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Address: 1301 York Road, Lutherville, MD 21093
Phone Number:
+1 410-321-7500
10:00 - 16:00
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Learn all about the history of fire fighting by viewing more than 40 pieces...

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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It is avery interesting place to visit.

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.

Reviewed 5 March 2017
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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
Lutherville Timonium, Maryland
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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 we were shown the radio control room which was cool! It demonstrates how the fire... More 

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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 center which she enjoyed. A worthwhile visit. Will probably go back in a few years... More 

Thank organizedplanner
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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. Plus, you can't beat it with a Groupon.

Thank Laura G
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Reviewed 9 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, was much larger & more informative than you expect, the people there do want you... More 

Thank club212rookie
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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 interpreted very well. As a parent, and as an overgrown kid, I was very impressed... More 

Thank Anthony B
Perry, Ohio
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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 hats for dress up. My grandchildren were almost 2 and 4 and had a wonderful... More 

Thank Lori M
Baltimore, United States
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Reviewed 20 June 2016

if you at all enjoy looking at old time fire engines from many years ago, then check out the Fire Museum of Maryland, 1301 York road in Lutherville Maryland...the museum includes a possible visit with a firefighter, fire themed arts and crafts activities and lots of history...available for private parties...reach them at 410-321-7500 or firemuseummd.org

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Reviewed 1 June 2016

very interesting place filled with a lot of history and antiques and the staff is really nice there too! check it out sometime!

Thank Vanessa B
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Reviewed 20 April 2016 via mobile

It's a small but really interesting museum. They had kid friendly attractions including a discovery room with firefighters coats, hats and boots. It also had a fire engine and fire engine toys to play on. The exhibits were fascinating especially the messaging room. They show you how fires were reported before phones and 911.

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