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Beaumont, Texas: World's Largest Working Fire Hydrant Team Field Report

Fire Museum of Texas

400 Walnut Street, Beaumont, TX
Fire Museum of Texas. From I-10 in Beaumont exit Downtown, turn left on Calder. Corner of Main and Mulberry.
Museum: M-F 8 am - 4:30 pm (Call to verify) Local health policies may affect hours and access.
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World's Largest Fire Hydrant - Former.

World's Largest Working Fire Hydrant

A large, Dalmatian-spotted fireplug, leftover from a movie promotion, is in front of the Fire Museum of Texas. It's now the world's 3rd largest fire hydrant. Report...

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World's Largest Fire Hydrant - Former

We enjoyed seeing the World's Largest Working Fire Hydrant and touring the museum. We were even able to trade our fire department patch for a local patch.

[Mark & Tami Bulla, 09/21/2016]

QR codes in the museum.

World's Largest Fire Hydrant - Former

The Fire Museum of Texas is now totally accessible for the deaf and hard of hearing, implemented October 2015. QR codes with Spoken English, English captions and American Sign Language -- the first in US to have all three.

[Kim, 11/17/2015]

3rd Largest Fire Hydrant.

World's 3rd Largest Fire Hydrant

After reading about this fire hydrant, I decided to check it out as I was heading to LA from CA. Was pretty easy to find. I chatted with a few firefighters who were there with their pumper truck.

[Daniel Ponti, 01/25/2010]
Fire Museum of Texas, Big Fire Hydrant

Home of the big fire hydrant, the Fire Museum of Texas first opened in 1984 and is housed in the historic 1927 Beaumont Fire Department Headquarters Station.

On the first floor of the free museum, visitors can explore the extensive collection of fire engines and firefighting equipment that dates back to 1856. Walk around the Hand Drawn Tub Pumper from 1856 and the Aerial Ladder Truck from 1909. Don't miss the 1931 Light Truck that was sent to the New London School Explosion in 1937 and the Texas City Disaster in 1947. See the Gamewell Call Box Alarm System that was used before there were telephones!

Children can play on the firetruck simulator and visit the miniature house upstairs in the Children's Activity Center.

[Carol Gary, 01/19/2008]

Nearby Offbeat Places

Edison MuseumEdison Museum, Beaumont, TX - < 1 mi.
Edison's Time Portal DeviceEdison's Time Portal Device, Beaumont, TX - < 1 mi.
Texas Energy MuseumTexas Energy Museum, Beaumont, TX - < 1 mi.
In the region:
Janis Joplin Memorabilia, Port Arthur, TX - 18 mi.

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