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The Firehouse Museum

1572 Columbia Street, San Diego, CA 92101-2913
+1 619-232-3473
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Nice museum honoring our firefighters.... budget friendly!

This museum is well done and very inexpensive. It is not large and is totally self-guided but we... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
LoveNewExperiences
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Bartlesville, OK
A Nice Tribute

This museum is a good place to see the story of local fire departments through the equipment they... read more

Reviewed 3 December 2017
Douglas M
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The Villages, FL, United States
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1572 Columbia Street, San Diego, CA 92101-2913
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This museum is well done and very inexpensive. It is not large and is totally self-guided but we enjoyed that aspect as each of us could take our time going through and viewing the various pieces of history that were on display. Because of the...More

Thank LoveNewExperiences
Reviewed 3 December 2017

This museum is a good place to see the story of local fire departments through the equipment they used. I found some of the older equipment to be the most fascinating. There are some nice tributes. I went early in the morning, so there weren't...More

Thank Douglas M
Reviewed 11 August 2017 via mobile

My son is a firefighter in our hometown so this was a must see while we were in San Diego! This museum is very nicely done. Several old fire trucks and a lot of historical items. They also have a nice tribute to 9/11. You...More

Thank vmcgarry
Reviewed 13 June 2017

Saw this and decided to check it out. This does have a range of equipment dating back years with old fire engines, extinguishers and large number of helmets. It is well kept and is good for a visit without needing a firemans background. There is...More

1  Thank Bucketlist698
Reviewed 10 June 2017 via mobile

This museum is a fantastic place to discover some of San Diego's history and the story of the fire department. The vintage fire trucks and memorabilia do a great job paying tribute to the history and to the 9-11 attacks. You will NOT find any...More

1  Thank ExploringViking96
Reviewed 26 May 2017

My daughter and I brought my three year old grandson to The Firehouse Museum in San Diego and he had a great time. I found the history interesting as well. There is one firetruck for the children to explore and many others to check out....More

Thank slchiker40
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...More

Thank Jerry L
Reviewed 22 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...More

Thank davidmP7608YO
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...More

Thank Edward W
Reviewed 16 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...More

Thank Rodrigo F
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