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The Houston Fire Museum, Houston

(3.6/5 based on 25+ reviews on the web)
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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  • 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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  • Wants something different to do as a COMPLIMENTARY activity to a mid-day date, this would be and OPTION. Now pls. note, I would compliment this event activity with some additional stimuli if you want ...  more »
  • Recently took my little one (5) to the Fire Museum. He loved the old fire trucks and the nice fireman who was there. Not a big museum but worth a look. Lots of history on the fire department in Housto...  more »
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  • 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.
  • My boy loved this place. Great history, and an interactive section for him to touch.
  • 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.
  • Pretty cool for 5 and under.