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Key West Firehouse Museum

1024 Grinnell St, Key West, FL 33040-3204
+1 305-849-0678
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Gem of Key West History

This museum is a collection of many different collections. The Gem is the gentlemen who give the... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
cbthies
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Houston, Texas
Fire history and Key West history shared by the Chief

Go early so you can take the tour with the retired fire chief. We learned a lot of Key West... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
C M
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Seattle, Washington
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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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“fire department” (21 reviews)
“personal tour” (14 reviews)
“fire house” (12 reviews)
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1024 Grinnell St, Key West, FL 33040-3204
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Reviewed 1 week ago

This museum is a collection of many different collections. The Gem is the gentlemen who give the tours. I learned more about key west from these guys than I had in all my visits. One of the tour guides is a retired fire chief.

Thank cbthies
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Go early so you can take the tour with the retired fire chief. We learned a lot of Key West history in addition to the history about local fires, recent and long past. We learned about the fire bells and the ingenious system that was...More

Thank C M
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Chief Castro took his time and shared his knowledge of Key West and the fire service with us including many little known facts from his active duty time. Well worth the time.

Thank floridaphoto
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

First of all the cost of the tour is $10 and there are discounts that can make it $7. The tour is conducted by former fire chiefs who worked at the station. The guides can talk forever about key west history and the history of...More

Thank DiverM
Reviewed 17 December 2017 via mobile

What a great tour! Tons of history and the firehouse is run by volunteers. Volunteers that felt like their job was not work, they loved to go like boys playing football in the rain, it never felt like work at all. I felt the Chiefs’...More

Thank Shannon P
Reviewed 3 December 2017

A 118 year old fire house,it was Key West first payed fire house and was in use till 1998. there is a 1929 ALF Pumper which was Key West first motorized apperatice.

1  Thank ladd20
Reviewed 13 November 2017

We only had a few hours in port at Key West but visiting the fire museum was our top priority and it was well worth it. They have a tremendous amount of historical items and retired firefighters run the place. We only had time for...More

1  Thank Wendy W
Reviewed 22 October 2017 via mobile

We visited the KW Firehouse museum with our 2year old son. Unlike other museums, you can touch, feel or sit on most of the exhibits, especially a 1996 Fire engine in the garden of the museum and a historic one in the museum. This, toghether...More

1  Thank cl_doc
Reviewed 18 October 2017 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

1  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
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