© The San Diego Firehouse Museum 2008-2010


The San Diego Firehouse Museum is located in the Little Italy section of downtown San Diego.  Inside the museum, visitors will see firefighting memorabilia dating back 100 years.  Everything from fire buckets to early firefighting apparatus is on display.  Admission is $3 for adults and $2 for children/seniors.  There is a gift shop with firefighting apparel for sale.  Credit cards, cash and checks are all accepted.  The museum is also available for private rental.  Please contact us at (619)232-3473 with any questions.

San Diego Firehouse Museum - Founded 1962
1572 Columbia St,
San Diego, CA 92101

The Firehouse Museum has a dirt parking lot that accommodates approximately 8 cars. There is additional metered parking until 6pm on Columbia St

Handicap parking is located on Cedar St., just north of the museum.

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




The Firehouse Museum is available to rent for your private party.  We accommodate everything from retirements to children's birthday parties.  Please contact the Executive Director for rates and availability.



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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