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Key West Firehouse Museum

1024 Grinnell St, Key West, FL 33040-3204
+1 305-849-0678
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Firefighter and Family Must See

Great visit with the Chief today! Whether you’re in the fire service or not, you need to visit this... read more

Reviewed 2 days ago
David N
via mobile
Firefighters and civilians

I went with three other firefighters while on a cruise and had a great time. It was very enjoyable... read more

Reviewed 10 August 2017
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A museum dedicated to the history of fire fighting in the Florida Keys
  • Excellent84%
  • Very good11%
  • Average5%
  • Poor0%
  • Terrible0%
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“personal tour” (13 reviews)
“fire house” (11 reviews)
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Hours Today: 10:00 AM - 3:00 PM
1024 Grinnell St, Key West, FL 33040-3204
+1 305-849-0678
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Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

Great visit with the Chief today! Whether you’re in the fire service or not, you need to visit this museum. The tour was personal and covered Key West and general fire service history. Much of which we don’t get to see much anywhere. We spent...More

Thank David N
Reviewed 10 August 2017 via mobile

I went with three other firefighters while on a cruise and had a great time. It was very enjoyable and learned a lot. The chief kept it to our level while being able to explain to anyone. I would highly recommend for anyone.

1  Thank AJ C
Reviewed 9 August 2017 via mobile

Chief Castro has poured his heart into this place. He started with the department in 1962 and became chief in the 80's. There is so much to see and it's very interesting. I lived in Key West in the 90's before this museum existed so...More

1  Thank Amy K
Reviewed 2 August 2017

The Curator was wonderful. He gave his tour and handed out fire man helmets to the kids while they pretended to drive the old engine. Lots of history.

1  Thank kathleenlh65
Reviewed 19 July 2017

What an experience. Chief Castro (KWFD, Retired) was "on duty" at the museum to share his personal knowledge and experience and bring our visit to life.....past and present. Chief Castro took us through history of both the KWFD and City. From one Firefighter to another,...More

1  Thank 1WorldTraveler9
Reviewed 18 July 2017 via mobile

I absolutely loved touring the museum. The tours are given by retired fire chiefs. Very interesting to learn how the fire service in Key West has evolved to what it is today. Definitely check this museum out.

1  Thank Tiara B
Reviewed 6 July 2017

Chief Castro has a lot of stories to tell and the firehouse contains so much history. Especially interesting for current and former firefighters. Be willing to take your time to see everything

2  Thank PatWPittsburgh
Reviewed 1 July 2017 via mobile

The Chief was an excellent tour guide he had so many great stories about first hand experiences as well as local knowledge of Key West. For anyone involved in the fire service this is a must. If you are already involved this provides you with...More

1  Thank lori k
Reviewed 22 June 2017 via mobile

My boyfriend is a firefighter and he absolutely loved the tour of the old fire station. Our tour guide was very knowledgeable for not having originated in Key West. There was so much to see, we stayed for awhile taking about everything.

1  Thank Rod9391
Reviewed 14 June 2017 via mobile

It was a great experience. The tour was led by very knowledgeable former firefighters from the island. They packed a lot of the department and island history into the old fire station 3.

1  Thank Samuel E
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