Key West Firehouse Museum, Key West

4.8
#10 of 26 in Museums in Key West
The Key West Firehouse Museum located on the corner of Grinnell and Virginia St. is home to many displays pertaining to the history of firefighting in the Florida Keys. Highlights include a 1929 American LaFrance Fire Truck, one of the only indoor coal pits known to exist in the United States, an operational fire alarm system with neighborhood boxes and ticker tape machine dated back to the early 1900's, and a piece of steel from the North Tower of the World Trade Center presented to the museum on the 10th anniversary of that tragic event by members of the FDNY.
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4.8
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  • Not much to say about this historical tidbit. Can be seen from tours and the free bus. Nice display of firetruck  more »
  • Great place for anyone in the fire service to appreciate the history of the business. First time I have ever seen a fire trough to clean hoses. The retiree doing the tour had a wealth of information r...  more »
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  • Mixed feelings on this one...one gentleman was very nice and would tell us the kids could play or touch something then another guy would yell at them to stop. This happened multiple times. I would not recommend this place if you have kids. Which is so sad since my 4 yo loves everything fireman.
  • The historical references and collections are impressive and interesting. I truly enjoyed the stories provided by Mr. Alex Vega who spent his career as a firefighter in Key West! We would not have known about the museum if my father-in-law did not know Alex from their childhood, but my family and I are truly grateful he did because it was a great experience!
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