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“Lots of fun”

Fire Museum of Memphis
Ranked #25 of 161 things to do in Memphis
Certificate of Excellence
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Recommended length of visit: 1-2 hours
Owner description: Memphis' Hottest Attraction!!! America’s premier interactive fire museum is in the legendary Fire Engine House No. 1 in downtown Memphis. Step back in time to a turn-of-the-century firehouse. Fight the flames of a burning skyscraper from a snorkel basket simulator. Take a look at the horse-drawn era of firefighting from the horse’s perspective! Test your ability to find an escape route to survive a fire. Feel the heat of the FEDEX Fire Room. Learn about the most devastating fires in the history of Memphis. Discover the proud history of Memphis’ first African-American firefighters. And many more hot attractions!
Reviewed 20 November 2013 via mobile

Visited the fire museum with my children. The kids had a blast playing on the fire trucks. We also enjoyed seeing the exhibits. The firefighters were very helpful and friendly.

Thank R B
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Reviewed 6 November 2013 via mobile

This is my first trip to Memphis and was told this was a must see for my family. There were 6 available guides standing around talking and none offered to show us around! They were busy talking about their home lives. The only thing available for my son to do was play on the fire trucks in the play area, none of the video centers had volume or sufficient instructions to watch the fire safety videos. This was a total waste of our money and time!!

Thank crystal s
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Reviewed 29 October 2013

Experiencing the 'fire simulation' was amazing, along with seeing the interactive room for teaching children about fire safety and emergencies. The equipment on display was gleaming, and the opportunity to get up close to the displays was great.

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Reviewed 3 October 2013

My husband chose this attraction to visit whilst we were recently in Memphis - but I ended up enjoying it too! Suitable for adults and children. This is obviously one of the less-visited places in Memphis but very different, educational and enjoyable - and at least you could get to the exhibits to look at them and wander round in your own time. The staff were extremely helpful and friendly too.

Thank SWeaver12
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Reviewed 3 September 2013

Memphis has a wonderfully rich storey to tell about their brilliant fire service. From the original fire tenders and those sponsors of the machines to the amazing desk of one of the previous fire chiefs. But this museum is far from an empty storey about fire engines. it has interactive learning areas to teach both children and adults the dangers of fire and the consequences of fire if unchecked by the brigade guys. Our tour was conducted by Thomas an ex fire man of over thirty years service and the last few years in fire safety so he knew what he was talking about. We suggested that he do an interactive zone on the museum website to leave behind when he finally retires sometime in the future due to hhis pleasant and easy teaching methods. The museum is a not to be missed experience if you are visiting Memphis and whilst it is also useful to visit their website for a tour, the website doesn't do it justice. Please visit Thomas at the museum as he absolutely loves his job and the people that come through the door. A brilliant ambassador for the museum and the fire service

2  Thank Kevin W
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