We are making a visit to one of Houston's smaller museum venues, the Houston Fire Museum. Come see the 1937 Chevrolet Pumper, 1895 Ahrens Fox steamer and two centuries of fire history.
This is an unusual Friday event, the Museum is small and Saturdays are reserved for children's parties. They are not open Sundays.
BIG THANKS TO MELISSA GREENBERG FOR SUGGESTING THIS LOCATION!
Group Limited to 25 Photographers
Due to the venue size, group size is being limited to 25 people. Flash is ok, but no tripods. If enough people join the waiting list, we have been invited to do a 2nd group in the afternoon. Our visit will be from 10am to 12 noon (or so).
About the Museum
Downstairs there are treasured Antique Apparatus exhibits such as a 1937 Chevrolet pumper, 1895 Ahrens Fox horse-drawn steamer, a 19th century hand powered pumper, and 1938 REO fire truck.
Upstairs is a restored Watch House and The Hopkins Collection, a prize collection of eighteenth to twentieth-century fire service artifacts. The Locker Room has been converted into a decade-by-decade exhibit of artifacts of American History.
Entry and Parking
This is a pay-at-the-door event:
Avoid a long wait by bringing your entry fee in cash, please.
Parking Access: There is no designated parking lot for Museum visitors, however parking is available along Milam and Hadley Streets during regular Museum hours. If arriving by bus, the driver may drop-off and pick-up in our private drive designated "Bus Parking Only."
Special Note From The Museum
No food or drinks are allowed. Flash and photography is ok, but no tripods. Because of the sensitive condition and age of the artifacts at the Museum, hands-on activities are only allowed on certain exhibits or in certain areas marked by hands-on activity signage. Advise children that museums are places where quiet voices are appropriate, running is discouraged.