About The AFD Museum
The Austin Fire Museum is located in Austin’s Central Fire Station No. 1 at 401 East 5th Street in the heart of downtown Austin, Texas. The firehouse is Austin’s busiest station, which includes Quint 1, Engine 1, Engine 13, Austin EMS Medic 6, and the AFD Shift Commander. The station was built in 1938 and is a piece of history in and of itself. The station and museum are next door to the O’Henry Museum and Susanna Dickinson Museumand one block south of the famous Sixth Street District.
The Austin Fire Museum is NOW OPEN WEDNESDAY THROUGH SUNDAY from 12PM to 5PM. CLOSED MONDAY AND TUESDAY. You may contact us at any time to inquire about information regarding the history of the Austin fire Department. Our museum features AFD relics dating as far back as the 1870′s, including a Hook and Ladder No. 1 lantern, uniform pieces from the turn of the century, memorabilia from Texas’ first African American firefighters, and MORE!