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Fire Museum of Greater Chicago
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Best Museum in Chicago

We were extremely lucky to be given a private tour by Barb and Rtd Chief Jack otherwise we would... read more

Reviewed June 1, 2024
368annmarien
A Very Interesting, Special Museum!

The complete history of the Chicago Fire Department's tremendous and constant efforts to stop fires... read more

Reviewed March 18, 2024
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Fort Lauderdale, Florida
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Reviewed July 8, 2019

We were greeted upon entry and given a guided tour. They had antique fire trucks and leather buckets that the fire brigades used to use. They had a display that explained the word “fire plug” originated from! The guide also explained the bugles on the badges, the great Chicago fire, antique tools and many more interesting facts and items in the fire house. They also have a working display on how fires used to be dispatched. This is a must see for everyone old and young alike. We thank the first responders for their service through the years!

Date of experience: June 2019
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Reviewed March 27, 2019

The Fire Museum is located in a restored Chicago fire house. They have antique fire equipment and displays about the history of fire fighting in Chicago. It is a fascinating visit for anyone interested in fire department history. Note that they are only open the fourth Saturday of the month, but may be able to arrange special openings for school groups.

Date of experience: March 2019
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