Fire Museum of Greater Cincinnati

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Court Street Firehouse
Fire Museum of Greater Cincinnati - rear of building
Fire Museum of Greater Cincinnati is located in Ohio
Fire Museum of Greater Cincinnati
Fire Museum of Greater Cincinnati is located in the US
Fire Museum of Greater Cincinnati
Location311 W. Court St., Cincinnati, Ohio
Coordinates39°6′19″N 84°31′10″W / 39.10528°N 84.51944°W / 39.10528; -84.51944Coordinates: 39°6′19″N 84°31′10″W / 39.10528°N 84.51944°W / 39.10528; -84.51944
Arealess than one acre
Architectural styleRenaissance
NRHP reference #74001510[1]
Added to NRHPJuly 18, 1974

The Fire Museum of Greater Cincinnati, also known as the Cincinnati Fire Museum, preserves and exhibits Greater Cincinnati, Ohio's firefighting artifacts and honors firefighters, both past and present.

Over 200 years of firefighting history is on display in the Fire Museum of Greater Cincinnati.[2] Exhibits include examples of early leather fire buckets, an 1808 fire drum, the oldest surviving fire engine in Cincinnati, and an 1836 hand pumper. The museum also features and interactive exhibit that allows visitors to experience a modern Emergency-One fire engine cab by wailing the siren, ringing the bell, and flashing the lights.

Court Street Firehouse[edit]

The fire museum is housed in the restored 1907 Court Street Firehouse at 315 West Court Street (near Plum Street in Downtown Cincinnati).[3] The firehouse was part of the Cincinnati Fire Department. The Court Street Firehouse is a registered historic building, listed in the National Register on July 18, 1974.


  1. ^ National Park Service (2009-03-13). "National Register Information System". National Register of Historic Places. National Park Service.
  2. ^ Smith, Steve; et al. (2007). "Arts & Attractions". Cincinnati USA City Guide. Cincinnati Magazine. p. 21. Retrieved 2013-05-06.
  3. ^ Zimmeth, Khristi S. (Jun 1, 2006). Insiders' Guide Fun With the Family Ohio: Hundreds of Ideas For Day Trips With The Kids. Globe Pequot. p. 131. ISBN 9780762740345. Retrieved 2013-05-09.

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