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Key West Firehouse Museum

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Address: 1024 Grinnell St, Key West, FL 33040-3204
Phone Number: +1 305-849-0678
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A museum dedicated to the history of fire fighting in the Florida Keys

A museum dedicated to the history of fire fighting in the Florida Keys

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Outstanding tour provided by retired KWFD fire chief who is an absolute treasure and very knowledgeable about KW fire history. He clearly enjoys his volunteer job and I'd... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 6 days ago
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Birmingham Alabama
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Birmingham Alabama
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

Outstanding tour provided by retired KWFD fire chief who is an absolute treasure and very knowledgeable about KW fire history. He clearly enjoys his volunteer job and I'd definitely recommend this tour.

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Akron
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

We visited the Firehouse Museum during our visit to Key West. The volunteers were very welcoming and we found it to be a nice way to spend the morning.

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Ballwin, Missouri
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 October 2016

We were looking for something different to do while in Key West andstumbled onto this tour. The tour was conducted by a former Fire Chief of the Key West Fire Department and to say the least, he was very knowledgeable about its history. Truly enjoyed the hour long tour.

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Milwaukee, Wisconsin
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 October 2016

The old Fire Chief gave us a tour of the museum. It was great hearing from someone that was actually there. A lot of cool little details. Lots of different historical pieces. All three guys that were there were super nice. I would definitely stop and see this if you have the time!

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MCGAHEYSVILLE
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 September 2016

Do once if you have not. Great place to take a photo op but once you have, move on. There are so many things to do, places to see and experiences to have on the island.

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Ipswich, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 September 2016 via mobile

These guys are amazing, they took such good care of us and called us family as our dad was a London firefighter years ago. A personal tour but retired firefighters including the former fire chief. If you have any connection to the fire service you will love this. Could sit and chat with the guys, they do such a great... More 

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Tigerhose3, Director of Operations at Key West Firehouse Museum, responded to this review

It was our pleasure showing you around. More 

Pickerington, Ohio
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 September 2016 via mobile

As a firefighter from Ohio, I was really interested in stopping by the museum just to look. I was in for a treat, Chief Casto spent 2 hours with us and gave personal history and great stories of the past. What a great preservation of the history of KWFD!!!!

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 August 2016 via mobile

We've been coming to KW for years and are so glad we found this hidden gem this year. Our 9 year-old history buff loved it! Retired Fire Chief Ed guided us through a tour of Fire Station No. 3 with great stories about the history of firefighting in Key West. So cool to hear first-hand stories and get a real... More 

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Port Saint Lucie, Florida, United States
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 August 2016 via mobile

Fantastic and very educational with lots of history and old props. Great tour guide and helpful volunteers

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Weston, Florida
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 August 2016

We had an amazing time here at the Key West Firehouse Museum. The place is very well presented, with a big amount of surprises and treasures. But the best part is the tour. We had the honor of being guided by a former Chief of that same Fire station when it was active. And he spent almost 3 hours with... More 

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