Located at:
344 Congress Street,
Boston, MA 02210.


The Boston Fire Museum is located in the former Engine Company 31 Firehouse in the West End neighborhood of Boston, Massachusetts. The building, which was built in 1865, is one of the oldest surviving firehouses in the city. The museum's exhibits tell the history of firefighting in Boston and the development of firefighting equipment and technology.

The museum features a collection of vintage firefighting equipment, including hand-drawn and horse-drawn fire engines, firefighting tools and uniforms, and a restored ladder truck. It also includes interactive exhibits that allow visitors to experience what it was like to fight a fire in the 19th century and learn about the bravery of Boston's firefighters throughout history.

Exhibits of antique fire trucks and equipment. Some of the trucks include an American LaFrance Ladder Truck, circa 1860, a hand-drawn, hand-operated Button pumper "Columbia", from 1863, two Front Wheel Drive (formerly horse-drawn) Amoskeag steam pumpers, from 1882 and 1896 and a fully restored 1945 Ward LaFrance pumper (Engine 54)

The museum also pays tribute to the events of September 11, 2001, with a memorial dedicated to the 343 firefighters who died while responding to the terrorist attacks on the World Trade Center.

The Boston Fire Museum aims to educate the public about the important role that firefighters play in the community, and to preserve the history of firefighting for future generations. Visitors can take a self-guided tour or join a guided tour of the museum and firehouse. The guided tour provides a look into the daily operations of a 19th century firehouse and an opportunity to learn about the history of firefighting in Boston.

Photo by Eric Boyer, copyright 2004

The Boston Fire Museum is open to the public every Saturday from 11AM to 4PM. Admission is generally free and donations are welcomed.

If you have a child that loves fire trucks, they also host birthday parties!


For more information call (617) 482-1344.

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