Due to increased COVID-19 restrictions, the museum is closed.
Please continue to refer to this website for the most current re-opening information.

Please email sdfirehousemuseum@sandiego.gov with any questions or concerns.

The Museum

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Founded in 1962, the Firehouse Museum occupies the former home of San Diego Fire Station No. 6, which now resides in Otay Mesa. The museum’s brick-and-mortar building in Little Italy features firefighting equipment and apparatus dating back to the late 1800s.  La Jolla's first fire engine, a horse drawn steamer and piece of steel from the World Trade Center are some of the highlighted pieces.  Firefighting's rich tradition and heritage live on in the San Diego Firehouse Museum

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become a member of the firehouse museum

Become a member of the Firehouse Museum and support the preservation of fire service history.  As a member, you receive:

• A deductible donation to a 501C3 entity.
• A Quarterly Newsletter
• Reduced hall rental rates
• Discounted pricing on museum events

In order to become a member, please download the
application , complete and mail to the Firehouse Museum. 

Any questions, please contact the
Executive Director


The San Diego Firehouse Museum is a non-profit and all donations are tax deductible. Thanks for supporting the Museum.

Civilian Membership Renewal $75

Sworn/Retired Fire Personnel Membership Renewal $35

The museum is located in the Little Italy area of downtown San Diego.
Firehouse Museum
1572 Columbia St
San Diego, CA 92101
Phone: 619-232-3473

Hours of Operation
Thursday & Friday from 10am to 2pm
Saturday & Sunday from 10am to 4pm.

Email the
Executive Director for The San Diego Firehouse Museum.

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The Firehouse Museum is available to rent for your private party.  A full functioning commercial kitchen, AV equipment and tables/chairs are included in the rental. We also accommodate everything from retirements to children's birthday parties.  Please contact the Executive Director for rates and availability.
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© 2019 The San Diego Firehouse Museum - Founded 1962
1572 Columbia St,
San Diego, CA 92101