The Fire Museum of Texas (FMOT) is recognized as one of Texas’ best FREE places for individuals, groups and families to visit! Opened originally as the Beaumont Fire Department Historical Museum in 1984, the FMOT has been endorsed by the State Firemen’s and Fire Marshal’s Association as Texas’ official fire museum since 1986.
The FMOT is dedicated to preserving fire service history, educating people about fire & life safety and the contributions of the fire service. Housed in the Beaumont Fire Department’s 1927 Central Fire Station, the two-story, seven-bay station was recognized by the Texas Historical Commission as a historical landmark in 1983.
Fire Museum of Texas
400 Walnut @ Mulberry
Beaumont, TX 77701
Monday-Friday 8:00 a.m.-4:30 p.m.
After hours by appointment
Plan your visit to Beaumont!
Free visitor information is yours, courtesy of the Beaumont Convention & Visitors Bureau!
Explore the extensive collection of fire apparatus, including an 1856 Howe hand-drawn tub pumper with leather buckets, 1909 American LaFrance aerial ladder, 1926 American LaFrance pumper, 1931 REO Search Light Truck and more!
See the Gamewell Fire Alarm System, pull stations and communications equipment from the late 19th and early 20th centuries. Learn about early firefighting equipment, including a wide assortment of antique fire extinguishers, nozzles, pompier and ground ladders, helmets, speaking trumpets and so much more!
Ever wonder what it’s like to be a Firefighter?
Bring the kids upstairs to the Fire Safety Activity Center to learn fire and home safety information while they play. Stop, drop and roll, exit drills in the home, cooking safety, and the importance of smoke detectors are just a few of the over 30 safety lessons offered. And before you go, check out the Fire Departments of the World exhibit, showing equipment and artifacts from fire departments across the globe!
On your way out, visit the Firehouse Gift Shop for a unique reminder of your visit. Take a picture with the World’s Largest Working Fire Hydrant, 9-11 Memorial, and the State of Texas Firefighter Memorial–dedicated to all career, volunteer and industrial firefighters across Texas. Stop for a moment of silence when you view the tribute and memorial bricks lining the C.A. Shelton Plaza….then have a snack under the pavilion!
It’s always a great day at the Fire Museum of Texas!
FMOT visitors may view the collections, attractions and educational information at their own pace or schedule a guided group tour. Large self guided tours should contact the Fire Museum before visiting to ensure availability. Self-guided tour materials are available to enhance your visit. All groups of over 10 children under the age of 12 must be on a guided tour.
The FMOT offers docent guided tours for groups of 10 – 60 people. A docent will lead your group through the museum and offer an overview and insight on the major collections and attractions.
Docent-guided group tours are free for school groups and customized relative to age grouping. Adult guided tours are $2 per person. Group tours must be scheduled in advance. Please schedule your group tour a minimum of two weeks before your visit!
For more information, email or call the FMOT office at 409.880.3927.
All donations are needed and appreciated. If you value the contributions of firefighters and the rich history they share, please consider becoming a sustaining member.
The FMOT Association is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization. Your donations are tax deductible as allowed by law.