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San Antonio Fire Museum

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Address: 801 E Houston St, San Antonio, TX 78205-2024
Phone Number: +1 210-390-7236
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Recommended length of visit: <1 hour

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Great representation of the career and the history

The volunteers do a great job of maintaining the museum and showing the history of firefighting in the area. They do a fun job of telling the history as well as showing the... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 1 week ago
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Pacific Grove, California
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Pacific Grove, California
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

The volunteers do a great job of maintaining the museum and showing the history of firefighting in the area. They do a fun job of telling the history as well as showing the different functions of the job. I appreciate the different interpretive panels.

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tehama, ca
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

A fire museum like other fire museums, only we were there. Take the kids. Convenient to hotel, Alamo Plaza.

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Tampa, Florida
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

This museum has a good collection of trucks and artifacts from the history of SAFD. There is no admission charge, they just ask for donations. They have on display several trucks and many other items fire rescue people in the past would have used. The docents are very nice. The gift shop has a nice assortment of items. Its right... More 

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Carbondale, Illinois
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 October 2016

We happened to stumble on this while visiting the Alamo. Because my son is a volunteer firefighter we decided to go see it during a break from other sightseeing. This is definitely not up to the level of a professional museum, but is very well done for an all-volunteer effort. Everything is clean, well-documented, and well-organized. When we visited, one... More 

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Melbourne, Australia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 October 2016

I was there on Tuesday morning for my last few hours in San Antonio. Upon entry I was offered the services of a volunteer guide who was a retired fireman. The history of firefighting in the town is very interesting and the museum, well set out with old appliances, equipment, photos and videos showing how it all comes together. A... More 

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San Antonio, Texas
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 October 2016

I had not seen this Fire Museum in one year and it has expanded and more collections and fun things added...it is worth the trip to take a class or children''s group

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Dix Hills, New York
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 September 2016

If you are a firefighter or have family that are, or simply are a fire buff then this is a must see if you are visiting The Alamo. It's right across the street and is FREE and air conditioned. The have a some fantastic old trucks and equipment on display as well as a little gift shop with shirts and... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 September 2016

I recommend anyone fire fighter or civilian to go here it is full of the stuff that makes you appreciate your own firefighters

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Houston, Texas
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 September 2016 via mobile

We happened upon this by accident and so glad we did! It is really a neat place to visit. All the different fire trucks and displays are so neat. My kids, 10 and 4, loved it. Lots of photo opportunities and the volunteers there are so nice and helpful. Kids got their own junior fireman badges. It's free to get... More 

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Fort Lauderdale, Florida
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 September 2016 via mobile

Happened upon this museum on the way to the Alamo. Took a peek inside and received a smile and welcome. All the firefighters were friendly and "Breezy" took me around and gave me a personal tour. Also, my dachshund Nefertiny was welcomed. Great collections of older fire trucks and even a kids area which was super cute and informative.

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