The Houston Fire Museum is a non-profit museum committed to preserving the unique history of the Houston Fire Department and educating the public on fire safety practices. The building in which the Houston Fire Museum operates was originally Fire Station No. 7, the first fire station built by the Houston Fire Department after it went fully paid in 1895.
The two-story fire station was built in 1898; it was opened in 1899 and operated until a new Fire Station No. 7 was built in 1969. Preservation of old Fire Station No. 7 as a fire museum began in 1980. Today, the Houston Fire Museum has been completely renovated and is listed on the National Register of Historic Places.
Our exhibit space proudly boasts three antique fire trucks: a hand-drawn pumper, a horse-drawn steamer, and a 1937 Chevy fire engine, as well as a large collection of antique fire equipment and memorabilia. There is much to do and see at the Houston Fire Museum: explore our exhibit space and learn about the rich history of Houston’s fire department, bring your children to learn and play in our hands-on “Station 7 1/2” children’s room, and check out our gift shop which offers many unique Houston Fire t-shirts and other souvenirs.