Hall of Flame Fire Museum
One of the most interesting museums in all of Phoenix, the Hall of Flame Fire Museum, awaits your group next in Papago Park!
The National Historical Fire Foundation is dedicated to the historical presentation of firefighting equipment used throughout the years around the world. The foundation is dedicated to fire safety education, recognition of firefighters who have fallen, and the collection, presentation, and exhibition of fire fighting-related objects. The collection was originally a private collection of George F. Getz Jr., who opened the museum originally in 1961 in Wisconsin. In 1974 the museum opened here in Papago Park, quickly growing from a single showcase gallery to 5 full exhibit galleries, a store, a theater, a hall of heroes, a restoration shop, and more!
Inside you will see fire engines from 1725 to 1969, with over 130 wheeled objects and thousands of smaller objects comprising the impressive collection. There are over 70,000 square feet of space here, 35,000 of which are dedicated to the exhibition. Exhibits throughout the museum will show you various objects related to firefighting such as fire apparatus, art, uniforms, equipment, alarms, and so much more. There are hands-on exhibits for the kiddos, as well as more somber, adult-geared ones related to the more tragic side of the job scattered throughout. Visit the Hall of Heroes to learn about firefighters who have earned the award for national heroism, or who were tragically killed in the line of duty.
There are plenty of special tours, educational programs, community events, and fire safety outreach programs available at the museum, so be sure to check and see all that is going on during your visit. Take part in a Storytime Tour, School Tour, Adult/Senior Tour, or perhaps a workshop such as the Wet N Wild Workshop or Junior Firefighters Workshop. There is plenty to see, do, and learn within the Hall of Flame Fire Museum, this attraction perfect for groups of all ages.