Things to see and do at the Museum…
Looking for something to do? Come join the Fire Museum for special events, schedule a guided tour or throw a birthday party. Either way, it will be loads of fun and a great way to see an integral part of Houston history.
1937 Chevrolet pumper
The latest donation to the Houston Fire Museum is a 1937 Chevrolet pumper, donated by Brady Carruth in honor of his father, Buddy Carruth. It is a unique pumper by the sizes of its outlets. See for yourself. You will find the pumper downstairs at the Fire Museum, 2403 Milam Street.
In addition to the 1937 Chevrolet pumper, you will find an 1895 Ahrens Fox horse-drawn steamer, a 19th century hand powered pumper, as well as a 1938 REO fire truck.
Experience what it was like for a 1950’s fireman to recieve a fire call! With a working pull-box on display just outside the restored watch office, guests can watch the “joker” punch out the pull-box number into the ticker-tape. Use the original box-card file to look up the pull-box number and find out which fire stations would be dispatched. Be sure to ask about the origins of the “taps” system – a term carried over to today’s fireground operations.
The Hopkins Collection
A prized collection of eighteenth to twentieth-century fire service artifacts that is rotated every quarter.
The Locker Room
The Locker Room exhibit is an immersing experience made up of a visual timeline using artifacts, documents and visual arts to interpret the fire service.
Have an idea for an exhibit?
Have materials to submit? Please contact us, as we are always looking for new exhibits to share with our guests!