. it is in downtown Beaumont. clos from I - 10

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Beaumont, Texas
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 29, 2013

It's a neat place to visit. My toddler son really liked it. It is not meant for an all day trip however, it only entertains for an hour max.

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60 helpful votes 60 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 8, 2013

Most interesting and educational site. It also honors those who served and died for the life of others. A must see if you are in this part of the state . Also very good for the young ones.

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