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Fire Museum of Memphis

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Neighborhood: Downtown
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Address: 118 Adams Ave, Memphis, TN 38103-2012
Phone Number: +1 901-320-5650
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9:00 am - 5:00 pm
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Mon - Sat 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
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Interactive new museum.

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Who doesn't love a fire truck?

Fun and interesting facts for the whole family. There's plenty to see for young and not so young. Plenty of good Memphis history. But I like the old fire trucks the best.

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed September 30, 2016
James T
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Memphis, Tennessee
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Memphis, Tennessee
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12 reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 30, 2016

Fun and interesting facts for the whole family. There's plenty to see for young and not so young. Plenty of good Memphis history. But I like the old fire trucks the best.

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Thank James T
Memphis, Tennessee
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20 reviews
8 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 7, 2016

My grandsons love this museum. We spent half a day there and they were never ready to leave. The staff is helpful and it is truly kid friendly

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347 reviews
142 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 56 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 7, 2016 via mobile

Museum is good and has lots of information for people wanting to see fire equipment and similar items. Needs a minor update, and gift shop is to expensive but other that that is a good 2 hour detour to have fun at.

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Thank Jstinger
Tipperary, Ireland
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6 reviews
4 attraction reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 17, 2016

not sure if its everyone's cup of tea but i went here as my son is a fireman and pop in here to pick up a T-shirt for him , while there we had a tour of the place and got to meet a fireman that was part of the 9/11 ....we also got to meet the fire dog Izzy... More 

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Thank sueod2016
Hudson, New York
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218 reviews
34 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 72 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 15, 2016

great place to visit, nice collection of equipment and its hands on very interesting .I say go and look, enjoy

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Memphis, Tennessee
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10 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 11, 2016 via mobile

Not only are there antique equipment inside, the museum is hands on and very educational. They have Fire educators on staff to train you how to get out of Fire alive. The exhibits are the best in the country. To begin your tour you enter and listen to a "Disney Like" character named Old Billy- a full size fire horse... More 

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Thank Henry B
penny s, General Manager at Fire Museum of Memphis, responded to this review

Thank you, Henry B., for the wonderful critique of our museum! We certainly feel the same and love the fact that we are not your ordinary fire museum! Our focus is two fold, we love our Memphis Firefighters, all firefighters and support personnel! But we love our citizens too and gear our museum to educate in a fun filled environment.... More 

Beaumont, Texas
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142 reviews
37 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 66 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 30, 2016

We hadn't planned on visiting the Fire Museum of Memphis, in fact we didn't even know it existed until we saw it while driving to our hotel. But, I'm glad that we changed our schedule to fit it in. We got there first thing in the morning and very few people had made their way there. The staff was incredibly... More 

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1 Thank Justin H
penny s, General Manager at Fire Museum of Memphis, responded to this review

Thank you, Justin, for your kind comments! I will forward your remarks to the staff. We hope you get to come back on your next trip to Memphis! Sincerely, Penny Smith, General Manager More 

Memphis, Tennessee
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13 reviews
8 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 28, 2016

Kids can climb all over old fire trucks and use their imagination. When we took our grandsons there, their Dad showed one of the boys how to ring a fire alarm. Later, a group of rowdy teenagers came in - up to the 2nd floor where the fire alarm was located. Our grandson was not pleased with their behavior, so... More 

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Thank 41HappyCamper
penny s, General Manager at Fire Museum of Memphis, responded to this review

LOL! We were proud to have you with us! Sounds like we have a future firefighter in our midst! More 

Scottsdale, Arizona
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5 reviews
3 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 26, 2016

If you like firetrucks or wish to educate youngsters in your family you will truly enjoy this attraction. It is a relatively small museum but the content is excellent and well-maintained.

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Thank panaxq
penny s, General Manager at Fire Museum of Memphis, responded to this review

Thank you, panaxq! Please come again! More 

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12 reviews
5 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 26, 2016

We were very surprised at how nice this visit was. The kids had a ton of fun and so did we. If you are in the downtown Memphis area do yourself a favor and stop by, the stop only takes about an hour.

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1 Thank Jim W
penny s, General Manager at Fire Museum of Memphis, responded to this review

Thank you, Jim W.! Please come again and look for our upcoming Breakfast With Santa. We have a ball with Santa coming in on a fire truck! More 

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