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Central Ohio Fire Museum

260 N 4th St, Columbus, OH 43215-2511
+1 614-464-4099
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So glad they saved this gem

Had some time to kill before heading to the airport and this sounded like fun. Small area around... read more

Reviewed 25 February 2017
Venice, Florida
via mobile
Interesting and Informative

We (two adults) stopped on an afternoon midweek. Admission was $6 adults and $5 senior. We were... read more

Reviewed 16 February 2017
Fairborn, 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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260 N 4th St, Columbus, OH 43215-2511
+1 614-464-4099
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Reviewed 25 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

1  Thank chs80
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

Thank OldBoyScoutFox
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
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
Reviewed 14 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
Reviewed 31 October 2016

We stuck close to home for this one. Got on the bikes and pedaled the 2 miles to the Central Ohio Fire Museum. Because of work and travel schedules all that I had really been able to do before this was peek through the windows....More

Thank craigclark
Reviewed 19 October 2016

Pretty cool. An old firehouse turned museum. This place has some great old fire trucks, wagons, and a whole bunch of firefighting equipment. The staff is friendly and knows what they are talking about.

Thank Johnnyrat1
Reviewed 11 August 2016

had a guided tour with one of the most informative tour guides I've ever had in any museum environment. as a firefighter for almost 15 years, it was great to learn a few new things, and share stories and such. even got to see a...More

1  Thank fireeater037
Reviewed 24 July 2016

I was really skeptical when we first parked and entered the building. Parking was a bit of an issue, as there is no formal parking lot. You just park in the alley. I went in thinking that we would only be there for a half...More

2  Thank Melisa S
Reviewed 14 April 2016

Great mix of static displays with very knowledgeable personal interaction with former firefighters. Super, if small, collection of antique trucks, wagons, and artifacts. Effective insertion of fire safety education. Well worth a stop.

1  Thank vango70
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Scott C
16 May 2016|
Response from Richard B | Property representative |
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
14 May 2015|
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Response from Richard B | Property representative |
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