Hall of Flame Museum of Firefighting

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Basic Information

Address: 6101 E Van Buren Street, Phoenix, AZ 85008
Phone Number: 16022753473
Director: Chuck Montgomery

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Hall of Flame Museum of Firefighting
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Additional Information

Days and Hours: Tue-Sat. 10am-6pm; Mondays by Appointment Only

The Hall of Flame Museum of Firefighting is the LARGEST fire history museum in the world! We have over 35,000 sq. feet of exhibit space displaying vehicles and equipment that represent almost 300 years of history.

From the Colonial period, where firefighting was viewed as a civic responsibility, to modern times and the invaluable service firefighters provide in times of devastating tragedy - the Hall of Flame covers it all.

As you explore the galleries, you can learn about the engineering and technology involved in making fire engines, you can admire the works of art that most of these historical vehicles are, and in our National Hall of Heroes, you can learn about the many firefighters who have given their lives in service to others.

Grade Levels:
Group Type: School groups, Homeschool groups, Families
Disabled Access:

Wheelchair accessible

Program Type:


  • Storytime
  • Fire Safety Tips
  • Milo & Moxie's Make a Plan

1st - 2nd Grade

  • History of Firefighting
  • Firefighting Technology
  • Fire Safety-Principles
  • Fire Safety-Role Play
Admission/Tickets: Fieldtrip special pricing is available. Contact the museum for more information.
Food: The museum does not sell food or beverages. We encourage school groups to have students bring their own lunches, which they may eat at the museum's outdoor facilities.
Length of Visit: Educational programs vary in duration from 1 - 3 hrs.
Student/Staff Ratio: 1/10
Max. Group Number: 30; arrangements can be made at time of reservation if your group is larger
Group Requirements: A minimum of eight (8) persons is required to receive special rate.
Return Policy: You can change or cancel your educational program reservation up until 24 hours before your visit without penalty.
Exhibits: We have four primary galleries that showcase vehicles and other ephemera in general chronological order from Colonial times up to the modern 21st century. We also have a small theater where visitors can watch videos about the founding of the museum, how modern-day firetrucks are manufactured, and additional content that rotates throughout the year. Our Children's Safety House and Play area incorporates fun and entertaining ways to explain fire safety to small children, while allowing them room to explore their imaginations.
Gift Shop/Factory Outlet: Some merchandise sold on site
Amenities: Limited parking (40 spaces) is available in gated parking around the side of the museum building.
Reservations Needed: Reservations for Private Tours and Educational Programs can be made at any time by calling the museum. Please schedule at least 2 weeks in advance.
Nearby Attractions: Phoenix Zoo, Phoenix Botanical Gardens, Phoenix Municipal Stadium, Papago Park
Mission Statement:

Our goals are simple while also deeply personal:
1. Educate children and adults alike on the importance of incorporating fire safety into everyday living.
2. Preserve the important scientific, technological, engineering, and artistic tools and ephemera pertaining to firefighting as a profession.
3. Remember and honor all those who have sacrificed theirs lives in the line of duty.


Jerry Groves
January 2024 - Five stars

Oh my gosh what a fun Expirence, my father me and my son went. Aging 62-1 we had a blast. The gentlemen there loved the knowledge they have gained over their lifetime and were not shy to pass on the history. We absolutely loved this museum and will surely return. 10/10

Vicki B.
November 2023 - Five stars
What an absolutely FANTASTIC museum!!! Every time I visit Phoenix I make sure to visit as many of the museums as I can, and this gem has definitely become my favourite!

So friendly and welcoming, and so much knowledge! Their staff and volunteers clearly absolutely love the museum and being there and it showed. One docent saw me wandering through the exhibits a few times and would come over and show how certain of the fire trucks would have worked and explained how they operated. He is an absolute credit to your museum. Thank you for making my visit such a great one!

The exhibits are fascinating. It's amazing to see how it started with people power, to the modern day fire trucks. Some of those carriages were so intricate and detailed, I was definitely not expecting them to have looked liked that.

It was so emotional seeing the engine that was present at 9-11. I was incredibly moved by that section of the museum, and the team have done such a fantastic job with the restoration.

I cannot recommend the Hall of Flame highly enough. From the incredible exhibitions to the wonderful volunteers working there. There is also an area for children to play which I'm sure they love! I would 100% visit again!

Sterling Grogg
November 2023 - Five stars

I really enjoy this hidden gem. It's got ac, isn't crazy expensive and offers a deep history on a very niche topic that you're unlikely to find elsewhere. The staff are attentive and educational for any questions.

I've been twice now with kids ages 4-13 and while the 13yr olds interest are waining he finds the historical story telling interesting. Even some interactive trucks and kids areas for younger ones.

Tons of fire trucks, tons of history behind firefighting, their techniques and tools. Homage to those fallen in the line of duty. Specific remembrance for those at ground zero. Additionally details and vehicles from the Hot Shots who lost their lives.

Once again highly recommend.

Pat Biancardi
July 2023 - Five stars
So many cool firetruck! Great place for kids. They can climb on a truck, dress like a firefighter, go into a playhouse, and learn about fire safety. Adults will enjoy seeing the evolution of firetrucks from the 1700's till now.

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Additional Information:

To book an education program, please email our Curator of Education Mark Moorhead at markmoorhead@hallofflame.org