When I Grow Up, I Want to Be a Firefighter! Central Ohio Fire Museum

Mary Allen, REALTOR Author - Mary Allen
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Ignite your little one's passion for firefighting as you explore the Central Ohio Fire Museum. Enjoy a day filled with fun and education.

kids at Central Ohio Fire Museum

The Central Ohio Fire Museum is the place to bring your fireman fan for the afternoon. Located in the heart of downtown Columbus, this restored 1908 fire station is a whole museum about firefighting! A perfect rainy-day destination, this indoor museum has much to offer the inner firefighter in kids of every age, from 1 to 105!

With a children’s play area, “Fire Safety Way” and a burned room display, there is a ton of fun for kids, and many a great conversation starter about fire safety for parents with children, and a great reminder for adults to check on their home fire safety measures; smoke and CO detectors, fire extinguishers, and fire safety plans.

Worth the trip downtown alone on a rainy day, it can also be a great combination sunny day trip with one of the outdoor parks nearby that overlook the Scioto River. Battelle Riverfront Park and Bicentennial Park are both within walking distance!

Central Ohio Fire Museum:  I want to be a firefighter. Child in firefighter gear

2024 Central Ohio Fire Museum Schedule

Hours of Operation:

Schedule: Tuesday – Saturday, 10AM – 4PM | CLOSED on Sunday and Monday

Holiday Closure

Easter Weekend – Saturday, 3/30/2024
Memorial Day Weekend – Saturday, 5/25/2024
Fourth of July – Wednesday, 7/3/2024 and Thursday, 7/4/2024
Labor Day – Saturday, 8/31/2024
Thanksgiving – Thursday, 11/28/2024 – Saturday, 11/30/2024
Christmas – Tuesday, 12/24/2024 – Wednesday, 12/25/2024
New Year – Tuesday, 12/31/2024 and Wednesday, 1/1/2025

Free parking is available in the driveway, and street parking is metered. this museum is ADA accessible.

Central Ohio Fire Museum
260 N 4th Street
Columbus, OH 43215

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Please note, this information was correct as of the writing date, but things do happen to cause changes that we cannot predict. Contact the venue directly for up-to-the-moment information.

Photo Credits: Central Ohio Fire Museum