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Houston's Historic Fire Station No. 7 still serves Houstonians and visitors to the city as permanent home to the Houston Fire Museum, and as a testament to the people who devoted their lives to community, service, and commitment to others.


The Romanesque building, designed by architect Olle J. Lorehn, opened in 1899 and remained an active fire station until its replacement was built in 1969.  “Old 7’s,” as it is fondly called, is the oldest firehouse in Houston still standing. It is listed on the National Register of Historic Places and is a Recorded Texas Historic Landmark.


The Houston Fire Museum  has partnered with REPRACTICE architecture and Tellepsen Builders to preserve the historic integrity of the building. Enhanced exhibits and fire and life safety programs are also being developed.


Please consider contributing to our efforts to preserve this important piece of Houston’s history for future generations.

Houston Fire Museum

Est. 1982

The Houston Fire Museum is currently closed for historic preservation with a reopening goal of Fall 2023.

Unfortunately, we are not able to host children's programming, birthday parties, or field trips at this time.

Our gift shop is still operating and has temporarily moved to
3219 Milam St.



We encourage you to shop online where we offer curbside .

If you prefer to shop in person, you may visit us during business hours.  Metered parking is free for customers.  
Masks are requested. 


Hours of Operation

Monday - Friday, 10am - 4pm

Closed on federal holidays.


Free parking is available at the meters as well as in the lot on the north side of the building. 


Generous funding to the Houston Fire Museum has been provided by Humanities Texas and the National Endowment for the Humanities (NEH) as part of the federal CARES Act.

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