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Cincinnati Fire Museum

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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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A great museum for adults and kids!

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... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed August 5, 2014
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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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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 7, 2013

Be sure to start your tour viewing the video in the basement level, as it provides an excellent history of Cincinnati's experience and influence on fire fighting locally and internationally! There is a reasonable array of past fire fighting equipment, but not current, and would have been even better with an exhibit of a regular firehall with a sliding pole.

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Hamilton, Ohio
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 19, 2013 via mobile

The fire museum is very neat. There is a fire pole for kids to slide down. A active hand pump fire wagon. Plenty of pictures and displays. Horse drawn ladders, hose wagons and water carts. Two real trucks. A 1926 Ahrens Fox. Beautiful. And a newer model that was used in a suburban Cincinnati department. Parking is crazy. Don't park... More 

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Chattanooga, Tennessee
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28 reviews 28 reviews
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10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2013

This fire museum is well put together, clean and attractive layout. My boyfriend was a firefighter so we decided to visit this museum. I was very interested in it! It has a fireman's pole for you to slide down. Life-size firetrucks for children (and adults) to sit in. Many many older pictures and equipment displayed. AAA offers a discount too!... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 25, 2013

While some of the exhibits could use some updating, this is a great way to view the history of firefighting in Cincinnati and in general. Lots of old equipment well-presented. Plus helpful and informative fire safety information. For a niche museum they do a great job. I believe it is also available for special events, receptions, etc...

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