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Fire Museum of Memphis

118 Adams Ave, Memphis, TN 38103-2012
+1 901-636-5650
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One of the best I've been to.

Having been in the first service for some 30 plus years I love to visit fire museums. The Memphis... read more

Reviewed yesterday
craigmwhite
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Melbourne, Australia
The Best Firehouse museum ever !

For all ages especially for children, Fire safety learning at its best The hands on fire simulation... read more

Reviewed 4 weeks ago
Ron p
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Boynton Beach, Florida
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Memphis' Hottest Attraction!!! America’s premier interactive fire museum is in the legendary Fire Engine House No. 1 in downtown Memphis. Step back in time to a turn-of-the-century firehouse. Fight the flames of a burning skyscraper from a snorkel basket simulator. Take a look at the horse-drawn era of firefighting from the horse’s perspective! Test your ability to find an escape route to survive a fire. Feel the heat of the FEDEX Fire Room. Learn about the most devastating fires in the history of Memphis. Discover the proud history of Memphis’ first African-American firefighters. And many more hot attractions!
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118 Adams Ave, Memphis, TN 38103-2012
Downtown
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Reviewed yesterday

Having been in the first service for some 30 plus years I love to visit fire museums. The Memphis fire museum is without doubt one of the best I've been to. The time and commitment that's gone into the displays is sensational as well as...More

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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

For all ages especially for children, Fire safety learning at its best The hands on fire simulation is very impressive and a must stop for all fire house enthusiasts.

Thank Ron p
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Reviewed March 31, 2018 via mobile

This museum is a good place to spend an hour or two especially for ages 10 and under. The fire simulation room is interesting for all ages.

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Reviewed January 22, 2018 via mobile

I used to be a volunteer firefighter. So my ten year old grandson had heard my stories. We went on a slow afternoon. Former fire Chief Thomas Hubbert was the best. He gave my grandson a personal tour. This involved showing the hands on exhibits,...More

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Reviewed January 3, 2018 via mobile

My two teenage boys loved this museum! The really enjoyed the ‘fire’ experience and said it actually got hot in the room. Even though the museum isn’t very big it was very neat to see the old fire house and trucks.

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Reviewed December 30, 2017 via mobile

A whole lot of history here that any past,current,future firefighters would appreciate. I personally appreciate the FEMA grant that paid for the interactive displays that got the kids so interested! So nice to see those little ones running around with turn out coats on!

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Reviewed December 5, 2017 via mobile

We went Sunday to our grandsons’ three year birthday party. I was very impressed with the attention that the crew gave us for the party. They set up the party table in the main house. They supplied balloons, tables, chairs, plates, cups, and napkins. They...More

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Reviewed October 29, 2017 via mobile

We visited the museum on Saturday October 28th 2017. The staff overall was very friendly! There are several areas that were interactive and educational!! There is a maze that teaches kids how to safely exit a home during a fire and several other fire safety...More

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Reviewed October 24, 2017 via mobile

If you like fire trucks, this is a must. Dates back to the early fire trucks to present. It also has a interactive part for the young kids or the young at heart. Thoroughly enjoyed this museum.

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Reviewed October 13, 2017

This is a nice place to teach children about the history of fire prevention. There are interactive sets that put you in the place of a potential fire and teaches you what to do. There are old fire engines showcased and a fire pole.

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Hours of operation are 9 AM-4:30 PM Monday through Saturday. Visit our website!
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Response from Robert P | Reviewed this property |
According to the museum’s web page, the hours of operation are: Summer Hours (Memorial Day to Labor Day) Monday– Saturday: 9:00am to 6:00pm Sunday: 1:00pm to 6:00pm Winter Hours (Labor Day to Memorial Day) Monday... More
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