Houston Fire Museum

Est. 1982

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.

The  Houston Fire Museum was proud to host the poster exhibition September 11, 2001: The Day That Changed the World in observation of the 20th anniversary of the 9/11 attacks. Created by the  9/11 Memorial & Museum in New York City, in partnership with the American Library Association and the National Endowment for the Humanities these 14 posters provide an introduction to the history, aftermath, and ongoing repercussions of the 9/11 attacks and include archival photographs and images of artifacts from the Museum’s permanent collection.


Please click here to view these powerful and unforgettable images and reflections.

We will be closed 1/17 in observance of MLK Day.

Our museum is closed for historic preservation. However, you can still visit our gift shop which has temporarily relocated to 3219 Milam St.

Our Gift Shop has temporarily relocated to 3219 Milam Street.
This will be our location for the duration of Historic Preservation.


We encourage you to shop online where we offer shipping and curbside pickup.

If you prefer to shop in person, you may visit us during business hours. 

Masks are required.


Hours of Operation

Monday - Friday, 10am - 4pm

Closed on federal holidays.


Free metered parking is available during business hours. There is also a gravel lot on the north side of the building. 

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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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