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Fire Museum of Memphis

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Neighborhood: Downtown
As featured in Museum Guide for Memphis
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Address: 118 Adams Ave., Memphis, TN 38112
Phone Number:
+1 901-320-5650
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Hours:
Mon - Sat 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
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Interactive new museum.

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Take your kids to this!!!

This is probably THE best Fire Museum we've visited! It doesn't have tons of historical fire memorabilia, but it is amazing for kids!! There are hands on activities galore... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 1 week ago
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Waxahachie, Texas
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Waxahachie, Texas
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228 reviews
67 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 64 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

This is probably THE best Fire Museum we've visited! It doesn't have tons of historical fire memorabilia, but it is amazing for kids!! There are hands on activities galore! Your normal sliding down the pole, pint-size fireman gear to wear, but then awesome, fun simulators putting out fires, driving the firetruck, and coming soon an ambulance station, but most of... More 

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Sydney, Australia
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1,377 reviews
850 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 566 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Too early on our visit but recommended to us by many locals, so will have to get there next time. Lovely wall memorial to all Firefighters at entrance, worth a stop !

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

So sorry we were not open! Please try and come again soon! More 

Memphis, Tennessee
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61 reviews
27 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 17, 2017

Our 4 year old loves this place! And we love taking her because it's just so different than any other museums around. Great for all ages.

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

Thank you for your kind words! We are most appreciative! More 

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14 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 10, 2016

Super fun place where you get to learn about safety and put it in practice! Totally enjoyed it!,,,,,

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

Thank you for your positive review of the Fire Museum of Memphis! We hope you have a blessed holiday season! Please come again! More 

Ellenwood, Georgia
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18 reviews
5 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 9, 2016

We just happened to be waking down the street when we saw this museum and decided to stop in. It was nice to see the history and how they recognize firefighters

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

Thank you for taking the time to give our museum a positive review! We love to hear from folks who just happen upon us. We view ourselves as the best kept secret in Memphis who quietly go about educating to save lives from the horrific experience of fire and other negative life experiences that are avoidable. Please come again! Merry... More 

Memphis, Tennessee
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12 reviews
6 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
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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penny s, General Manager at Fire Museum of Memphis, responded to this review

Thank you for taking the time to give our museum a positive review! We love our old fire trucks as well. What history they hold! We view ourselves as the best kept secret in Memphis who quietly go about educating to save lives from the horrific experience of fire and other negative life experiences that are avoidable. Please come again!... More 

Memphis, Tennessee
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26 reviews
12 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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Thank BarbaraGleeton
penny s, General Manager at Fire Museum of Memphis, responded to this review

Thank you for taking the time to give our museum a positive review! We love sharing with future firefighters the experience of what heroes do on a daily basis! We view ourselves, the museum, as well as our firefighters, as the best kept secret in Memphis who quietly go about educating to save lives from the horrific experience of fire... More 

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349 reviews
142 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 58 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
penny s, General Manager at Fire Museum of Memphis, responded to this review

Thank you for taking the time to give our museum a positive review! Because we are such a small entity, the purchases for our gift shop require we pay more since we cannot purchase in bulk. We do try to keep affordable items however. We view ourselves as the best kept secret in Memphis who quietly go about educating to... More 

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

Thank you for taking the time to give our museum a positive review! We love to hear from folks who just happen upon us. We view ourselves as the best kept secret in Memphis who quietly go about educating to save lives from the horrific experience of fire and other negative life experiences that are avoidable. Please come again! Merry... More 

Hudson, New York
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224 reviews
34 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 75 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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Thank tilefish
penny s, General Manager at Fire Museum of Memphis, responded to this review

Thank you for taking the time to give our museum a positive review! We view ourselves as the best kept secret in Memphis who quietly go about educating to save lives from the horrific experience of fire and other negative life experiences that are avoidable. We call it "edutainment!" Please come again! Merry Christmas and Happy New Year! More 

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