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Preserving History & Tradition

5218 South Western Avenue - Chicago, Illinois

Currently the Museum is only open on the 4th Saturday of each month, excluding December. Click here to see a calendar of upcoming open houses.

Currently the Museum is only open on the 4th Saturday of each month, excluding December. Click here to see a calendar of upcoming open houses.

Welcome to the Fire Museum of Greater Chicago

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Our next open house is Saturday, September 23.

The museum is currenly only opened on the 4th Saturday of the month, except in December when we're closed for the holiday.

The hours of operation for open houses are from 10:00 A.M. until 2:00 P.M.

Click on the link below to see the Calendar of Events.


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Ken Little Library Project Nearing Completion

Click on the picture above to learn more about the Museum's latest exhibit, a 1913 Model "T" Chemical Engine.

NEWEST EXHIBIT AT THE MUSEUM!

Our Next Open House Will Be Saturday, September 23, From 10:00 - 2:00   


Academy Muster Photo Gallery is up.


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Be sure to check back here for information about our grand opening.

Click on the photograph to visit our photo gallery.

Photo By: Terry Spirek

Engine 8 is back from the painter. Now the fun job of assembly begins. Be sure to check back here to find out when this classic 1928 Seagrave will be on display at the museum.

Special thank you to S & T Automotive for towing assistance.

This year's fund raiser will be on Saturday October 7

Click here for more information.

Once again Engine 10 made an appearance in the South Side Irish Parade. It was manned by Andy O'donnell, Jack Connors, Tim Connors, and Phil Little.  Thanks to the Connor's family and Bill Sullivan for the pictures.

The Fire Museum of Greater Chicago was named one of the top seven museums - Chicago by Top 7 Travel!

Chicago is a great city and one that when the winds are going will make you want to get inside. However, what you will find is the city offers so many museums to visit it is nearly impossible to figure out which one you should be diving into. This is when you need to discover the top 7 museums in Chicago.


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  7. Fire Museum of Greater Chicago


Fire departments and firefighters are often the unsung heroes of a local community. The problem is they tend to have traditions that seemingly fade away as times or even chiefs change. However, the Fire Museum of Greater Chicago preserves those traditions with the exhibits they have for the Chicago department and the surrounding departments as well.


Please click on the Picture to access the Red Cross Page to give to the Hurricane Harvey relief fund!

HURRICANE HARVEY!