What We Do

The Cincinnati Fire Museum, in conjunction with the Cincinnati Fire Department, operates a world-class fire safety education program designed to teach participants how to prevent fires within the home and how to protect themselves and escape should a fire occur.  The Museum presents a simulated fire event in a mock home environment. Educators lead a tour and discussion through various rooms in a mock home. In each room, various fire and burn hazards are demonstrated and explanations are offered as to how each can cause a fire and what can be done to prevent it.

The tour takes approximately 60 minutes and is appropriate for all ages. The Museum offers guided tours for groups with advance reservations only.

Admission rates are:

Adults: $10
Seniors (65+): $9
Children (7–17): $8
Children (2-6): $5

Email us at info@cincyfiremuseum.com to book a tour for groups larger than 10.

In 1853, the first paid professional fire department in the United States was founded in Cincinnati and it changed American firefighting forever.

Listed on the National Historic Registry, the Cincinnati Fire Museum celebrates our city’s proud history and allows you to experience what it was like to work in the busiest Cincinnati firehouse in 1906. You and your family will see some of the oldest firefighting equipment in existence when visiting the Cincinnati Fire Museum.


The Museum has the most comprehensive firefighting history in the United States.

The Cincinnati Fire Museum is fun for the whole family!

Bring your kids so they can:
• Visit our Safe House and learn life saving fire safety skills.
• Slide down our real firehouse pole!
• See what real firefighters look like wearing their protective gear.
• Run the lights and sirens in our E-One Pumper Cab!
• Witness some of the oldest examples of firefighting equipment in existence.
• Try on a real firefighter uniform.
• Read firefighter related children’s books.
• Exercise your imagination while playing with our toy fire station and vehicles.


The Museum houses one of the best collections of firefighting artifacts in the United States.

• Leather fire buckets
• Volunteer Era Parade Helmets
• The 1808 Fire Alarm Drum
• The 1816 Hunneman Fire Engine
• The Aurora, an 1884 Ahrens Fox Steam Fire Engine
• Cincinnati Fire Department Engine 13, a 1917 Ahrens Fox Piston Pumper
• The 1958 Northern Hills Fire Engine, the last Ahrens Fox Pumper produced