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Address: 5261 W Wilson St, Banning, CA 92220-3207
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+1 951-260-9434
10:00 - 16:30
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Thu - Sat 10:00 - 16:30

Fire Memories Museum is a 501 (c) 3, non-profit in California and has been...

Fire Memories Museum is a 501 (c) 3, non-profit in California and has been since 1998. The mission is "to maintain properly, the art and artifacts of the collection, to preserve the history and heritage of firefighting, to serve as a memorial to those who have dedicated their lives to the fire and emergency services and to educate the public in fire safety and prevention". Within the museum there is an education center,a "hands on learning and exploring" area where children and adults can experience the historical apparatus and equipment that brings a sense of pride to this career. Fire Memories Museum was created to celebrate the history of firefighting and it contains more than two-thousand, two-hundred (2200) historical fire related and/or memorabilia items. Some items date back to the 1700’s.

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Unfortunately this great museum will no longer be open due to a lack of funds. It was dedicated to the fire service for the great work they provide in our... read more

Reviewed 29 August 2016
Riverside County
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Riverside County
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Reviewed 29 August 2016 via mobile

Unfortunately this great museum will no longer be open due to a lack of funds. It was dedicated to the fire service for the great work they provide in our communities.

Thank JRR132
Yucaipa, California
2 reviews
Reviewed 22 January 2016 via mobile

This place is small but amazing. The guy at the front gave us a personal tour. We spent over an hour on a tour that was both interesting and informative. If you are not interested in a tour, you are also free to just roam around looking at all the history packed into this little converted fire house.

Thank poconn4732
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3 attraction reviews
Reviewed 1 July 2015

Stop on by for a tour. Everyone there are volunteers and likes to show you around. They have fundraisers (pancake breakfast) in the spring and fall. Yum.

Thank Joan G
Rhinelander, Wisconsin
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218 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 92 helpful votes
Reviewed 5 February 2015

I can't give it a rating because it's only open a few days a week! Hello! If you want tourists to visit your city and museum, it's got to be open!

1 Thank IngaMari
Indio, California
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 121 helpful votes
Reviewed 10 August 2014

Went by to see what it was and it is FANTASTIC. If you want to know about fire engines, firefighters, equipment and history GO TO THIS MUSEUM. The building is a firehouse and has lots of rooms of exhibits, fire trucks, hand pumpers, bottles, uniforms, hats, badges, shields etc. There are items from all over to see. They have a... More 

1 Thank Jim K
las vegas
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 August 2014

Excellent things to view for adults and children. Lots of great history. The kids can climb on the old engines. Great interaction for everyone.

1 Thank anywherebutvegas
Banning, California
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4 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 9 February 2012

If you like old fire equipment and trucks this is the place to go. A pleasant surprise in such a small town.

1 Thank midget21
Anderson, California, United States
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 31 January 2012

Fun to see all the old equipment that firemen had to use. No wonder towns burned down!! As a retired firefighter it is amazing to see so much of America's history in one location. Well worth the admission, check out the museum on one of their regularly scheduled days. The volunteers do a GREAT job!!

2 Thank Larry B

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