There's always something to see and do at the Houston Fire Museum!
Our Children's Room is a great place for your firefighter themed birthday party!
Things to See & Do
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Currently on display at our museum are unique antique fire apparatus: a 1937 Chevrolet pumper donated by Brady Carruth in honor of his father, Buddy Carruth, and a 19th century hand powered pumper.
Downstairs you will find our watch office. Experience what it was once like for a fireman to receive a fire call! We have a restored pull box on display, as well as an antique ticker-tape which was used to receive fire calls. The original box-card file was used to look up the pull-box number and find out which fire stations would be dispatched.
Our museum also includes a regularly rotating display, a piece of steel beam from the World Trade Center, and patches from all over the world.
Upstairs we have a collection of eighteenth to twentieth-century fire service artifacts. Antique firefighting equipment includes fire-extinguishers, and more. The Locker Room exhibit is an immersive experience made up of a visual timeline using artifacts, documents and visual aids to interpret the fire service. You will notice the change in uniforms by decade, from 1890 to 1980.
Attached to our historic museum is our children's interactive play room, which features a child-sized fire pole, the cab of a fire truck wit working lights, a mock hose reel, and more! We often offer children's activities such as story time, guided crafts and games. Check our calendar for a list of current offerings.