Key West Firehouse Museum, Key West

4.8
#11 of 25 in Museums in Key West
History Museum · Hidden Gem · Museum
The Key West Firehouse Museum located on the corner of Grinnell and Virginia St. is home to many displays pertaining to the history of firefighting in the Florida Keys. Highlights include a 1929 American LaFrance Fire Truck, one of the only indoor coal pits known to exist in the United States, an operational fire alarm system with neighborhood boxes and ticker tape machine dated back to the early 1900's, and a piece of steel from the North Tower of the World Trade Center presented to the museum on the 10th anniversary of that tragic event by members of the FDNY.
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  • While in Key West, i highly recommend a visit to the Firehouse Museum!! Our kids enjoyed this stop on our adventure!!  more »
  • A retired firefighter gave us a personal tour. While he is a personally modest man his pride for this terribly difficult career comes through. We learned of techniques and equipment used over the...  more »
  • The moment we stepped inside the firehouse, we were flooded by the kindness of two of the museum's volunteers. The instant they saw my 4yo sister, they gave her stickers and a helmet to her great...  more »
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  • Great museum with tons of history. The gentleman giving the tour worked at the house when it was active. Their knowledge, memories, and banter made the perfect tour experience. Don't forget to smell the Key Lime leaves when you're there!
  • Mixed feelings on this one...one gentleman was very nice and would tell us the kids could play or touch something then another guy would yell at them to stop. This happened multiple times. I would not recommend this place if you have kids. Which is so sad since my 4 yo loves everything fireman.
  • The historical references and collections are impressive and interesting. I truly enjoyed the stories provided by Mr. Alex Vega who spent his career as a firefighter in Key West! We would not have known about the museum if my father-in-law did not know Alex from their childhood, but my family and I are truly grateful he did because it was a great experience!
  • Good friendly people know what they are talking about
  • If your in the fire service it's worth visiting.

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