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Fire Museum of Texas, Beaumont

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Monument · Hidden Gem · History Museum
The Fire Museum of Texas is located in a former fire station, the former Central Fire Station, in Beaumont, Texas, built in 1927. The building is a Recorded Texas Historic Landmark, and is an example of the Renaissance Revival. The building houses state-of-the-art interactive fire safety exhibits with a collection of antique fire equipment dating as early as 1856. It also has a two-story interactive playhouse for children to learn fire safety. Another feature is that "...the world's largest working fire hydrant...", a towering twenty-four (24) feet tall, is in front of the building. In addition to the fire hydrant, the museum features the State of Texas Firefighter Memorial, a 9-11 Memorial, and a Firefighter commemorative walkway.

Permanent exhibits trace history of fire fighting from bucket brigades to present practices. Several antique trucks are featured dating from 1856. Temporary exhibits can also be found at the museum.
The museum is part of a concentration of several museums in the downtown Beaumont area. It is located blocks away from the Tyrrell Historical Library, the Art Museum of Southeast Texas, the Beaumont Children's Museum (temporarily located in the Beaumont Civic Center), and the Edison Museum.

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  • My daughter wanted to see the world’s largest operating fire hydrant. So, quick detour to downtown Beaumont.  more »
  • We were very excited to visit here as my husband has been a firefighter for years and we're all very into firefighting history. The upper floor was under construction so we couldn't go up there which....  more »
  • Nice small museum showing the changes of firefighting over the years. Interesting and informative.
  • I remember coming here when i was little and coming back to it was very nice. Great place to learn about what the fire fighters are doing for us. :)

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