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The Firefighters Hall & Museum is dedicated to the education and historic preservation of fire service. While our museum and event center are closed in the interest of public health, our dedicated staff of volunteers are preparing to re-open when allowed so that we may continue to tell the stories of the bravest.

Minnesota Firefighters are on the front line every day, but they face unprecedented challenges during these trying times.

We need your help to be able to continue to share the trials and challenges that these courageous men and women face.

We are asking for your help to continue our mission of supporting the history of our Minnesota firefighters and educating the public on safety.

We anticipate that things may not return to “normal” for us for up to 18 months. Without our gate admissions and events to sustain us … we are in dire need of your support.

Your gift right now will ensure our staff and volunteers can continue to serve the community as we have for the past 15 years.

Together, even as our lives feel so unsettled, we can continue to make sure that our front-line firefighters are not forgotten. 

COVID19 UPDATE April 21, 2020

To Our Guests

At the April 16th Board Meeting, our Board of Directors has decided that Firefighters Hall & Museum will remain closed until further notice. 

If you have an event scheduled, please call us at 612-623-3817 or email us at to discuss your options.

Thank you for your continued patience and support as we look forward to the time we can safely reopen.

COVID19 UPDATE March 26, 2020

To Our Guests

In accordance with Governor Walz’s Executive Order 20-20 “Stay at Home and limit movement outside the home beyond essential needs” the Bill & Bonnie Daniels Firefighters Hall & Museum will remain closed until May 1st.

COVID19 UPDATE March 13, 2020

To Our Guests

Because of the COVID19 threat and Center for Disease Control’s (CDC) recommendations the Board of Directors of the Bill & Bonnie Daniels Firefighters Hall & Museum has decided to close the Museum until March 31.

At such time the Board will reevaluate the situation and respond as conditions warrant.

If you have an event scheduled at the Fire Museum, please call us at 612-623-3817 to discuss your options.

Thank you for your understanding and you can go to our social media sites for updated information.

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This hidden treasure will excite the fire buff and enthusiast in all of us. 

The museum features over 12,000 square feet of historic items from Minnesota Fire Departments dating back to the 1860’s.

There are fire trucks, fire equipment, historic photos, and interactive displays for children.

During the summer months you can even ride on a real fire truck! 

The museum collection includes a Thief River Falls steam pumper, a 1919 Mankato aerial ladder a 1932 Minneapolis FWD engine and other historic firefighting apparatus & equipment.

The museum also houses a library with an extensive collection of literature on fire department apparatus, department histories, department records, and periodicals.

In addition to all that history is a wonderful event hall that is perfect for many occasions including a child’s birthday party, corporate meetings, and social gatherings.