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The Firehouse Museum

1572 Columbia St, San Diego, CA 92101-2913
+1 619-232-3473
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“nice tribute” (2 reviews)
“on display” (3 reviews)
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1572 Columbia St, San Diego, CA 92101-2913
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"nice tribute"
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Reviewed 11 February 2018

This is a nice museum and it is inexpensive. They are many trucks and equipment on display. You walk around with no guide but you can take a brochure. There is also a tribute to Sept 11. On one wall there is stories about women...More

Thank karol452
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Reviewed 11 February 2018 via mobile

We really enjoyed the museum. The gentlemen who was there that day was great. The engines and period pieces were great, we loved the older engines and the telegraph and dispatch system. Very nice place and reasonable price.

Thank Kenmarsam
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Reviewed 27 January 2018 via mobile

If you want a REAL taste of SD history this is a perfect spot! It was great hearing some old smoke eating stories from some of the retired Firefighter volunteers working here. The memorabilia and tradition can be appreciated. A great place to check out...More

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Reviewed 28 December 2017

This museum is well done and very inexpensive. It is not large and is totally self-guided but we enjoyed that aspect as each of us could take our time going through and viewing the various pieces of history that were on display. Because of the...More

Thank LoveNewExperiences
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Reviewed 3 December 2017

This museum is a good place to see the story of local fire departments through the equipment they used. I found some of the older equipment to be the most fascinating. There are some nice tributes. I went early in the morning, so there weren't...More

Thank Douglas M
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Reviewed 12 August 2017 via mobile

My son is a firefighter in our hometown so this was a must see while we were in San Diego! This museum is very nicely done. Several old fire trucks and a lot of historical items. They also have a nice tribute to 9/11. You...More

Thank vmcgarry
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Reviewed 14 June 2017

Saw this and decided to check it out. This does have a range of equipment dating back years with old fire engines, extinguishers and large number of helmets. It is well kept and is good for a visit without needing a firemans background. There is...More

1  Thank Bucketlist698
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Reviewed 10 June 2017 via mobile

This museum is a fantastic place to discover some of San Diego's history and the story of the fire department. The vintage fire trucks and memorabilia do a great job paying tribute to the history and to the 9-11 attacks. You will NOT find any...More

1  Thank ExploringViking96
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Reviewed 27 May 2017

My daughter and I brought my three year old grandson to The Firehouse Museum in San Diego and he had a great time. I found the history interesting as well. There is one firetruck for the children to explore and many others to check out....More

Thank slchiker40
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Reviewed 26 February 2017

The San Diego Firehouse Museum is only open limited times - check the website for current hours before going. It costs $3/per person and is chock-full of firefighting memorabilia from all over the world. You could easily spend an hour (or more!) looking at all...More

Thank Jerry L
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