{san diego} firehouse museum

March 23, 2016


A couple weekends ago, there was a big St. Patrick’s Day parade through San Diego’s Balboa Park. Although I didn’t attend the parade, I was strolling through the downtown area with a friend, and discovered several fun exhibits and activities due to increased parade foot traffic. One of these was the San Diego Firehouse Museum. I pass by this museum every day on my way to work, but have never made it in due to its limited hours on only certain days of the week. It usually costs $3 admission, but it was free on this particular Saturday, so I decided to take a look.


There were firetrucks of all shapes and sizes from many different eras. The first room to the right was trucks, like this one, which had to be drawn by horse or foot.


The middle room was more modern firetrucks with engines


There was also quite an interesting collection of firefighter hats!

I’m not sure I would have ever stepped foot into this museum otherwise, but the free admission day made for a fascinating quick walk around and free history lesson to boot!


2 Responses to “{san diego} firehouse museum”

  1. annalice said

    interesting. where exactly is this located?

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