Set in fire station #1 just off Speer Blvd., the unique Denver Firefighters Museum is housed in a beautiful 1909 firehouse and showcases a century of historical artifacts and family interactive areas that can be found by following firefighters’ bootprints.
On the main level are six themes that follow the process of fire: communicating fire (how fire has been reported over the years), firefighter’s personal protective tools and equipment (bunking gear, helmets, boots and firefighting tools); fire apparatus (hand-pulled, horse-pulled and motorized fire trucks and engines), fire suppression (methods for extinguishing fire through water and chemicals) and other duties (life safety tasks that firefighters perform and an interpretation of the history of Station No. 1.
The second level features three themes: rigorous firefighter training, Denver’s fires and living quarters at the station. Visitors learn about the large fires in Denver’s history and visit the station’s living quarters including dorm room, officers’ quarters, locker room, bathroom and family room. Temporary exhibits are also on this floor.
Denver Firefighters Museum, 1326 Tremont Pl., Denver, 303-892-1436
Monday to Saturday: Open 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.
Closed Sunday and major holidays.
Seniors (65+) & Students (w/ID): $8
Children 2-12: $6
Children 4 & under: Free
Unfortunately, the Museum does not have parking available for guests. The best parking option when visiting the museum is metered street parking. There are meters on both sides of the street throughout the immediate area that cost $1 per hour with a 2 hour limit.
For longer term parking, you may use one of the many pay parking lots within close walking distance. Their prices vary between $5-12 for daily rates. Please do not park in front of the Museum in the spots marked ‘Staff Parking Only’ as you may be ticketed and/or towed.