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Cincinnati Fire Museum

315 W Court St, Cincinnati, OH 45202-1073
+1 513-621-5553
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Enjoyable and won’t break the bank if you’re children aren’t interested in reading everything

There is much to see and learn at a low cost! Children loved it but it didn’t take any more than an... read more

Reviewed February 17, 2018
Mariah O
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Fun way to spend a rainy day

With the boy out of school, and I with a rare day off, the rainy day hampered a planned hike around... read more

Reviewed November 11, 2017
kentuckylongrifle
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Cincinnati is the birthplace of Professional Firefighting. History of firefighting in Cincinnati is told in many fine exhibits, audio-visual presentations and scale model dioramas. The CFM is fun for the entire family. Bring the kids so they can: Visit our Safe House and practice life-saving fire safety skills. Slide down our real firehouse pole! See what our real firefighters look like wearing their protective gear. Run the lights and sirens in our E-One Pumper Cab! Witness some of the oldest examples of firefighting equipment in existence.
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Hours Today: 10:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Suggested Duration: 1-2 hours
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315 W Court St, Cincinnati, OH 45202-1073
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Reviewed February 17, 2018 via mobile

There is much to see and learn at a low cost! Children loved it but it didn’t take any more than an hour for the visit.

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Reviewed November 11, 2017

With the boy out of school, and I with a rare day off, the rainy day hampered a planned hike around the lake but not a hike around a local museum, or two. Making our way North of the river, we located the Cincinnati Fire...More

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Reviewed October 30, 2017

My husband and I discovered interesting facts about Cincinnati and its history that we never knew at the Cincinnati Fire Museum. We were greeted by a friendly staff member, who instructed us to begin downstairs, as the history timeline ended on the second floor. Both...More

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Reviewed August 16, 2017

This is a hidden gem in Cincinnati relatively close to Findlay Market. Our grandson enjoyed this museum very much (age 7). We would definitely return.

Thank KAB208
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Mark H, Board Of Directors at Cincinnati Fire Museum, responded to this reviewResponded August 18, 2017

Thank you for your comments. My seven year old grandson visited the museum this summer also and he absolutely loved it too. Again thanks!

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Reviewed July 15, 2017

This would have made this museum much more interesting to hear their stories and explain the old equipment on display, there is much more to this little museum than the old equipment and fire engines. I read and learned how this public service started and...More

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Reviewed June 11, 2017

This museum is great for school aged children as we saw on the day we visited. There was a group of 15 or so children sitting in the area where the 2 fire trucks are located getting a talk from a lady who was holding...More

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Mark H, Guest Relations Manager at Cincinnati Fire Museum, responded to this reviewResponded June 26, 2017

I'm sorry that you had a bad experience at the Cincinnati Fire Museum. As you can see all of our reviews are great! There are two entire floors of exhibits. Did you get to the basement and first floor?

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Reviewed May 24, 2017

This is a great place to take kids of grade school age. They can slide down the firemen's pole and experience old and modern pieces of fire-fighting equipment, and pretend they are driving a fire truck in a mock-up of the cab. Educational, and a...More

Thank WPShaefer
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Reviewed May 7, 2017

The Cincinnati Fire Museum offers a great collection of historic firefighting artifacts that celebrate the development of the nations first paid professional fire service. A lot can also be learned about Cincinnati history and urban development and fire prevention and safety. Kids loved sliding the...More

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Reviewed April 26, 2017 via mobile

We made a trip to the area and decided this would be one of our stops within Cincinnati. My husband is a fire fighter so we really enjoy learning about the old days. We had our almost 5yr old daughter with us and there were...More

Thank Sara W
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Mark H, Guest Relations Manager at Cincinnati Fire Museum, responded to this reviewResponded April 28, 2017

Hello Sara, I'm sorry that you were not greeted very well when you entered the Fire Museum. That is not acceptable! Alice is our only employee at the museum on a daily basis unless we have a request for a tour guide. Did you visit...More

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Reviewed April 25, 2017

Great for people with interest in firefighting. Covers early equipment up to modern day. Some hands -on exhibits, but mostly hands-off. Allow ~ 1 hour to see everything

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Christina C
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Response from kentuckylongrifle | Reviewed this property |
I don't recall seeing a "designated area" for lunch. I would suggest contacting them through their website>Plan a Visit>Educators and asking them directly.They do offer birthday parties, so food is permitted. I would allow... More
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