The Fire Museum of Houston is located in the former Station #7, the city's oldest station and one that was listed on the National Register of Historic Places in 1986. The museum offers static displays of fire apparatus such as a 1912 engine and horse-drawn equipment. There are also historic displays and articles that offer a short history of each fire station from the Greater Houston area and exhibits dedicated to the history of firefighting and fire safety.


  • The museum is located in a historic fire station, built in 1899.
    The museum is located in a historic fire station, built in 1899.

The station was built in 1898 in the Romanesque Revival style. It was the first station in Houston whose firefighters where paid a salary. It remained in use as a fire station until a new one was built in 1969. The city declared that it would become a museum in 1977 however restoration efforts did not begin until 1980.

"Museum History." Fire Museum of Houston. Accessed August 2, 2014. http://www.houstonfiremuseum.org/museum-history.