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Toledo Firefighters Museum

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Address: 918 W Sylvania Ave, Toledo, OH 43612-1343
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This working fire station from the 1920s houses a vast collection of...

This working fire station from the 1920s houses a vast collection of vintage equipment, uniforms and antique fire toys. Toledo's first pumper, dating back to 1837, is on display.

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This was a recommendation by family. We stopped as they were closing for the day but we were welcomed in and given an excellent tour. I would recommend this for anyone in fire or... read more

Reviewed 29 September 2016
Doug M
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Reviewed 29 September 2016 via mobile

This was a recommendation by family. We stopped as they were closing for the day but we were welcomed in and given an excellent tour. I would recommend this for anyone in fire or publi c service and really anyone to learn about the history of the fire services. They have a killer shoulder patch collection and would suggest that... More 

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Thank Doug M
Toledo, Ohio
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Reviewed 29 September 2016

There was so much history in this place! The kids loved it and one of the men give you a tour through the place as well. I think if I was kid free I'd spend even more time there because there was so much to see and read on.

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Thank hoffman5
Toledo, Ohio
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Reviewed 23 August 2016

This is an awesome place to visit for all ages. At this time entrance is free with donation excepted. It has great displays showing the history of the Toledo Fire Department. If you have a past family member or friend that was in the department they have their history.

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1 Thank brucep328
Toledo, Ohio
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Reviewed 15 August 2016

A collection of historic fire engines and memorabilia. Free; donations accepted. Your party is met at the door by a retired firefighter, who will be your guide. Tour (at least for us) is personalized depending upon interest and ours was geared toward our grandchildren (per discussion/request). Started with *human* drawn fire engine, then horse drawn, steam, and eventually gasoline powered... More 

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1 Thank Moses33
Toledo, Ohio
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Reviewed 27 July 2016

While visiting the museum, you will be guided (or not ) through two floors of excellently displayed firefighter memorabilia. The attendants are very knowledgeable about the subject, as they are usually retired or full-time firemen.

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Thank R B
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Reviewed 24 July 2016 via mobile

The museum is pretty small so I was skeptical but it was full of neat memorabilia. Our tour was lead by a retired fireman and you could tell he was very passionate about his job. It's free to get in but we donated to the cause. Good way to spend an hour or so.

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Thank Jen P
Toledo, Ohio
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Reviewed 9 February 2016

I wanted to visit because my grandfather was a fireman. What a treat. Not only did I learn about the long and rich history of Toledo's Fire Department, but when I mentioned my grandfather was a fireman, one of the volunteer docents- who was a retired frreman- said he knew my grandfather. I was a bit skeptical, since my father... More 

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Toledo, Ohio
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Reviewed 8 February 2016 via mobile

A young kids dream , without much meat..I can't see many adults, or date nights going here. Many many many smiling young children no doubt .... pole and all

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1 Thank Sonny_circumvehor
Toledo, Ohio
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Reviewed 3 February 2016

Great place to visit and see the history of the Toledo Fire and Rescue Department Love the old fire trucks and history throughout.

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Thank Laurie C
Detroit, Michigan
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Reviewed 20 December 2015 via mobile

We got there and were offered a tour but we turned it down. We ended up with one anyways lol, and this little boy sure seemed eager to explain all the displays and seemed to really know his stuff. Everyone there was so friendly and I appreciated them even being patient once their closing time had passed. I would recommend... More 

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