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Want to make history as appealing to kids as it is to adults? Serving it up inside a restored 1926 fire house is a very good start. The Orlando Fire Museum showcases the history of the City... Read More
Want to make history as appealing to kids as it is to adults? Serving it up inside a restored 1926 fire house is a very good start. The Orlando Fire Museum showcases the history of the City Beautiful's bravest along with a host of antique equipment that includes an array of impressive fire engines: LaFrance apparatus from the early 1900s, a 1919 ladder truck and another from 1926 just to name a few. Additional artifacts on display include helmets and other tools along with lithographs. Volunteer guides here are retired Orlando firefighters; they really know their stuff. This free attraction is open on Friday and Saturday; donations for its upkeep are greatly appreciated.
- Fri-Sat 10am-4pm
- Free; Donations Appreciated
- Best for Museums Because: Who doesn't love fire engines?! The OFM is free (donations appreciation), fun and features genuine firefighter docents.
- Best for Family-Friendly Museums Because: Kids will delight in the Orlando Fire Museum's bells and whistles, but also in true tales told by the firefighters themselves.