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“Fun for kids and adults”

San Antonio Fire Museum
Ranked #11 of 281 things to do in San Antonio
Certificate of Excellence
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Recommended length of visit: <1 hour
Useful Information: Bathroom facilities, Baby buggy parking, Wheelchair access
Reviewed 19 June 2014

We had a ball lookings at the fire trucks, my daughter loved ringing the bell. We dressed her and her two cousins dress up as fire fighters and took pictures of them on the trucks. Had retired firefighters tell us stories of when they served. History of women that have been fire fighters in San Antonio, and a wall remembering the heros that passed away in the line of duty. A great place to visit with no cost just a small donation.

2  Thank Ruben C
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Reviewed 18 June 2014 via mobile

Fun, interesting, clean, and you donate whatever you want. What a great history of San Antonio firefighting! Staffed by volunteers who are helpful and informative. For the wanna be firefighter in all of us!

2  Thank 909Mary
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Reviewed 31 May 2014

Very nice volunteer staff. Interesting OLD firefighting equipment and picture. LOTS of hands (and feet) on for kids. The fee is donation based. A person may pay as much or as little as they like. The suggested donation is $4 for adults, $3 for seniors. Free for kids, active duty, fire in uniform.

2  Thank Schmelzie
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Reviewed 20 May 2014

For a small donation (not required) you, and children of all ages, as they say, can view the real evolution of firefighting and EMS services.

There are several retired Firefighters who guide, instruct, and tell wonderful stories of the San Antonio Fire Service.

They have a wall dedicated to the history of women in the Fire Service and are rightly proud to discuss the contributions made by women to the Service.

Children (and this "adult" and wife) were allowed (encouraged) to climb up into the driver's seat of several engines and take pictures (with helmets, of course.)

A real part of American history and well worth your time.

Very enjoyable, educational, we highly recommend this museum.

1  Thank Mac M
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Reviewed 16 May 2014

We loved this little museum which was right next to our hotel and right behind the Alamo. There a lot of interesting things about the history of the San Antonio Fire Department but what we loved most was that we could have sat there all day and listened to the retired firefighters that run the museum and their stories.

2  Thank mtfirefighters
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