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Fire Museum of Maryland

1301 York Road, Lutherville, MD 21093
+1 410-321-7500
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Easy to find and lots of free parking! Docent was fantastic, very knowledgeable and had some hands... read more

Reviewed 4 weeks ago
mdgipsy
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Baltimore, Maryland
Highlight of our trip! Will answered EVERY question we could think of!

Will Roulett, Dir of Education, walked us through this fabulous place. It's like stepping through... read more

Reviewed 13 November 2017
cookieintern
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Austin, Texas
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Learn all about the history of fire fighting by viewing more than 40 pieces of apparatus dating from 1806 through 1954. New this May: Five eras of Alarm Offices from 1880 to 2010, featuring working telegraph and alarm systems, emergency telephone and computer stations, all demonstrable set in offices for each era. Children can dress up in fire gear and climb on a 1938 Mack Pumping Engine. Visitors can walk through a reconstructed 1871 Firehouse and pull an alarm box and see the call go in and be sent out over one of four Telegraph Alarm Office, 1870 to 2000. OPEN SATURDAYS, 10 to 4 pm, except Christmas and New Years.
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1301 York Road, Lutherville, MD 21093
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Easy to find and lots of free parking! Docent was fantastic, very knowledgeable and had some hands on stuff for the kids like passing buckets in the bucket brigade. Many early fire trucks, some quite beautifully restored.

Thank mdgipsy
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Reviewed 13 November 2017

Will Roulett, Dir of Education, walked us through this fabulous place. It's like stepping through time. The sights and smells... The equipment is fascinating - the collection is remarkable. Learning how and when different apparatus were used, learning how communication advanced - it was all...More

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Reviewed 11 September 2017

It was Saturday morning, and the museum was open with the added attraction that a number of the local fire departments had brought their retired but still operational equipment to the museum parking lot. There had to be at least 15 trucks from giant ladder...More

Thank Mitchell F
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Reviewed 15 August 2017

This is a fabulous museum, staffed with personnel who know what they are talking about. Questions are answered correctly and professionally. Hand drawn apparatus from the early 1800s to horse drawn steam pumpers, to ladder trucks, etc,, it's there. How the alarms were dispatched before...More

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Reviewed 13 May 2017

I was traveling from Fort McHenry to Stewartstown, Pennsylvania, but I needed to kill some time. I saw this museum and decided to check this out. It is just a museum. Be advised that if you enjoy typical junk filled museums, then the Fire Museum...More

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Reviewed 5 March 2017

If you enjoy things past and present you will enjoy seeing this place. They have much equipment that you have never seen. It is a very interesting place.

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Reviewed 18 February 2017

My wife and I took our two sons to this museum and they had fun. When we went there, we were greeted by a nice gentleman and gave us a short introduction and offered assistance if we have any question. There's some interactive displays and...More

1  Thank NDGM90
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Reviewed 13 November 2016 via mobile

Went with my son and grandkids (1-3). They enjoyed the discovery room the best, where they could sit in a fire truck. Adults found displays and history of major fires very interesting and informative. My granddaughter got to set off an alarm in the alarm...More

Thank organizedplanner
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Reviewed 24 September 2016 via mobile

This a small museum suitable for all ages. It is an enjoyable learning experience for children and adults. If you have young children I would recommend going to the interactive children's area last because they won't want to leave! The staff was friendly and helpful....More

Thank Laura G
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Reviewed 8 September 2016

Was leaving Baltimore vacation & was suggested to go here (Babe Ruth Museum), I would give this place a 5 star if they had included something for the 9-11 fire dept/rescue as they should! The place was not far off the Hwy behind a building,...More

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coconuts123
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Adults $14 Seniors & Firefighters $12 Children (2-18) $6
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