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Old Plaza Firehouse

501 North Los Angeles St, Los Angeles, CA 90012
+1 213-625-3741
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A Little Firehouse History

This is the first firehouse built by the City of Los Angeles. The road to establishing a city fire... read more

Reviewed 5 September 2016
Kenneth L
Los Angeles, California
Another unexpectant find

While I went to Olvera for its Mexican heritage, I never expect to learn about historic fire... read more

Reviewed 30 July 2016
Grover R
Pensacola, Florida
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501 North Los Angeles St, Los Angeles, CA 90012
Central L.A
+1 213-625-3741
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Reviewed 5 September 2016

This is the first firehouse built by the City of Los Angeles. The road to establishing a city fire department and firehouse took several decades until the first city-built firehouse in 1884. The building had a complex history until it ceased to be a fire...More

Thank Kenneth L
Reviewed 30 July 2016

While I went to Olvera for its Mexican heritage, I never expect to learn about historic fire fighting but that is exactly what this free museum is. It is complete with an old fire pole and a horse drawn fire engine. It chronicles the early...More

Thank Grover R
Reviewed 8 April 2016

This is the oldest fire station in Los Angeles, and is now a small FREE museum (donations welcome). They have a couple of old (horse drawn and hand) fire "engines" and all the wall space is covered with displays, fire helmets and pictures. A great...More

Thank Merrowmum
Reviewed 18 February 2016

The 1884 Plaza Firehouse,the oldest firehouse in Los Angeles, is wonderful fun for anyone who appreciates 19th Century tools and equipment for firefighting. Opened as a museum in 1960, it is a California Historic Landmark. Children will be intrigued by learning that early fire engines...More

Thank chestnuthouse
Reviewed 28 October 2015

The Admission: FREE!! But they do take donations. The Museum: It is a very small museum but informative. One of the museums near Olvera Street. There is always on staff on duty in case you have any questions regarding the museum. If you are shopping...More

Thank travelercass
Reviewed 9 September 2015

This is a very neat little place to visit. They have the old fire engines and all sorts of things to check out on the walls. My mom is a current fire department employee so it was really cool for us to check out all...More

Thank MaySwift
Reviewed 22 January 2015 via mobile

We didn't get a chance to go inside but from the outside it looked very nice. Would have liked more time to see it properly but this area is very dense with things to see

Thank Openfj0re
Reviewed 13 April 2014

This old building from 1884 in downtown Los Angeles was the 1st firehouse of the city and nowadays its a museum. It gathers many nineteen century equipments to extinguish fire, such as: a fire carriage that was using horses to pull it, a version in...More

Thank JuPereira
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