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Fire Museum of Memphis

118 Adams Avenue

The Fire Museum of Memphis welcomes you to enjoy a unique experience among fire museums in the United States. We hope the information that follows will illustrate the scope of the memorabilia, edutainment, tributes, and history the award winning museum has to offer.
MISSION: The mission of the Fire Museum of Memphis is:
    To promote education of fire and life safety.
    To reduce injury, life-loss, and property-loss related to fire.
    To recognize and preserve the heritage of the fire service and its contribution to the community.
VISION: The vision of success for the Fire Museum of Memphis is to:
    Reduce fire injuries and deaths
    Reach capacity for museum visitors; become a destination site for tourism in Memphis
    Be locally and nationally recognized for the quality of its programming and exhibits
    Celebrate the heroism of fire fighters and be a gathering place for fire fighters
    Have strong collaborations with the Memphis and area fire departments
    Achieve financial independence


Jennifer Cortina

Sunday, July 1, 2018
Real friendly and helpful people. The museum had a section where you could interact with fire trucks and a simulation of a burning house. It is enjoyable, especially for children.

Felicia Davis

Friday, July 13, 2018
I got here before 3:30 pm it was 3:20 pm and they were closed. Said that they close at 3:30 pm we had 10 minutes till deadline and they wouldn't let me and my 4 kids in the door. Had it locked said they showed the time to be 3:32. Everyone's phone right now shows 3:30 pm. My kids are so disappointed. I'm a volunteer firefighter and I would never turn kids away. Ashamed of this.....

Jason Neel

Saturday, March 17, 2018
Would have to say that I have been to quite a few children’s museum living in the DC metro area for a few years but, this one is my top 5. The place is small but is jam packed full of things to do. Fun for all ages this place consist of two building with a converted fire house with 2 floors of activities. The staff was really knowledgeable and retired or off duty fire fighters where manning the activity. Awesome experience.

Ehlaina Hudson

Sunday, July 15, 2018
This would be a good place to take kids to learn but as adults we were disappointed. They had a few historical objects thoughout the museum but the quantity of items and the descriptions were both lacking.

Stephanie Caputi

Monday, May 21, 2018
Clean, very interactive for kids. Was hoping for more historical/antique artifacts/items but was still delightfully surprised with the museum overall. Neat lil gift shop as well!

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