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Central Ohio Fire Museum

260 N 4th St, Columbus, OH 43215-2511
+1 614-464-4099
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Volunteer Fire Fighters Wife

We have 2 boys and we took them here for a visit. The small hands on area was excellent. We spent... read more

Reviewed 4 weeks ago
Missy R
Downtown Fun with Kids!

This is a great stop for aspiring firefighters. Young visitors can suit-up as firefighters, slide... read more

Reviewed 10 February 2018
mimi1890
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Columbus, Ohio
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A 1908 horse-drawn era fire station with examples of hand-drawn, horse-drawn and early motorized fire trucks. In addition to the historic preservation, fire safety classes are taught to groups of children and adults. A play area and gift shop are also available.
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  • Average2%
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260 N 4th St, Columbus, OH 43215-2511
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We have 2 boys and we took them here for a visit. The small hands on area was excellent. We spent several hours letting them use their imagination.

Thank Missy R
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Reviewed 10 February 2018

This is a great stop for aspiring firefighters. Young visitors can suit-up as firefighters, slide down a short fire pole, and ride in a real firetruck cab complete with bells and sirens.This historic fire station features many hands-on, child-appropriate activities along with a tour of...More

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Reviewed 22 January 2018 via mobile

I hosted a private event here and a good Time was had by all! Firefighter Clem took time to answer questions, educate and help all the guests! There is tons to do with kids and adults!

Thank Cynthia M
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Reviewed 9 December 2017

My father was a firefighter, so I have had my fill of fire stations, trucks, and the like. I thoroughly expected to really hate this school field trip for my 4 year old, but instead, it was actually really fun. They had lights and a...More

1  Thank Ryan Y
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Reviewed 8 August 2017 via mobile

We took a tour of the firehouse museum on 3rd and chestnut with our three grandsons. Small but really gave the boys an idea of what is was like back in the day!

Thank boss284
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Reviewed 26 February 2017 via mobile

Had some time to kill before heading to the airport and this sounded like fun. Small area around the building offered free parking. Minimal fee ($5 senior rate). Nicely restored Fire apparatus and accessories. Loved the restored horse stalls and notice the hoof marks in...More

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Reviewed 16 February 2017

We (two adults) stopped on an afternoon midweek. Admission was $6 adults and $5 senior. We were greeted by Josh and received a personal tour. The museum houses fire apparatus from the earliest days and Josh explained everything. The final portion of the tour covered...More

1  Thank OldBoyScoutFox
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Reviewed 7 December 2016 via mobile

Took 3 grandchildren to visit. Tons of fun and interactive activities. Got great pictures of the kids dressed up in fireman clothing and sliding down the fire pole. Kids talked about it for weeks after our trip. Great teaching opportunity for kids as well. Our...More

Thank Rhondi P
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Reviewed 23 November 2016

We visited here after one of the fire memorials one year. My uncle had been a firefighter and then an inspector. There were really cool items there.

Thank Julia S
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Reviewed 15 November 2016

This museum shares the history of firefighting in Columbus and is an excellent learning experience for both adults and children. Top notch displays in a historic fire station.

Thank Glenn S
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Scott C
17 May 2016|
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The museum is open daily Tues-Sat 10 to 4 with the last tour starting around 3 pm. No appointment is necessary and we start tours as needed. It is fun for the whole family and you will learn history and important fire... More
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Admission to the fire museum is $6 for adults, $5 for seniors and $4 for children not in strollers. We are open Tues-Sat from 10-4 pm with last tour starting at 3 pm. Free parking on our property and handicapped accessible... More
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