Key West Firehouse Museum, Key West

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The Key West Firehouse Museum located on the corner of Grinnell and Virginia St. is home to many displays pertaining to the history of firefighting in the Florida Keys. Highlights include a 1929 American LaFrance Fire Truck, one of the only indoor coal pits known to exist in the United States, an operational fire alarm system with neighborhood boxes and ticker tape machine dated back to the early 1900's, and a piece of steel from the North Tower of the World Trade Center presented to the museum on the 10th anniversary of that tragic event by members of the FDNY.
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  • Went to the Firehouse museum this trip to KW and loved it. The guide, a retired chief (wish I could remember his name) was spectacular. You could tell he loved the dept, the history and island from hi...  more »
  • A neat look at the history of the fire service in Key West. The old firehouse is filled with numerous relics and staffed by retired firefighters. Plan a couple hours, it a neat visit.  more »
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  • Mixed feelings on this one...one gentleman was very nice and would tell us the kids could play or touch something then another guy would yell at them to stop. This happened multiple times. I would not recommend this place if you have kids. Which is so sad since my 4 yo loves everything fireman.
  • The historical references and collections are impressive and interesting. I truly enjoyed the stories provided by Mr. Alex Vega who spent his career as a firefighter in Key West! We would not have known about the museum if my father-in-law did not know Alex from their childhood, but my family and I are truly grateful he did because it was a great experience!

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