The Houston Fire Museum, Houston

3.3
#25 of 27 in Museums in Houston
The Houston Fire Museum is housed in historic firehouse No. 7, an original fire station for the city of Houston. It was built in 1899 and was an active duty fire station until 1969. The Museum was founded in 1982 to preserve the leagacy and history of HFD and promote fire safety education and fire prevention in the Houston community. Come visit us today!
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  • August 15, 2017
    We were so excited to check this out but it was sort of lame. You looked in 2 rooms to read about history and there was a tiny play area for the kids. We did come on a free kid day but the cost of com...  more »
  • February 22, 2017
    Houston attractions, rarely found this museum. Century-old buildings, open only one layer, which exhibits old objects, souvenirs for sale. Study area designed for children to experience fire escape, for reference.
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  • August 19, 2016
    Unfortunately was not much to see and it was fast. Too bad about the entry... The experience was moderate and unfortunately there was no "guidance" or similar.
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  • November 9, 2016
    Fun but small for the price (which isn't much in the first place, but would rather spend it on the cool things in their gift shop). We didn't have to pay though because the upstairs was closed off due to some issues they were having. The people were really nice about it. The fire trucks on the lower level were cool and my son enjoyed the children's room. That's pretty much all there was to see on the first floor though, so we didn't see much. It's a bit run down. Some of the Google photos that are posted are much nicer than it looks right now. Could use some TLC.
  • March 18, 2017
    Whenever I'm in town I always stop by here. I can spend hours just browsing and looking around.Lots of great restaurants and little shops
  • February 7, 2017
    Unfortunately the upper floor was closed for renovation when I visited. Small museum but a few interesting exhibits.
  • May 22, 2016
    If you are going with kids under 5 and hoping to get into the kid room, don't go on a Saturday. They have private parties in the kids room on Saturdays and other guests of the museum are not allowed in. The ~3 other rooms were interesting enough for the kids, but only for about 15 minutes before we'd seen everything and were ready to go. Definitely not the amount of time I was expecting to spend at the museum! An adult could probably read and experience everything in about 45 minutes.
  • September 10, 2016
    My boy loved this place. Great history, and an interactive section for him to touch.

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