San Antonio Fire Museum
San Antonio Fire Museum
4.5
10:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Tuesday
10:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Wednesday
10:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Thursday
10:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Friday
10:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Saturday
10:00 AM - 4:00 PM
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  • Superdog6489
    Houston, United Kingdom11 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Hidden gem next to Alamo
    Hidden gem located a block from the Alamo. They have several fire engines that have been beautifully restored in two buildings, and a large children’s play area with dozens of fire fighting toys. A child with interest could play for an hour or more. Rarely crowded and only $5 per adult and less for children.
    Visited August 2023
    Traveled with family
    Written August 29, 2023
  • Traveltheorient
    San Antonio, Texas595 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Beyond our expectation!
    The whole visit was beyond our expectations. Upon entering the Museum, we were greeted by one of the volunteers, Jesse. We had a six year old child with us and Jesse took us around the museum, focusing on photo op areas for a kid and/or fun activities. This museum can be enjoyed by anyone, regardless of age. Highly recommended!
    Visited December 2023
    Traveled with family
    Written December 22, 2023
  • Utah Man Am I
    Salt Lake City, Utah122 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Great for kids!!
    Gauging interest with my 19 month old son is tricky, this seemed like a good option because he is really into trucks/cars. After we started the tour, the tour guide told us there was a play room in the back with lots of toys. He was right! They have a play room they keep for all the elementary kids that come on field trips. We were there on a weekday around 10:30 am so it wasn't busy. My son had so much fun playing with all the fire truck toys for two hours! It was a highlight of our trip for sure. The staff were also really nice and they also have great souvenirs/t-shirts that you can buy. I highly recommend checking this out especially if you are going with kids!
    Visited March 2024
    Traveled with family
    Written March 24, 2024
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Utah Man Am I
Salt Lake City, UT122 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Mar 2024 • Family
Gauging interest with my 19 month old son is tricky, this seemed like a good option because he is really into trucks/cars. After we started the tour, the tour guide told us there was a play room in the back with lots of toys. He was right! They have a play room they keep for all the elementary kids that come on field trips. We were there on a weekday around 10:30 am so it wasn't busy. My son had so much fun playing with all the fire truck toys for two hours! It was a highlight of our trip for sure.

The staff were also really nice and they also have great souvenirs/t-shirts that you can buy.

I highly recommend checking this out especially if you are going with kids!
Written March 24, 2024
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Traveltheorient
San Antonio, TX595 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Dec 2023 • Family
The whole visit was beyond our expectations. Upon entering the Museum, we were greeted by one of the volunteers, Jesse. We had a six year old child with us and Jesse took us around the museum, focusing on photo op areas for a kid and/or fun activities. This museum can be enjoyed by anyone, regardless of age. Highly recommended!
Written December 22, 2023
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Greg G
Sugar Land, TX148 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Dec 2021
The San Antonio Fire Museum should be on your list of things to see in San Antonio. The docents are enthusiastic with tons of knowledge on the history of the SAFD. Located just a couple of blocks from the Alamo, I consider this attraction one of the top sights to see in San Antonio. We are regular visitors to San Antonio.
Written December 20, 2021
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Michael B
47 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Mar 2022 • Couples
Simply excellent. I have been to many Fire museums and I think think this one was the best.

Excellent collections, well maintained, fun volunteer workers.

Clean rest rooms.

Good collection of T’s for sale.

Highly recommend it.

Newburgh, IN Fire RET. 1102
Written March 29, 2022
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Superdog6489
Houston, UK11 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Aug 2023 • Family
Hidden gem located a block from the Alamo. They have several fire engines that have been beautifully restored in two buildings, and a large children’s play area with dozens of fire fighting toys. A child with interest could play for an hour or more. Rarely crowded and only $5 per adult and less for children.
Written August 29, 2023
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews as part of our industry-leading trust & safety standards. Read our transparency report to learn more.

LaurieB7381
Plano, TX90 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
May 2021 • Friends
Thanks to our docent, John, for taking us through the whole museum and answering our many questions. There are several fire trucks from different eras. We enjoyed learning about them and the San Antonio fire department's history.
Written May 2, 2021
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Selah-in-Texas
Austin, TX140 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Jun 2014 • Family
We found this place mentioned on Trip Advisor before we went on our trip to San Antonio, so we included it in our plans and we are glad we stopped in.

Here is a summary of our visit:
- the kids enjoyed dressing up in various firemen gear (we took lots of photos too)
- you can crank the old fashioned siren and hear it roar
- explore in and on the fire trucks
- learn the history of the San Antonio Fire Department
- see antiques that will peak your child's interest

You can spend as much time here as you want depending on how much you want to read. We allowed 1.5 hours and that seemed to be enough time to let the kids run around and explore everything. You can certainly see it in less time though. They do have a small fee but it goes towards expanding their museum so it was worth it to pay it.
If you found this review helpful then please let me know. Thanks!
Written July 12, 2014
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NYU62
Tucson, AZ18,249 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Sep 2015 • Couples
As soon as we entered, we were made to feel super welcome. The museum is staffed by volunteers (retired San Antonio firefighters), and each one of them is a wealth of information. Ask any question about firefighting, and they will have the answer. Interesting details come with the information.

The exhibits are nicely organized inside this former Fire Station, which was built in 1938. The area is not that large, but there is much to see and absorb. We spent over two hours there, and I still had trouble getting my husband to leave. He loved it.

There is a special children's play corner, which is set up to be educational. Very nice Gift Shop with nice quality items, including some very attractive postcards. Entrance is by donation, and those are very much appreciated.
Written September 3, 2015
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redlabtx
Houston22 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
This is a low cost ($4 for adults and free for kids) way to spend an afternoon. The kids can climb in some of the old trucks and take pictures, ring the bell, sound the alarm and they even have a kids play area with puzzles. For me, this beats the children's museum hands down and was a LOT less crowded.
Written July 26, 2014
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Mylissa R
Kansas City, MO203 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Nov 2019
We were on a six day road trip through Texas and this was one of our favorite stops! The retired firefighters that founded and run this museum are just all around amazing people, and the museum is top-notch. They have some really amazing things to see that you won't see anywhere else. And we've been to a lot of fire museums across the country as our son has been passionate about firefighting since he was little! Every city we visit includes a visit to any fire museum or relic they may have. This one was my favorite of all! When we visited here, our son was two weeks away from graduating from the Fire Academy. They not only showed him around, but shared wisdom and stories he could take with him. These are dedicated professionals, that will never really retire. This shines through in them as people, and in their museum. They've put a lot of time, money, and hard work into a museum everyone can appreciate!
Written March 13, 2020
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