Photo courtesy of Ashley Dickson
Boston Fire Museum
Type: Attractions, Family Friendly, Free Attractions, Historic Sites, History Museums, Museums, Sightseeing
The Boston Fire Museum allows visitors a look into fire fighting's past in an historically significant structure, and former fully-functioning fire house. Enter the Fire Museum to see the antique fire... Read More
The Boston Fire Museum allows visitors a look into fire fighting's past in an historically significant structure, and former fully-functioning fire house. Enter the Fire Museum to see the antique fire trucks, uniforms, equipment, fire alarms and photo displays that now call this museum home. Exhibits include hand drawn pumper and ladder trucks (including what is said to be the oldest engine constructed), photo displays from fires of the past, and retired fire equipment including uniforms with everything from helmets to boots.This building is an architectural buff's dream, built in 1891, it broke the rules by suspending the second floor from above rather than supporting it by use of columns or poles from below. This National Landmark is free (donations are gladly accepted) and open only on Saturdays. Fire fighters are around to tell you about the sights and even give helmets to little tykes.
- Sat 11am-6pm
- Free; Donations Appreciated
- Family-Friendly Museums: "A perfect place to visit for kids after a morning at the Children's Museum. Allow less than an hour to enjoy."
- Best for Family-Friendly Museums Because: Climb on fire trucks, and meet real Boston fire fighters in this small museum.