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Address: 260 N. Fourth Street, Columbus, OH 43215-2511
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+1 614-464-4099
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10:00 am - 4:00 pm
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Tue - Sat 10:00 am - 4:00 pm
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A 1908 horse-drawn era fire station with examples of hand-drawn,...

A 1908 horse-drawn era fire station with examples of hand-drawn, horse-drawn and early motorized fire trucks. In addition to the historic preservation, fire safety classes are taught to groups of children and adults. A play area and gift shop are also available.

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It was 5-alarm fun for all

Took 3 grandchildren to visit. Tons of fun and interactive activities. Got great pictures of the kids dressed up in fireman clothing and sliding down the fire pole. Kids talked... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed December 7, 2016
Rhondi P
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 7, 2016 via mobile

Took 3 grandchildren to visit. Tons of fun and interactive activities. Got great pictures of the kids dressed up in fireman clothing and sliding down the fire pole. Kids talked about it for weeks after our trip. Great teaching opportunity for kids as well. Our little ones ages 6, 10,11. The two oldest were just as enthralled as the youngest.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 23, 2016

We visited here after one of the fire memorials one year. My uncle had been a firefighter and then an inspector. There were really cool items there.

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Thank Julia S
Columbus, Ohio
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 14, 2016

This museum shares the history of firefighting in Columbus and is an excellent learning experience for both adults and children. Top notch displays in a historic fire station.

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Columbus, Ohio
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 31, 2016

We stuck close to home for this one. Got on the bikes and pedaled the 2 miles to the Central Ohio Fire Museum. Because of work and travel schedules all that I had really been able to do before this was peek through the windows. We locked the bikes to a nearby parking meter and made our way in through... More 

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Columbus, Ohio
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 19, 2016

Pretty cool. An old firehouse turned museum. This place has some great old fire trucks, wagons, and a whole bunch of firefighting equipment. The staff is friendly and knows what they are talking about.

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Thank Johnnyrat1
Mcdonald, Ohio
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 11, 2016

had a guided tour with one of the most informative tour guides I've ever had in any museum environment. as a firefighter for almost 15 years, it was great to learn a few new things, and share stories and such. even got to see a vehicle not on display yet!

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1 Thank fireeater037
Indianapolis, Indiana
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 24, 2016

I was really skeptical when we first parked and entered the building. Parking was a bit of an issue, as there is no formal parking lot. You just park in the alley. I went in thinking that we would only be there for a half hour, but we spent almost two hours for the whole experience! I learned so much... More 

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Columbus, Ohio
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed April 14, 2016

Great mix of static displays with very knowledgeable personal interaction with former firefighters. Super, if small, collection of antique trucks, wagons, and artifacts. Effective insertion of fire safety education. Well worth a stop.

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1 Thank vango70
Union, Illinois
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed April 8, 2016

What a great way to learn about fire history. Not only do they have historical equipment all the way from hand drawn ladder and pump trucks to gas ones, but they have a learning center for kids in the old stable area. Only down side is parking, but at least the parking was free.

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Columbus, Ohio
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed March 30, 2016

This museum is very small and parking is a little tricky (but free!). Now that we've gotten the bad news out of the way.... :) This place is great...it is a restored firehouse built in 1908 (?) I think. So much history in one place! If you (or the kiddos) are fascinated by fire trucks, firefighters etc...or if you are... More 

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