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Urban sprawl, hot summers, and a multicultural city

The largest city in Texas, Houston is also one of the most ethnically diverse places in the US, with the country’s largest Asian, Arab and Latin American populations. Its multicultural essence can be found everywhere, from museums, to the performing arts and also in the diverse shopping and dining opportunities. Gay nightlife is centered in Neartown, around Pacific St. and surrounding streets. The South Loop’s Rice Village is a highly concentrated area of restaurants, bars, and shopping.

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Houston Fire Museum

Houston Fire Museum

Originally Fire Station No. 7

Originally Fire Station No. 7 Editors' Note

The Houston Fire Museum displays a collection of eighteenth to twentieth-century fire service artifacts and documents, an 1937 Chevrolet pumper, an 1895 Ahrens Fox horse-drawn steamer, a 19th century hand powered pumper, as well as a 1938 REO fire truck.

The building housing the Houston Fire Museum was the first fire station built by the Houston Fire Department after it went fully paid in 1895. Preservation of old Fire Station No. 7 as a fire museum began in 1980.

Houston Fire Museum
2403 Milam, TX 77006 Houston
+1 713 5242526
Tuesday - Saturday 10:00 am to 4:00 pm