The Museum Will Be Closed On Monday, October 2nd

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A Premier Interactive Fire Museum Located In The Legendary Fire Engine House No. 1

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Memphis Fire Department Education Specialists are on duty at all times to discuss fire safety with visitors.


There are lots of exciting Fire & Rescue related products in our gift shop, everything from jewelry, to toys to t-shirts. Please feel free to browse through our store and see all the many products we have to offer.


Have your next celebration or business meeting at the Fire Museum of Memphis. Whether you are looking for the hottest venue to host your child’s birthday party, a business seminar or wedding reception, the Fire Museum of Memphis is the place to hold your event.


You can help support the Museum to fulfill its dual mission of teaching fire and life safety to over 12,000 area students a year and preserving the rich history of the Memphis Fire Department.

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The Fire Museum is located in the renovated Fire Engine House #1 at 118 Adams Avenue in Downtown Memphis.


Monday– Saturday: 9:00 am to 4:30 pm**

Sundays: Closed with the exception of pre-booked private birthday parties.

*Closed New Year’s Day, MLK Day, President's Day, Good Friday, Memorial Day, July 4th, Labor Day, Veteran's Day, Thanksgiving and the day after, Christmas Eve and Day.

** There will be no admittance to the museum later than 3:45 p.m. This ensures that you have enough time to see at least the majority of the museum. We realize that this may be inconvenient for some and it may make some visitors less than happy with the museum. However, we want to make sure that our visitors have the best experience possible when visiting the museum. We also want to make sure that our staff has adequate time to properly close down the museum at the end of the day. We appreciate your cooperation in this matter.

Admission Prices

Adult: $10.00

Student (13-17): $9.00

Children (3-12): $8.00

Children 2 and Under: FREE (Does Not Apply To Birthday Parties, Tours, Fundraisers, or Special Events)

Seniors: 60 & Over (with ID) $9.00

Group Tours: Minimum 10
(Must be scheduled in advance): $5.00

Family Pack: $34.00 for up to 4 family members (2 Adults/2 Children)
*All prices subject to change without notice.

Directions & Parking

From East Memphis/Cordova/Bartlett: Take I-40 West towards Memphis. Take the I-40 West exit (10B) towards Little Rock. Take the Second Street exit (1A) towards Third Street and then turn right on to Adams Avenue. Museum will be on the right.

From North Memphis, Millington: Take US-51 towards Memphis. Turn right onto Pear Avenue. Turn left onto North Second Street and the right onto Adams Avenue. Museum will be on the right.

From Mississippi: Take I-40 East towards Memphis. Keep right to take I-240 North (Exit 6B) toward Little Rock. Take the I-40 West exit (31B) towards Little Rock. Take the Second Street exit (1A) towards Third Street then turn right onto Adams Avenue. Museum will be on the left.

From Arkansas: Take I-40 East towards Memphis/Nashville. Take the Front Street/Riverside Drive exit (1) and keep left to take the Front Street North/Front Street South Ramp. Turn Right onto North Front Street and then turn left onto Adams Avenue. Museum will be on left.

There is limited street parking on Adams. The Museum does not, however, validate parking. Parking on Adams is regulated by parking meters, Monday through Friday, and free on the weekends.

Volunteer Information

The Fire Museum of Memphis offers various ways to volunteer. From retired firefighters to fans of firefighters, we will always welcome the help.


1) Special Events
2) Clerical
3) Volunteer Tour Guides (Current and Retired Firefighters only-at this time)
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1) Complete a Volunteer Application
2) Attend a New Volunteer Orientation Session
3) Commit to your initial volunteer assignment
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1) The opportunity to give back to your community and to be involved in the ongoing mission of the Museum
2) 10% discount in the Museum Gift Shop
3) Earn volunteer hours for job and college entrance applications and to meet high school service hours requirements
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While you're here, Get out and explore other downtown Memphis attractions located nearby! We have put together a list of places you might find interesting.

We need your support

The Fire Museum of Memphis exists to educate and entertain our visitors in order to save lives, as well as collect and preserve the history and cultural heritage of the fire service. You can support the museum by helping us fulfill our mission/vision of saving lives through “edutainment” and preserving the rich history our fire services has provided us.
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