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Address: 260 N. Fourth Street, Columbus, OH 43215-2511
Phone Number: +1 614-464-4099
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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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Great mix of static displays with very knowledgeable personal interaction with former firefighters. Super, if small, collection of antique trucks, wagons, and artifacts... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed April 14, 2016
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Columbus, Ohio
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Columbus, Ohio
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4 of 5 stars 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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Union, Illinois
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5 of 5 stars 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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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 31 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars 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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Alexandria, Virginia
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 59 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 19, 2016

Stopped by the fire museum because we had a few hours to kill before leaving Columbus. The staff was friendly and offered a tour. We decided to walk around on our own. There are quite a few interesting firefighting artifacts here, including trucks, pumpers, etc. Also some smaller items like call boxes. I found the wooden water main section fascinating.... More 

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Duarte, United States
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 30, 2016 via mobile

Altough smaller then exterior. It is filled with great old fire memorabilia. The staff was get nice...self your or guided..it was a nice way to spend 45 minutes.

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Columbus, Ohio
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 18, 2016

My boys ( ages 10 & 3) and I visited the museum and we all had a wonderful time. The museum is quite small but packed with history. The staff was knowledgable and friendly. My 10 year old loved fire fighter Josh and learned a lot on his tour. My 3 year old loved driving the fire truck and playing... More 

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Ohio
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 18, 2015

This place is great so much fun and so much to learn and take in!!! Great for children and adults alike!!!!

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Thank Strefz
Columbus, Ohio
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 4, 2015 via mobile

Excellent museum which teaches the history of the Columbus Fire Department. Fun for all ages - the historical aspect is great for adults and a children's play area for the kids. Thank you to the kind gentlemen on duty who made our visit so nice!

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Columbus, Ohio
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 15, 2015

My husband took the girls here on a whim early this summer. We had no idea what to expect but it turned out be really fun. Our girls are 4 and 2 and did not have much fascination with fire trucks going in but came out with both knowledge and interest! The exhibits were engaging and fun. The best part... More 

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Illinois
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 8, 2015

I would definitely recommend this to both adults and kids. We went without children and still learned a lot. We were given a personal guided tour by a Columbus firefighter. He explained everything with great knowledge and excitement.

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