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“Amazing Tour”

Key West Firehouse Museum
Ranked #13 of 187 things to do in Key West
Certificate of Excellence
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Owner description: A museum dedicated to the history of fire fighting in the Florida Keys
Reviewed July 23, 2013

Have been through other fire related exhibits and can honestly say the Key West Fire Museum ranks with the best. Luckily for us 3 knowledgable volunteers were on site and eager to take us around the 2 story building. One of them was the retired Chief of Key West - he was not only a bank of information but had personality that made you feel like he was your long lost buddy. The other two gentleman added interesting stories and couldn't have been nicer especcially since we stayed 30 minutes past closing time. As a retired 25 year firefighter, I enjoyed the whole experience and give the retired Captain of the Key West F.D. who started this museum in 98' with a dream & determination huge kudos for a job well done...and it is still a work in progress...will definatly visit next time in town.

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Tigerhose3, Director of Operations at Key West Firehouse Museum, responded to this reviewResponded July 26, 2013

We enjoyed showing you around and are glad you had a good time. We also want to thank you for your review. Hope to see you again.

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Reviewed July 17, 2013

We are locals and took an old visiting conch by there. This is a must see for locals and tourists. They have the old fire engine, the last old coal pit too. There are even original uniforms and old pictures. A realy amazing tour guide-Rcih wha has lots of knowledge to share. We all had a great time-even got to sit on the fire truck!!

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Tigerhose3, Director of Operations at Key West Firehouse Museum, responded to this reviewResponded July 18, 2013

Thanks for your review. We always enjoy having locals stop by. We like to think that this is your museum too.

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Reviewed June 29, 2013 via mobile

As a 34 year Firefighter, and former Chief, this museum was interesting in how far we have come. A nice tribute to 9/11 NYFD is located in lobby-as well as in the museum. " When others come out, we go in."

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Tigerhose3, Director of Operations at Key West Firehouse Museum, responded to this reviewResponded July 5, 2013

Thank you for visiting and taking the time to write a review.
We hope to see you again

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Reviewed June 22, 2013

Went to the museum with limited time. The former key west fore chief was working and gave a great and informative your. He had many intersting facts from his years of service. They recently opened and are working to improve and add to their display.

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Management response:Responded July 18, 2013

Thanks for taking time to write a review. We appreciate your input and feel privileged to have our old chief here at least once a week.

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Reviewed June 22, 2013

This little museum is a great piece of Key West history. The staff is very knowledgeable & helpful and can answer questions and add interesting facts about the items on display. There's an engine the kids can sit on & sound the siren, as well as a firebox they can hear the tones. Don't miss the coal pit that was used for the steamer. My son is studying to be a firefighter & he thoroughly enjoyed the displays of historical items, as well as seeing several items donated from the Boston crew. Well worth the hour or so it takes to tour the facilities.

Thank Laura B
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Tigerhose3, Director of Operations at Key West Firehouse Museum, responded to this reviewResponded July 18, 2013

Thanks for your review. It was a pleasure showing you our museum.

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