Fire Museum of Memphis in Downtown Memphis - Photo by Ramona Johnson.

Fire Museum of Memphis

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The Fire Museum of Memphis documents the local history of fire fighting and promotes fire safety. Children of all ages can experience playing on and with authentic fire equipment, experience being on an aerial platform, slide down a fireman’s pole and more. Major attractions include the Fire Room where you can see what it feels like to be in a burning house while learning safety practices needed to escape. There is also the 1897 Hale Water Tower, 1910 horse-drawn steam engine, historic fires exhibit, Black firefighters exhibit, EMS exhibit, the Ladder Company game, Fire Safety House and the Escape Maze.

From walking in the door and being greeted by Ol’ Billy (the automated talking horse) to the Memorial Wall dedicated to Memphis Firefighters who died in the line of duty, the museum makes an impression on the importance and how-to’s of fire safety. Since education is the most important part of fire prevention, the museum has educators on duty to host fire safety field trips for kids and adults as well. A complete list of the main exhibits is available online.


  • Area
    • Downtown
  • Facility Amenities
    • Bus/Motorcoach Parking
    • Handicapped Accessible
    • Spas
    • Tours Available
  • General Information
    • Hours of Operation: M-Sat 9-6pm Sun 1-6pm (summer)M-Sat 9-4:30 pm (winter)Last admission taken hour before closing
    • Reservations Offered
  • Group Information
    • Group Rates Available
    • Group Reservations Required
    • Maximum Group Size: 60
    • Minimum Group Size: 10
  • Largest Meeting Room Details
    • Meeting Capacity: 300
    • Square Footage of Meeting Space: 3500
  • Meeting Facility Details
    • Banquet Capacity: 200
    • Meeting Rooms
    • Restrooms
118 Adams Ave.
Memphis, TN 38103
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