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San Antonio Fire Museum

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

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Great little museum

Great little museum. Extremely friendly hosts. They will give you a great history of what you will see and how the San Antonio fire department started as a volunteer organization... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 1 week ago
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Chandler, Arizona
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Chandler, Arizona
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Great little museum. Extremely friendly hosts. They will give you a great history of what you will see and how the San Antonio fire department started as a volunteer organization and then businessmen to a full-time organization to the large organization it is today. They have some equipment from the old days thru the years and today. Great opportunity to... More 

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Wichita Falls, Texas
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6 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

For kids 2-12 yo and adults that are interested in fire trucks, fire fighters etc. Really nice smaller museum with a great staff that loves telling about the exhibit. You should definitely ask a staff member to tell about the exhibit! We visited the Alamo first and the kids were quite bored with that but then we walked over (2... More 

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Norwich, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I have been waiting for the old fire HQ to reopen as a museum and finally on this visit to SA the museum is finished. We were welcomed in by several staff who I assume are volunteers, given a guided tour of the facility and exchanged stories of similar emergency service experiences from US and UK. If you are at... More 

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San Antonio, Texas
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48 reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 weeks ago

We had a great time at the San Antonio Fire Museum for my little cousins birthday. The children were able to run around and climb on all the fire trucks, ring fire bells, and play with props. Paired with a fire fighter themed birthday party that his Mom decorated and laid out...the kids had a great time. Adults too!

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Sioux Lookout, Canada
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 January 2017

I Injoy my time so much, that I will come again on my next trip to San Antonio, Lots of stuff to see,, lots of interesting stuff and people always willing to answer questions.... Cant wait to see it again

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 December 2016

This museum is well worth a visit especially if you have kids. There are numerous vintage firetrucks inside and many interesting exhibits. The museum is free and operates on donations (please help them a little). There are many volunteer firefighters inside and are glad to talk to you or just let you wander the exhibits. We spent about an hour... More 

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Portland, Oregon
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 December 2016

Great history of SAFD, well carde for fire apparatus and tons of equipment, old and new. Staff very friendly and knowledgeable about the museum and SA sites. Great for fire buffs, history fans and kids (play area). Close to the Alamo too

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Thank A S
Pacific Grove, California
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48 reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 November 2016

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 22 November 2016

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 6 November 2016 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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