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The Firehouse Museum

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Address: 1572 Columbia Street, San Diego, CA 92101-2913
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San Diego Firehouse Museum

The San Diego Firehouse Museum is only open limited times - check the website for current hours before going. It costs $3/per person and is chock-full of firefighting memorabilia... read more

Reviewed 26 February 2017
Jerry L
Burlington, United States
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Burlington, United States
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132 reviews
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Reviewed 26 February 2017

The San Diego Firehouse Museum is only open limited times - check the website for current hours before going. It costs $3/per person and is chock-full of firefighting memorabilia from all over the world. You could easily spend an hour (or more!) looking at all of the badges, patches, hats, trucks, and other paraphernalia associated with firefighting in this former... More 

Thank Jerry L
Vancouver, Canada
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113 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 32 helpful votes
Reviewed 23 October 2016

Excellent museum of fire fighting equipment including uniforms, helmets, badges, patches, historical fire memorabilia, wrenches, fire hydrants, antique fire engines and so on. There is a small cost to get in - but it is worth it. The museum is located in the Little Italy section of San Diego and is about a two block walk from the MTS Trolley... More 

Thank davidmP7608YO
San Diego, California
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
Reviewed 17 October 2016 via mobile

This is right around the corner from home. I finally decided to visit it is only open on weekend. Great opportunity to learn about firefighting San Diego history and to purchase some mementos. I recommend this to any visitors and especially residents of San Diego county

Thank Edward W
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5 reviews
3 attraction reviews
Reviewed 17 July 2016 via mobile

The Museum structure is the same since it was operative, all of the historical evidences and Materials are very preserved and visitors are allowed to stay pretty close to the Firefighters History! Unfortunately I felt a little Lack of explanation but that was not important to take out the beauty of the Museum and of the History! I really recommend... More 

Thank Rodrigo F
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Reviewed 9 July 2016 via mobile

The Firehouse Museum is not huge and will not take all day. I spent about an hour there and I was the only tourist at the time. The volunteer attendant did an excellent job. He went about his business after welcoming me but he was also very attentive to me each time I diverted him from his work to ask... More 

Thank RG O
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167 reviews
63 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
Reviewed 24 June 2016 via mobile

Just switched from donations to small admission fee. Worth the $3 for adults . Not much for very young children.

Thank Nick B
Pasadena, California
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 April 2016

Hint: This a great place for kids' parties or other social events. They have a kitchen/bar area for serving and a semi-open patio area in the back large enough for several tables and chairs where a caterer can set up for food service. I witnessed what appeared to be a 5 year old's birthday party and all the kids got... More 

Thank HappyTraveler0109
Palm Harbor, Florida
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 186 helpful votes
Reviewed 16 September 2015

It about a 15 minute walk from Seaport to the museum. They are only open Thurs - Sun. Lots of neat stuff. Good selection of t-shirts. Support your fire fighters and give the museum a try.

Thank smiller560
Winter Springs, Florida
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169 reviews
57 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 153 helpful votes
Reviewed 25 July 2015

Wonderful museum to visit with children. Vehicles and equipment from earliest eras of fire fighting are displayed along with many vintage photos and other memorabilia. The children loved being able to climb on a couple of the newer trucks and ring some of the bells. Their imaginations were in high gear as they pretended to be en route to a... More 

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Stockholm, New Jersey
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Reviewed 27 January 2015

I've been coming to the San Diego Firehouse Museum once in a while since the late 1960's. It is a gem of a museum located inside what was once San Diego's Engine 6 quarters and Repair Facility. When my children were young is was easily worth a visit once or twice a year. As an adult I still visit from... More 

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