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The Jacksonville Fire Museum

Address: 1406 Gator Bowl Blvd, Jacksonville, FL 32202
Phone Number: 904-630-0618
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Ranked #49 of 171 things to do in Jacksonville
Type: Museums
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Type: Museums
Tue - Sat 9:00 am - 4:00 pm

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Jacksonville, Florida
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6 reviews 6 reviews
5 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 4, 2015

Website says Tu-Sat; Voice mail says Th & Sat, so we went Sat at 10:00. It's closed and locked with a notice saying that the hundred year old building was undergoing some maintenance work. It's now only accessible with appointments. It's very sad because they do have some good stuff in there. They are at least nice enough to put... More 

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Arlington, Virginia
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89 reviews 89 reviews
12 attraction reviews
174 helpful votes 174 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed January 17, 2015

Note on the door says only open Friday-Saturday during limited hours. I was there on Saturday, 17-Jan during those hours and it was still closed, with a locked door. Too bad, was looking forward to this place and went out of my way to get there.

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Jacksonville, Florida
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152 reviews 152 reviews
57 attraction reviews
70 helpful votes 70 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 11, 2015

We had a great experience at the Jacksonville Fire Museum and highly recommend it for anyone interested in learning more about Jacksonville's history. Take your time looking at the various items included within the museum. Please note that the museum is currently open only two days a week. Call ahead to check on dates and times.

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Placida, Florida
11 reviews 11 reviews
7 attraction reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed November 18, 2014 via mobile

Checked the web site for hours said open M-F 9-5. Got the family with ,3 kids under 5, drove 20 mins to the fire house only to find a note on the door saying they are now only open Thursday-Sat. Maybe they should update their web page. The kids were very disappointed :-(

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 30, 2014

What an amazing, great expierence we had thanks to Wyatt. He was so friendly and helpful the second we walked in. He went over and beyond to answer all our questions. I definitely recommend this place for all ages!

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Savannah, Georgia
18 reviews 18 reviews
14 attraction reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 20, 2014

I'm not a huge history buff but I loved the fire museum. I spent at least an hour inside -- in each section you can see how things have progressed over history! I snuck inside a few things to see some extra cool stuff :) At first the guy that was working inside wasn't really around and just said "feel... More 

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Weatherford, Texas, United States
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 30, 2014

My family and I had a wonderful time visiting the museum. Ashley gave us a tour and did a great job. She gave us so much information that was really neat to learn about. The kids were given firemen's helmets, and they thought that was the coolest thing ever. We look forward to returning! Thanks Ashley!

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 28, 2014 via mobile

The museum was a real find that we would have missed had we not been recommended to it by a friend. The staff was really helpful, especially Ashley who gave us a tour and really knew her stuff. Will definitely make it back next time we are in town.

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Pacifica, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 13, 2014

I had an excellent experience at the Jacksonville Fire Museum. Once I walked in I was greeted by Ashley and she offered to give me a tour around the Museum. I'm very glad I took her up on it otherwise I would've just walked around quickly and left. She gave me so much information about the history of the Jacksonville... More 

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Stratford nj
5 reviews 5 reviews
3 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 19, 2014 via mobile

Really nice museum!! Looking forward to returning to see refurbishment. Impressed by museum's professional historian and his exceptional knowledge of the city and its' fire service.

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