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Small museum, but worth the visit. Make it part of an excursion!

The Plaza Firehouse museum is a small, yet free museum. I'd probably rate it a 3 due to how small... read more

Reviewed 26 April 2018
Los Angeles, California
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
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Reviewed 17 October 2018

The Museum is not large, but there is an little information brochure that is loaded with the history of Los Angeles fire fighting. This was the first fire station in Los Angeles built by the city. There is a fire fighting wagon and behind it,...More

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank Kenneth L
Reviewed 17 August 2018

Just a short walk from Union Station the Plaza Firehouse Museum is well worth a visit. the guy there the day we went was full of great info and really helpful. The displays are fantastic and the old pole the firemen came down is still...More

Date of experience: August 2018
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Reviewed 26 April 2018

The Plaza Firehouse museum is a small, yet free museum. I'd probably rate it a 3 due to how small it is, but I've recently committed to not give any free museum less than a 4 (unless there was something wrong). The man who worked...More

Date of experience: April 2018
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Reviewed 24 August 2017

This Historic Landmark is situated in the center of the Old Plaza area of El Pueblo de Los Angeles. Located across from Union Station and just a few steps from Olvera Street, this well-restored Firehouse Museum is a worthwhile place to visit. An original horse-drawn...More

Date of experience: August 2017
Thank Joan H
Reviewed 13 August 2017

Great little museum located in the Plaza Firehouse which was the first building in the city designed to house fire fighting crews and their equipment. Museum guide Josh is very knowledgeable about the history of the city - well worth visiting.

Date of experience: August 2017
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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

Date of experience: August 2016
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

Date of experience: July 2016
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

Date of experience: April 2016
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

Date of experience: February 2016
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

Date of experience: October 2015
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