The Austin Fire Museum is located in the Central Fire Station No. 1, which was built in the 1930s and is still a functioning station. Ladder 1, Engine 1, and Engine 50 all call this building home. The museum features several items on display, including antique equipment dating to the 1870s, uniforms, and memorabilia from the state's first African American fire fighters. It is open on the weekend from 12-5 and during the week by appointment.


  • The Austin Fire Museum is housed in the Central Station No. 1, Austin's busiest station.
    The Austin Fire Museum is housed in the Central Station No. 1, Austin's busiest station.
"About the AFD Museum."  Austin Firefighters Association. Accessed June 26, 2017. http://www.iafflocal975.org/index.cfm?Section=8&pagenum=173.

"Austin Fire Department: Volunteers to Professional Fire Fighters." City of Austin. Accessed June 26, 20177. http://www.austintexas.gov/department/austin-fire-museum.

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