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Address: 260 N 4th St, Columbus, OH 43215-2511
Phone Number: +1 614-464-4099
10:00 am - 4:00 pm
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Tue - Sat 10:00 am - 4:00 pm

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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The Only Ding is the Parking!

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... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 3 days ago
Columbus, Ohio
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Columbus, Ohio
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

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.

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!

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 

1 Thank Melisa S
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.

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.

1 Thank Joel A
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 

1 Thank shellbell616
Alexandria, Virginia
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4 of 5 bubbles 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 

3 Thank cracklinob
Duarte, United States
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4 of 5 bubbles 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.

Thank Sue B
Columbus, Ohio
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5 of 5 bubbles 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 

1 Thank Audra M
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5 of 5 bubbles 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!!!!

Thank Strefz

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