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Address: 315 West Court Street, Cincinnati, OH 45202
Phone Number: 513-621-5553
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Description: History of firefighting in Cincinnati is told in many fine exhibits...
History of firefighting in Cincinnati is told in many fine exhibits, audio-visual presentations and scale model dioramas.
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Very interesting!

A very nice museum but only took less than 30 minutes to complete. Great place for those who love firefighting stuff! Reasonably priced

4 of 5 starsReviewed July 21, 2015
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Warren, Ohio
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Warren, Ohio
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2015

A very nice museum but only took less than 30 minutes to complete. Great place for those who love firefighting stuff! Reasonably priced

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015

For our four year old boy, who is obsessed with all things fireman, this was heaven on earth. He got to slide down a fire pole, see lots of fire gear, and play in the firetruck cab that they have for kids to go in. Then, for days afterwards, he told every waiter, hotel staff person, and random stranger in... More 

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Portland, NY
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 29, 2015

This is a little known gem that I just happened to find a coupon for. It was very interesting and very well kept. I would recommend taking kids to this as it is great history.

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Cincinnati, Ohio
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 22, 2015

An excellent overview of Cincinnati firefighting history from the 1790's. The collection includes many items from the 19th Century including fire buckets, hats, hand pumpers, and horse drawn steam pumpers. The 20th Century collection includes Fox Ahrens motorized fire engines. Whether wanting to learn about the history of American firefighting in general or the proud heritage of Cincinnati's smoke eaters,... More 

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New Jersey
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 5, 2014

My sister and i went to the fire museum on Saturday and we had a blast. The fee to the museum was very reasonable and the woman at the window was very nice. She directed us down the stairs to see the early history of Cincinnati's fire department. We walked down the first flight where a pole was available for... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 4, 2014

Great museum showing the history of fire engines and fire fighters. Great for family with small kids - small museum, strollers are OK. Have the kids sit in a fire engine, push buttons, start the sirens, etc. Great picture opps. You can even have a kids birthday party there! Went with 2 girls 10 and 13 and they loved it.... More 

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Fayetteville, Pennsylvania
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 6, 2014

This is a must see in Cincinnati. I would recommend this to anyone. It is very educational with fire prevention, and history of the fire service. It is filled various fire history exhibits such as an ahrens fox pumper, hydrants, joker drop, old steam pumper, hand pumper and other exhibits. No food or drink are allowed in the museum. Cleanliness... More 

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Escalon, California, United States
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 30, 2014

We had never been to Cincinnati, OH before & were just driving around looking at the sites. The city wasn't very warm & welcoming, but we stopped at the Fire Museum. We parked in the adjacent parking lot & asked the lady at the museum where we should park since it was labeled at a monthly rate. She told us... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 24, 2013 via mobile

Learn about fire prevention and the history of fire fighters in the US. 20 minute film, old working models of stream pumpers, wagons, tour the house set up in the basement to see how to deal with home fires. Great for families even with young kids!

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Mechanicsville, Maryland
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 17, 2013

We usually try to get to a fire museum when we're on vacation so we decided to check this one out. They have some very interesting old pieces including the last Ahrens-Fox ever built, which makes sense since Ahrens-Foxes were built in Cincinnati. They also have several hose wagons, old hand pumpers, and antique aerial apparatus. They also tell the... More 

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Address: 315 West Court Street, Cincinnati, OH 45202
Phone Number: 513-621-5553
Location: United States  >  Ohio (OH)  >  Cincinnati

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