Houston Fire Museum

2403 Milam Street
Houston, TX 77006

(713) 524-2526



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Originally Fire Station No. 7, the first fire station built by the Houston Fire Department completely renovated into a museum and listed on the National Register of Historic Places.

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  • Place Cost Under $10
    $5.00 Adults $4.00 Seniors $3.00 Children Free 2 and under
  • Place Hours
    Sunday closed
    Monday closed
    Tuesday 10:00am - 4:00pm
    Wednesday 10:00am - 4:00pm
    Thursday 10:00am - 4:00pm
    Friday 10:00am - 4:00pm
    Saturday 10:00am - 4:00pm

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I had my son's 3rd birthday party at the Fire Museum downtown and it was a blast! There is a ton to do and see for even the youngest kids. They do a great job with birthday parties. Before we sang happy birthday, they had my husband dress up head-to-toe in a real fire fighter uniform to bring in the cake (which was a total surprise to both my son and me!) The guys who run the museum are great - so nice and helpful. Even on a rainy weekday, it is a fun place to go.  Things to do while you are there:  The latest donation to the Houston Fire Museum is a 1937 Chevrolet pumper, donated by Brady Carruth in honor of his father, Buddy Carruth. It is a unique pumper by the sizes of its outlets.  Antique Apparatus (Downstairs)In addition to the 1937 Chevrolet pumper, you will find an 1895 Ahrens Fox horse-drawn steamer, a 19th century hand powered pumper, as well as a 1938 REO fire truck. Watch Office (Downstairs) Experience what it was like for a 1950's fireman to recieve a fire call! With a working pull-box on display just outside the restored watch office, guests can watch the "joker" punch out the pull-box number into the ticker-tape. Use the original box-card file to look up the pull-box number and find out which fire stations would be dispatched. Be sure to ask about the origins of the "taps" system - a term carried over to today's fireground operations. The Hopkins Collection (Upstairs)A prized collection of eighteenth to twentieth-century fire service artifacts that is rotated every quarter. The Locker Room (Upstairs)The Locker Room exhibit is an immersing experience made up of a visual timeline using artifacts, documents and visual arts to interpret the fire service.  The best part for the younger set is the interactive "Junior Firehouse area" which features: Minature bunker coats and fire helmets,Mock-up Fire Engine cab with working emergency lights,Authentic fire station slide pole with gym mats around base, (the kids at our party LOVED this part - as they got to slide down the pole like "real" fire fighters!)Pump panel with working light indicator and interactive hose connections.

Houston Fire Museum: From the Parents

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