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Schools, day camps, adult groups, senior groups, and any other groups are invited to experience history and fire-safety education in our restored firehouse by taking a tour. The Fire Museum of Greater Cincinnati is happy to host a tour for your group of 10 or more visitors. You may choose to have your tour led by a trained museum guide, or choose to browse the museum in a self-guided tour. Tours led by a trained museum guide begin at 10 a.m. and at 1 p.m. Other times are available by request. Call (513) 621-5553 for reservations and details.

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Museum Hours & Admission Rates

Tuesdays  through Saturdays   10AM to 4PM


 Admission Rates:

Individual Prices: Adults: $8 Seniors: (62+): $6 Children: (7–17): $6

Children: (6 and younger): FREE (with admission of an adult or senior) 

Group Rates for 10 or more by request.  

(513) 621-5553




Membership Benefits

By becoming an official member of the Fire Museum of Greater Cincinnati, you are helping to benefit the museum. Proceeds from your membership go toward maintaining our building and sustaining our ongoing operations. Fire Museum of Greater Cincinnati membership benefits include free admission for you and others, invitations to all special events, and a 10 percent discount in the gift shop and for hosting parties. Call (513) 621-5553 for more details.

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Throughout the year, the Fire Museum of Greater Cincinnati delivers unique events designed to celebrate the firefighting community. The spirit and reach doesn't stop with our collection. Whether you enjoy dancing the night away, sampling  chili, or riding through Cincinnati on a motorcycle with 300 of your closest friends, the Fire Museum of Greater Cincinnati has an event for you!

The Fire Museum of Greater Cincinnati is also the hottest location in Cincinnati for unique birthday parties, meetings, and once-in-a-lifetime special events. Contact us today to start planning the event that will live up to everyone's expectations.


 2015 Events

6th Annual National Heritage Fire Muster
Saturday, June 6th, 2015

The Gwen Mooney Funeral Homes and
Historic Spring Grove Cemetery and Arboretum
4389 Spring Grove Avenue / Cincinnati, OH 45223


Be a part of YOUR Fire Community
Special Activities include:
Vintage and contemporary Fire Apparatus displays
Miles Greenwood Historical Fire Apparatus Society
Pumping demonstrations - see what those old pumpers can do!
Fire paraphernalia ‘flea market’ exhibits

Cemetery Tram Tours of Fire Industry Pioneers including Chris Ahrens, Charles Fox, and Miles Greenwood amongst the cemetery’s rich fire heritage

FREE Admission and Parking


 More Info:


Fire Museum of Greater Cincinnati 
Movie Night - The Original
"Night Out At the Museum"

CANCELLED due to inclement weather  

Friday, Feb. 20, 2015

Doors Open @ 6:30pm Movie @ 7:00pm 
Drinks & Popcorn available for purchase
$3 per person & includes admission to the museum


Recommended ages 7+. Children must be accompanied by an adult 

Call Alice at (513) 621-5553


Lego Fire Safety Day

Saturday February 7th, 2015

11am to 2pm (sessions every hour)

Come to the museum for a fun filled day of Lego Fire Safety. Young ones will build exiciting Lego fire scenes, tour the safe house and learn about firefighting and how to stay safe. Sessions will be start on the hour and space is limited, so call soon to reserve your spot.  

Call Alice at (513)621-5553





 2014 Past Events

5TH Annual National Heritage Muster

 Saturday, June 7th,  2014 10A-4P


The Gwen Mooney Funeral Homes and 

Historic Spring Grove Cemetery and Arboretum

4389 Spring Grove Avenue / Cincinnati, OH 45223


Be a part of YOUR Fire Community 

Special Activities include:
Vintage and contemporary Fire Apparatus displays
Pumping demonstrations - see what those old pumpers can do!
Fire Safe House demonstrations
Fire paraphernalia ‘flea market’ exhibits
Cemetery Tram Tours of Fire Industry Pioneers
Including Chris Ahrens, Charles Fox, and Miles Greenwood amongst the cemetery’s rich fire heritage
Hot off the Grill sandwiches
 (donations accepted)

FREE Admission and Parking

For more than 150 years, firefighters across the United States have "mustered", or gathered to show off their firefighting equipment, preserve fire service history, and promote fire safety.  In celebration of this grand American tradition, antique fire truck collectors and active fire departments from the tri-state and across the nation are gearing up for this event.   

Proceeds from the event will benefit the 

Fire Museum of Greater Cincinnati

For further information or to register for this event, please contact Gwen Mooney (513) 853-1031



Fire Museum of Greater Cincinnati


IAFF 52nd Convention

July 14-18, 2014 


 Welcome IAFF Attendees! 

Join us for an Open House~FREE admission for all Attendees 

Directions from Duke Energy Convention Center (1/2 mile walk)

From corner of Elm St. & W 5th St. travel 5 blocks North on Elm St.        (.4 mile)

Take a Left @ W. Court St. (.1 mile)





 Fire Museum of Greater Cincinnati

  Inviting all Cornhole Competitors & Enthusiasts


"Fire in the Hole" 

Corn Hole Tournament  

Saturday, Aug. 2nd  2014      

4 pm Registration - First Bag Thrown @ 5 pm

 Location: Dew Drop Inn

8956 Harrison Pike

Blue Jay, Ohio

(20 min. from Fire Museum)


$50 Entry Fee Per Team 

(Includes entry to tournament)

And $10 in Food/Beverage Tickets




 All proceeds benefit The Fire Museum of Greater Ciincinnati 




Saturday, September 6, 2014

Registration $20 for the Memorial Ride starts at 9:00am at Quaker Steak & Lube in Milford

Ride leaves promptly at 11:00am

with pre-ride ceremony beginning at 10:45

Join us Saturday, September 6th at Quaker Steak & Lube, Milford (Cincinnati) 590 Chamber Drive Milford, OH 45150

Begin your day at Quaker Steak & Lube for the start of the 11th Annual Memorial Ride “A Ride to Remember”.  Over 200 motorcycles will line-up for the start of this magnificent ride with an opening ceremony you won’t want to miss.  During the ceremony you’ll have the opportunity to view our World Trade Center Steel display and honor first responders.  The ride will finish at Harley Davidson of Cincinnati (1799 Tennessee Avenue, Cincinnati, OH 45229) where some of your favorite bands will be playing, fluids flowing and the grill is sure to be hot with some of Cincinnati's favorite eats.





Thursday- October 2, 2014

Proceeds from this year’s outing will benefit the Fire Museum

Fire Safety Education programs and help preserve your rich history



3 Aston Oaks Dr., North Bend, Ohio 45052

$85 per person  - includes 18 holes/cart, lunch & dinner, drink tickets, 9am registration, 4-person team scramble (no flights), Split the pot & on-course games, Prizes for top 3 team finishers, hole prizes and Skins

Make checks payable to Fire Museum of Greater Cincinnati (FMGC) and send to LOCAL 48 address below with foursome information.  You may also contact the Fire Museum at 513-621-5553 to make payment by credit card.  Foursome information and entry fees are due by 9/22/14.  Collared shirt and soft spikes required at Aston Oaks

Various sponsorships available including hole sponsors.  Show some company and house pride by having your house be a sponsor!  This is also a great opportunity to advertise your services!  Call Tom Donovan (513) 241-3541 for details.

Call the Union Office to sign up.  Questions and or comments can be directed to: Tom Donovan, Cincinnati Fire Department 513-241-3541 or Bill "Gumby" Donovan @  the Fire Museum 513-470-0264





PHONE (513) 241-3541 FAX (513) 241-7493


Fire Museum of Greater Cincinnati

The only Cincinnati museum that helps save lives!



City of Cincinnati fire department open house
 & Fire Museum of Greater Cincinnati  
Fire Prevention
Saturday, Oct. 11, 2014


The Cincinnati Fire Museum located at 315 W. Court St. will also have activities from 10am-4pm in conjunction with the Fire Department’s open house. 
Receive 1/2 OFF ADMISSION. Adults $8, Seniors (65+) $7, Children (7+) $5, Children under 6 Free with paying adult.
Sign-Up for Lego®  Fire Education activities & receive FREE item.
Times Vary/Space is limited) Call Alice 513- 621-5553
In addition, firefighters will provide special tours through the Cincinnati Fire Safety House.



Halloween Fire Spooktacular Event

 Please Join Us!
Wednesday Oct. 29, 2014
 The Cincinnati Fire Museum located at 315 W. Court St. will host their Halloween Fire Spooktacular.
ABOUT: The Fire Spooktacular is a fun filled Halloween event for all ages. The museum will be hosting both a daytime and evening event. The daytime will be a fun event for the younger children and the evening will be a fun-scary event for the slightly older. Children will come to the museum in costume and engage in various activity stations as they explore the world of fire fighting. They will receive their passport to explore the museum. They travel throughout the museum completing various fun activities and completing their passport. Activities will include crafts, games, fire safe house, searches, stories, costume contests, photo booth and other fun. Once they complete their passport, they will receive a "goody bag" to take with them.
WHEN: Wednesday Oct. 29th
TIME: The daytime session will run from 10:00 am until 1:00 pm, the evening session will be from 6:00 pm until 8:00 pm.
COST: Cost is only $4 per child and adults are free with a paid child admission. (up to 2 adults per child. Adults will not be admitted with out a child)
Call 513- 621-5553 for details.


 Purchase your tickets Now!

The Rusty Ball
Duke Energy Convention Center 
November 8, 2014
Hosted by The Spirit of Cincinnatus and The Rusty Griswolds, The Rusty Ball is Cincinnati’s premier collaborative fundraiser. Begun in November 2008, the event has generated $1,915,286 in support of 333 charitable organizations throughout the region. Imagine 4,000+ attendees coming together, each supporting their charity of choice from among our beneficiaries, helping to raise dollars that stay in our community. It doesn't get much sweeter than that!
On Sale 9/6/14- Please visit the following link for ticket & sponsorship info:
Please consider Sponsorship in honor of the Fire Museum of Greater Cincinnati