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Fire Museum of Maryland

1301 York Road, Lutherville, MD 21093
+1 410-321-7500
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Grandson's visit to fire museum

It was Saturday morning, and the museum was open with the added attraction that a number of the... read more

Reviewed 11 September 2017
Mitchell F
Highly Recommended

This is a fabulous museum, staffed with personnel who know what they are talking about. Questions... read more

Reviewed 15 August 2017
Bill P
Atlanta, Georgia
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Learn all about the history of fire fighting by viewing more than 40 pieces of apparatus dating from 1806 through 1954. New this May: Five eras of Alarm Offices from 1880 to 2010, featuring working telegraph and alarm systems, emergency telephone and computer stations, all demonstrable set in offices for each era. Children can dress up in fire gear and climb on a 1938 Mack Pumping Engine. Visitors can walk through a reconstructed 1871 Firehouse and pull an alarm box and see the call go in and be sent out over one of four Telegraph Alarm Office, 1870 to 2000. OPEN SATURDAYS, 10 to 4 pm, except Christmas and New Years.
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Reviewed 11 September 2017

It was Saturday morning, and the museum was open with the added attraction that a number of the local fire departments had brought their retired but still operational equipment to the museum parking lot. There had to be at least 15 trucks from giant ladder...More

Thank Mitchell F
Reviewed 15 August 2017

This is a fabulous museum, staffed with personnel who know what they are talking about. Questions are answered correctly and professionally. Hand drawn apparatus from the early 1800s to horse drawn steam pumpers, to ladder trucks, etc,, it's there. How the alarms were dispatched before...More

1  Thank Bill P
Reviewed 14 May 2017

I was traveling from Fort McHenry to Stewartstown, Pennsylvania, but I needed to kill some time. I saw this museum and decided to check this out. It is just a museum. Be advised that if you enjoy typical junk filled museums, then the Fire Museum...More

Thank JohnBCowgill
Reviewed 5 March 2017

If you enjoy things past and present you will enjoy seeing this place. They have much equipment that you have never seen. It is a very interesting place.

Thank patriciagH95MQ
Reviewed 19 February 2017

My wife and I took our two sons to this museum and they had fun. When we went there, we were greeted by a nice gentleman and gave us a short introduction and offered assistance if we have any question. There's some interactive displays and...More

1  Thank NDGM90
Reviewed 13 November 2016 via mobile

Went with my son and grandkids (1-3). They enjoyed the discovery room the best, where they could sit in a fire truck. Adults found displays and history of major fires very interesting and informative. My granddaughter got to set off an alarm in the alarm...More

Thank organizedplanner
Reviewed 24 September 2016 via mobile

This a small museum suitable for all ages. It is an enjoyable learning experience for children and adults. If you have young children I would recommend going to the interactive children's area last because they won't want to leave! The staff was friendly and helpful....More

Thank Laura G
Reviewed 8 September 2016

Was leaving Baltimore vacation & was suggested to go here (Babe Ruth Museum), I would give this place a 5 star if they had included something for the 9-11 fire dept/rescue as they should! The place was not far off the Hwy behind a building,...More

Thank club212rookie
Reviewed 22 August 2016

I have been to many fire museums. The Fire Museum of Maryland is the best. It is educational and fun. As someone who knows way too much about fire trucks I still learned things during my visits. The collection is very comprehensive and exhibited and...More

Thank Anthony B
Reviewed 9 July 2016 via mobile

The Fire Museum had an excellent historical representation of the history of fire fighting with vintage equipment from each era. It is appropriate for all ages. There is an awesome play area with a life size fire truck and lots of boots, coats, and fire...More

Thank Lori M
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