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Address: 315 West Court Street, Cincinnati, OH 45202
Phone Number: 513-621-5553
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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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If you are interested in firefighting and history, you'll love this museum

My son is very interested in firefighting, so we've visited this museum several times over the years. Lots of interesting, historical items and wonderful old photos. You can... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed September 28, 2015
Brenda B
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 28, 2015

My son is very interested in firefighting, so we've visited this museum several times over the years. Lots of interesting, historical items and wonderful old photos. You can spend a couple of hours here.

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2 Thank Brenda B
Cincinnati, Ohio
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 9, 2015

Its been a bit since we have been there, but is a nice museum and not so big that it wears you out walking around.

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2 Thank schorrjj
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 30, 2015

We took our Pre-Schoolers Here, very informative day for them on Fire Saftey. I think this is a great family outing, it starts a dialogue about fire saftey in your home and was very hands on.

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2 Thank travelBarbie61
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 16, 2015 via mobile

We spent a little over an hour to see the entire museum. Nice display of equipment over the years. Educational if you take the time to read all of the signs. Worth the time to visit.

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2 Thank bill0925
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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2 Thank ewilli09
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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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3 Thank Elliehoo
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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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3 Thank zula154
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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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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3 Thank CathCaseZ
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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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