Boston Fire Museum

Boston Fire Museum The museum is open every Saturday from 10 AM to 4 PM.
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The goal of the Museum is to preserve and display fire fighting memorabilia from the Greater Boston area and educate the public on fire safety.

🔥Shop Now🔥  The Museum Store is having one last sale before the holidays! All T-shirts, Coins, and Patches are BUY 3 GET...
12/08/2023

🔥Shop Now🔥
The Museum Store is having one last sale before the holidays! All T-shirts, Coins, and Patches are BUY 3 GET ONE FREE! ONLINE ONLY! Remember our holiday shipping deadline is 12/18! There has never been a better time to shop! St.Patty's Day and Marathon shirts are marked down to $15! There has never been a better time to shop! Don't Wait till the last Minute! Use the link below to shop now!

Shop Online: https://shopbosfiremuseum.myshopify.com

GOOD ADVICE!
12/06/2023

GOOD ADVICE!

NEVER FORGET THE WORCESTER 6 - DECEMBER 3, 1999Fire Lieutenant THOMAS SPENCERFire Lieutenant TIMOTHY JACKSONFire Lieuten...
12/03/2023

NEVER FORGET THE WORCESTER 6 - DECEMBER 3, 1999

Fire Lieutenant THOMAS SPENCER
Fire Lieutenant TIMOTHY JACKSON
Fire Lieutenant JAMES LYONS
Firefighter PAUL BROTHERTON
Firefighter JOSEPH McGUIRK
Firefighter JEREMIAH LUCEY

🎄24 Days to Go! 🎄Celebrating the Holidays with Friends and Family? Don't show up empty handed. There are just 24 days le...
12/01/2023

🎄24 Days to Go! 🎄
Celebrating the Holidays with Friends and Family? Don't show up empty handed. There are just 24 days left till Christmas Eve! We have everything you need for the fire buff in your life. Adult T-shirts(Small -3XL), Adult Hoodies & Crewnecks(Small-2XL), Kids T-shirts(Newborn - Youth Large), Patches, Challenge Coins, Pint Glasses, and magnets! Shop with us on Saturdays from 10am-4pm or anytime online using the link below!

Shop Now: https://shopbosfiremuseum.myshopify.com
Shop In Store: Saturday's 10am-4pm

**Please note our holiday shipping cut off is Dec.18th. We do not guarantee arrival by 12/25 after that.**

Almost a year after the Cocoanut Grove fire, the Commissioner of the Boston Fire Department published a formal report on...
12/01/2023

Almost a year after the Cocoanut Grove fire, the Commissioner of the Boston Fire Department published a formal report on all aspects of the tragic fire. The final page of the report addressed the cause of the fire.

We invite you to visit the Boston Fire Museum to see the many artifacts related to the fire and listen to the museum guides review additional facts on the sad event.

The museum is open every Saturday from 10 AM to 4 PM. The museum does not require an entrance fee. Donations are encouraged and graciously accepted.

Boston Fire Museum
344 Congress St.
Boston, MA. 02210

Located in the Seaport neighborhood of South Boston.

Many visitors to the fire museum, especially fire officials visiting Boston, ask about the location of the Cocoanut Grov...
11/30/2023

Many visitors to the fire museum, especially fire officials visiting Boston, ask about the location of the Cocoanut Grove.

The best we can tell them is to go to the Motor Mart Garage at 201 Stuart St. and stand under the Motor Mart Garage sign, look across the street and imagine nothing is in front of you for about 175 feet. You would be looking thru the Revere Hotel Boston Common to the former location of the Cocoanut Grove.

A historical note of interest. The Motor Mart Garage sign is the same sign that was on the garage at the time of the Cocoanut Grove tragedy, November 28, 1942.

The Sunday and Monday papers brought the news of the Cocoanut Grove tragedy to everyone in Boston and to the world.
11/29/2023

The Sunday and Monday papers brought the news of the Cocoanut Grove tragedy to everyone in Boston and to the world.

81 YEARS AGO THIS EVENING ....... THE COCOANUT GROVE FIRE
11/29/2023

81 YEARS AGO THIS EVENING ....... THE COCOANUT GROVE FIRE

‼️Don’t forget‼️Today is the LAST DAY to receive 20% off all museum store merchandise! Sale ends at midnight tonight! Do...
11/27/2023

‼️Don’t forget‼️
Today is the LAST DAY to receive 20% off all museum store merchandise! Sale ends at midnight tonight! Don’t wait to start your holiday shopping! Remember to shop small and local! Use the link below to start shopping!
Online: https://shopbosfiremuseum.myshopify.com

Many thanks to the Cocoanut Grove Memorial Committee for their work in creating a memorial of the tragic fire.  Visitors...
11/26/2023

Many thanks to the Cocoanut Grove Memorial Committee for their work in creating a memorial of the tragic fire. Visitors to the fire museum often ask about the fire and its location. We look forward to the day when the memorial will be dedicated.

A ceremony was held in Boston today to break ground for a memorial to the Cocoanut Grove Nightclub fire, which claimed 490 lives. Thank you to the Cocoanut Grove Memorial Committee for their years of work toward this important project.

Today, we remember a great man!  FRANK BAKER was a dedicated member of the Boston Fire Department, the Boston Fire Museu...
11/26/2023

Today, we remember a great man! FRANK BAKER was a dedicated member of the Boston Fire Department, the Boston Fire Museum and the Boston Sparks Association. Frank spent many days at 344 Congress St. helping to make our historic fire house a location everyone could enjoy. And he did it all with a constant smile, no matter how difficult the project was.

Rest In Peace Frank, we miss you!

November 25 was another busy day in the museum.  We welcomed new friends from Germany and the patient at the morning bir...
11/26/2023

November 25 was another busy day in the museum. We welcomed new friends from Germany and the patient at the morning birthday party was successfully transported by the junior firefighters. Loads of fun in the museum today.

❄️Small Business Saturday❄️ Don't Forget all Merch is 20% off online through Monday!  Looks like that chill in the air i...
11/25/2023

❄️Small Business Saturday❄️

Don't Forget all Merch is 20% off online through Monday!
Looks like that chill in the air is here to stay... Warm up with your favorite Boston Fire Sweatshirt! Sweatshirts are available as a pullover hoodie or crewneck, in sizes adult small to 2XL. Sweatshirts can be purchased in store on Saturdays from 10am-4pm or online anytime using the link below.

In Store: 10am-4pm
Online: https://shopbosfiremuseum.myshopify.com

TODAY IS THE DAY! Start your Holiday Shopping with 20% off All Museum Store Merch! Friday through Monday; T-shirts ( Adu...
11/24/2023

TODAY IS THE DAY!
Start your Holiday Shopping with 20% off All Museum Store Merch! Friday through Monday; T-shirts ( Adults and Kids), Sweatshirts, Patches, Coins, Magnets, and Pint Glasses will be on sale! The 20% code will automatically apply at check out! Please remember to shop small this holiday season! Shop online using the link below.
* Please note this is an online ONLY promotion*

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11/22/2023
🔥New Product Alert🔥 Happy Almost Holiday Season! Our new Engine 5 T-Shirt is now available online for preorder with anti...
11/18/2023

🔥New Product Alert🔥
Happy Almost Holiday Season! Our new Engine 5 T-Shirt is now available online for preorder with anticipation to ship early next week! This shirt will be available in store at the museum on Saturday Nov.25th! Use the link below to shop now! Remember the holiday season is quickly approaching…. 🚒🎉🚒🎉

Online: https://shopbosfiremuseum.myshopify.com/products/t-shirt-engine-5

81 years have passed since the tragic Maverick Square fire and collapse that claimed the lives of six members of the Bos...
11/15/2023

81 years have passed since the tragic Maverick Square fire and collapse that claimed the lives of six members of the Boston Fire Department. In addition, almost fifty additional members of the BFD were injured, many suffering severe injuries.

The fire began at 2:28 AM on November 15, 1942 in Luongo’s Tab, a restaurant within the former East Boston Lyceum. The fire on Box 6153, Maverick Square, escalated to three alarms. As firemen were working to extinguish the fire, without warning, the walls of floors three, four and five collapsed burying many in the rubble. Boston Fire Chief Samuel Pope ordered the 4th and 5th Alarms in order to rescue the buried firemen and control the fire.

A beautiful memorial honoring the six firemen who were killed is located at the corner of Henry St. and Maverick Square in East Boston. NEVER FORGET!

A WORD ON ONE OF OUR OWN   For many years, Catherine Warnock, served as a museum guide and hostess for birthday parties....
11/12/2023

A WORD ON ONE OF OUR OWN

For many years, Catherine Warnock, served as a museum guide and hostess for birthday parties. After college, Catherine began her working career in New Hampshire. She also became a member of the Hampstead Fire Department.

On Friday, November 10th, Catherine was the engineer of Hampstead Engine 1 which was first due at a house fire. After establishing a hydrant line, Engine 1 supplied water for 2 hand lines and the ladder pipe of the Hampstead ladder at what became a 3 alarm fire.

Thanks to the aggressive attack by the Hampstead FD and mutual aid companies, the main section of the large house was saved.

Congratulations on your outstanding work Catherine! We are proud of you!

The Boston Fire Museum received a historic picture of Cambridge Engine 3  responding.  The picture was donated to the mu...
11/10/2023

The Boston Fire Museum received a historic picture of Cambridge Engine 3 responding. The picture was donated to the museum by friends of the late Joseph Farren of Brooklyn, New York.

The caption on the back of the picture states “ENGINE 3, CAMBRIDGE FD RESPONDING TO GREAT BOSTON FIRE ON SECOND CALL - NOVEMBER 10, 1872.”

In 1872, the firehouse of Cambridge Engine 3 was located on 4th Street in the East Cambridge neighborhood. The 4th Street name has been changed to Sciarappa St.

The former firehouse of Engine 3 still exists as a residential building located at approximately 42 Sciarappa St.

Today, the firehouse of Engine 3 is located on Cambridge St. in East Cambridge.

NOTE: On November 9, 2023, Cambridge Engine 3 was “First Due” at Box 12, 3 Alarms, for a fire at 35 Gore Street, around the corner from Sciarappa St.

25I YEARS AGO TODAYThe GREAT BOSTON FIRE OF 1872 was Boston's largest fire, and still ranks as one of the most costly fi...
11/09/2023

25I YEARS AGO TODAY

The GREAT BOSTON FIRE OF 1872 was Boston's largest fire, and still ranks as one of the most costly fire-related property losses in American history. The conflagration began at 7:20 p.m. on Saturday, November 9, 1872, in the basement of a commercial warehouse at 83–87 Summer Street. The fire was finally contained 12 hours later, after it had consumed about 65 acres of Boston's downtown, 776 buildings and much of the financial district, and caused $73.5 million in damage (equivalent to $1.525 billion in 2023). The destruction to the buildings was valued at $13.5 million and the personal property loss was valued at $60 million. In the end, at least 30 people died, including 12 firefighters. ……………….. COURTESY OF WIKIPEDIA

The fire museum will be open today from 10 AM to 4 PM. Also, plan to change your clocks and smoke alarm batteries tonigh...
11/04/2023

The fire museum will be open today from 10 AM to 4 PM.

Also, plan to change your clocks and smoke alarm batteries tonight.

10/22/2023
‼️MARK DOWN ALERT ‼️   Our Boston Marathon Remembrance Shirt has been marked down. All sizes are $15.00! Shop online usi...
10/19/2023

‼️MARK DOWN ALERT ‼️
Our Boston Marathon Remembrance Shirt has been marked down. All sizes are $15.00! Shop online using the link below or in store on Saturdays from 10am-4pm!

Online: https://shopbosfiremuseum.myshopify.com
In Store: Saturday 10am-4pm

🍂Happy Sunday! 🍂Our Museum Store Expert, Matthew McSheehy will be working the store this morning from 10am-2pm! If you’r...
10/15/2023

🍂Happy Sunday! 🍂
Our Museum Store Expert, Matthew McSheehy will be working the store this morning from 10am-2pm! If you’re in the area please stop by and shop! We have t-shirts from toddler - adult 3XL, Adult sized hoodies and Crewnecks, patches, challenge coins, toy trucks, and more! As always the store is available online using the link below!

Store Hours: 10am-2pm
Online:

Boston Fire Museum Store

50 years ago, at 5 PM on Sunday, October 14, 1973, 95 fire departments from Massachusetts, New Hampshire and Connecticut...
10/14/2023

50 years ago, at 5 PM on Sunday, October 14, 1973, 95 fire departments from Massachusetts, New Hampshire and Connecticut were dealing with the Chelsea Conflagration.

Pictures courtesy of Northeast Fire News (www.firenews.org)/

Additional pictures courtesy of Northeast Fire News   (www.firenews.org)
10/14/2023

Additional pictures courtesy of Northeast Fire News (www.firenews.org)

Happy Saturday! The Boston Fire Museum Store can be found in 2 places this today! The museum store is open from 10am-4pm...
10/14/2023

Happy Saturday!
The Boston Fire Museum Store can be found in 2 places this today! The museum store is open from 10am-4pm at the Boston Fire Museum. Additionally the store is on the road at the Amoskeag Reserve Engine Company Annual Show & Muster!

Can’t make it to either location… no problem the store is always open online using the link below!

Online: https://shopbosfiremuseum.myshopify.com

50 YEARS AGO TOMORROW ---- OCTOBER 14, 1973 ---- THE CHELSEA CONFLAGRATIONPhoto courtesy of the Chelsea Clock Company
10/13/2023

50 YEARS AGO TOMORROW ---- OCTOBER 14, 1973 ---- THE CHELSEA CONFLAGRATION

Photo courtesy of the Chelsea Clock Company

The City of Chelsea (Office of Emergency Management) is coordinating a 50 year remembrance event of The Great Chelsea Fi...
10/11/2023

The City of Chelsea (Office of Emergency Management) is coordinating a 50 year remembrance event of The Great Chelsea Fire - Conflagration of 1973, on Saturday, October 14th, 2023, from 12-4PM. The event will be held at the Chelsea Station Restaurant (former fire station) 105 Everett Ave., Chelsea.

We are cordially inviting firefighters, police officers, city workers, family members, and citizens that fought the fire and who have been affected. The general public and media are welcome to attend.
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Today, Spencer came all the way from Western Mass., with his mom and dad, his friends, and his grandfather, to celebrate...
10/08/2023

Today, Spencer came all the way from Western Mass., with his mom and dad, his friends, and his grandfather, to celebrate his birthday. From all the smiles you can tell everyone enjoyed their visit to the fire museum.

This morning, Issac came to the museum to celebrate his 3rd birthday.  Everyone had a great time!
10/07/2023

This morning, Issac came to the museum to celebrate his 3rd birthday. Everyone had a great time!

🔥New Patch Alert! 🔥 The Museum Store has 2 new patches available for purchase! D Street Southie: Engine 39 D Street Sout...
10/06/2023

🔥New Patch Alert! 🔥
The Museum Store has 2 new patches available for purchase!
D Street Southie: Engine 39
D Street Southie: Ladder 18
Patches can be purchased In store during museum hours or online using the link below! 🚒🔥

In Store: Saturday 10am-4pm
Online: https://shopbosfiremuseum.myshopify.com

We had many visitors from all over the world this past Saturday. Among them, a couple plus their dog from Belarus. Also,...
08/28/2023

We had many visitors from all over the world this past Saturday. Among them, a couple plus their dog from Belarus. Also, in attendance were many, many Firefighters and families from both the Los Angeles City, and Los Angeles County fire departments. In town for the Red Sox/Dodgers games this weekend.

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344 Congress Street
Boston, MA
02210

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11am - 4pm

Telephone

(617) 338-9700

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