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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: 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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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... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed 1 week ago
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Tipperary, Ireland
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Tipperary, Ireland
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6 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

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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Hudson, New York
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 60 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

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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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago 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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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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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 66 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

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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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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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

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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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
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 weeks ago

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

Thank you, panaxq! Please come again! More 

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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 weeks ago

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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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 

Columbus, Ohio
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5 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2016

This is one of the best museums in the country. For anyone that has a interest in the history of the fire service this is a "must see". The museum is very well organized and very complete.

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

Thank you for your kind words! Please come again, Glenn! More 

Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 17, 2016

My teenage son is a firefighter and wanted to check out this museum on our yearly trip to Memphis. I have to say I wasn't excited to go but once we got there I was glad we went. There is so much history packed into this museum. Highly recommend everyone visit whether you have an interest in firefighting or not.... More 

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

Thank you for your positive review! I always tell people we are the best kept secret in Memphis! We were created to impact a high fire fatality rate in Memphis and through the years have become recognized in the Fire Service as the go-to fire museum to emulate. It is a privilege to know we impact lives through edutainment. Please... More 

St. Louis
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19 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 9, 2016 via mobile

Visited on 7/8/2016. Started off with a warm greeting from the staff. History of the Memphis Fire Department is well represented. We enjoyed the fire room (simulated fire) to the hands on exhibits. My son loved playing on the fire trucks (okay I did too)! Easily worth the price of admission. As a bonus a dalmatian service dog was there... More 

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