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Boston - Boston Fire Museum

344 Congress Street

The Boston Fire Museum, owned and operated by the  Boston Sparks Association, has occupied the old firehouse at 344 Congress St, Boston, since 1983. The goal of the Museum is to preserve and display fire fighting memorabilia from the Greater Boston area, educate and inform the general public on fire safety, restore and maintain the "Landmark" building we occupy, and to support the fire service in general.

The Museum Committee, which oversees the operation of the Museum, is an all-volunteer group of persons dedicated to informing friends and visitors about the history of fire fighting. Since the Boston Fire Department is one of the oldest in the nation, there is a rich tradition to salute.

The Boston Fire Museum is made-up of several parts. They are:

              Antique fire apparatus
              Fire alarm displays and artifacts
              Photo displays
              Firefighting equipment
              The architecturally significant building

 The home of our parent group, the Boston Sparks Association, is on the second floor.
 We are continually upgrading, adding and improving the exhibits in the Museum. Please take some time to look over our displays. Any member of the Museum Staff will be happy to inform you about the exhibits.



Rick Hammond

Sunday, April 29, 2018
Great little Museum we stopped into after visiting the Boston Children's Museum. Lot's of history in this beautiful building that has served the City well. Can become quite busy at times. They host Birthday Parties upstairs in the old Crew Quarters. The folks that were manning the Station were Very nice and will give a little history lesson if you ask them. They have a spot where you can donate to help keep the Museum free to the Public. They also sell Shirts, Hats, Patches and more. They also are selling "Preston Strong" Shirts to help support Lt. Glenn Preston who is battling Cancer he got while on the Job. If you are looking for something to do while visiting the City and Children's Museum, please stop in as it's just a short walk down Congress Street. Thank you for showing my Wife & Daughters a great time and for giving this Ex-Vermont Firefighter a great history lesson. May God Bless you all.

Maria McKean

Monday, April 9, 2018
Free museum with a small but pretty cool exhibition. The man who works here is awesome! I highly recommend stopping by and getting a t-shirt. The sell those for a noble cause: to support a fireman who battles cancer at the time.

Alicia Demoranville

Tuesday, Jan. 2, 2018
The men who work here are very nice. They are very knowledgeable of the history of the firehouse and fire engines and we're happy to show us around. They have a sweet dalmation that the kids love! The only downfall to the place is that it is a bit cramped, but it's just because there are apparatuses parked in there. One is an antique firetruck that the kids can sit on and pretend to drive.

Liana Kipp

Saturday, May 12, 2018
Great for kids birthday parties! So much history in a tiny place and it's free to get in!


Wednesday, April 18, 2018
Walked by on way out of the Children's Museum and checked it out. There's not a lot but my 5 year old loved it and it's free and convenient so hard to beat.

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