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Knowledgeable staff, great visit

This is a great place to learn about the history of fire fighting in the US and about fire safety... read more

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Stephen B
Atlanta, Georgia
Great place for kids to learn about firefighting, both past and present

We took our three youngest grandchildren and spent several hours there. The hosts are retired... read more

Reviewed 8 October 2018
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A 1908 horse-drawn era fire station with examples of hand-drawn, horse-drawn and early motorized fire trucks. In addition to the historic preservation, fire safety classes are taught to groups of children and adults. A play area and gift shop are...more
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260 N 4th St, Columbus, OH 43215-2511
+1 614-464-4099
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Reviewed 2 days ago

This is a great place to learn about the history of fire fighting in the US and about fire safety. We took advantage of a free museum tour provided by Sammy and spent a really enjoyable hour listening to stories about fire fighting through the...More

Date of experience: February 2019
Thank Stephen B
Reviewed 8 October 2018

We took our three youngest grandchildren and spent several hours there. The hosts are retired firemen, so you get the real deal! Lots of displays and some are interactive.

Date of experience: August 2018
Thank JSOColumbus
Reviewed 19 September 2018

I am an retired firefighter and we brought some friends and our grandson to see this wonderful old house. It is chock full of authentic firefighting gear Apparatus and History. A MUST SEE for one and all. It is run by actual Columbus Firefighters.

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank Joe M
Reviewed 24 April 2018

We have 2 boys and we took them here for a visit. The small hands on area was excellent. We spent several hours letting them use their imagination.

Date of experience: May 2017
Thank Missy R
Reviewed 10 February 2018

This is a great stop for aspiring firefighters. Young visitors can suit-up as firefighters, slide down a short fire pole, and ride in a real firetruck cab complete with bells and sirens.This historic fire station features many hands-on, child-appropriate activities along with a tour of...More

Date of experience: November 2017
1  Thank mimi1890
Reviewed 22 January 2018 via mobile

I hosted a private event here and a good Time was had by all! Firefighter Clem took time to answer questions, educate and help all the guests! There is tons to do with kids and adults!

Date of experience: January 2018
Thank Cynthia M
Reviewed 9 December 2017

My father was a firefighter, so I have had my fill of fire stations, trucks, and the like. I thoroughly expected to really hate this school field trip for my 4 year old, but instead, it was actually really fun. They had lights and a...More

Date of experience: October 2017
1  Thank Ryan Y
Reviewed 7 August 2017 via mobile

We took a tour of the firehouse museum on 3rd and chestnut with our three grandsons. Small but really gave the boys an idea of what is was like back in the day!

Date of experience: August 2017
Thank boss284
Reviewed 25 February 2017 via mobile

Had some time to kill before heading to the airport and this sounded like fun. Small area around the building offered free parking. Minimal fee ($5 senior rate). Nicely restored Fire apparatus and accessories. Loved the restored horse stalls and notice the hoof marks in...More

Date of experience: February 2017
1  Thank chs80
Reviewed 16 February 2017

We (two adults) stopped on an afternoon midweek. Admission was $6 adults and $5 senior. We were greeted by Josh and received a personal tour. The museum houses fire apparatus from the earliest days and Josh explained everything. The final portion of the tour covered...More

Date of experience: February 2017
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Ariana P
16 January 2019|
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Yes! The museum has heaters installed and is well enough heated that a jacket would not be needed to wear while on the tour.
Scott C
16 May 2016|
Response from Richard B | Property representative |
The museum is open daily Tues-Sat 10 to 4 with the last tour starting around 3 pm. No appointment is necessary and we start tours as needed. It is fun for the whole family and you will learn history and important fire... More
14 May 2015|
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Response from Richard B | Property representative |
Admission to the fire museum is $6 for adults, $5 for seniors and $4 for children not in strollers. We are open Tues-Sat from 10-4 pm with last tour starting at 3 pm. Free parking on our property and handicapped accessible... More