PLAN YOUR VISIT

PARKING

The best parking is behind the Museum building which is accessed from Oak Street. Enter the Museum on Bellflower Blvd. For more detailed information, click the Parking button below.

LOCAL HOTELS/MOTELS

If you are coming in from out of town and wish to stay near the Museum, click the hotels button below for a list of local hotels and motels. The Museum Team does not recommend one over another, this is just a short listing.

LOCAL EATERIES

If you are coming in from out of town and wish to stay near the Museum, click the hotels button below for a list of local hotels and motels. The Museum Team does not recommend one over another, this is just a short listing.

The Los Angeles County Fire Museum is open Wednesday through Saturday from 9AM to 2PM. When you arrive, please have a $5 donation ready for each visitor over 12 years old. Active military are free. We accept cash, checks, and credit cards. 

Check the EVENTS CALENDAR before you come. Make sure the Museum will be open. Also watch for our special event dates.

Our docents are retired Firefighters, many of whom have worked on our more recent apparatus, or similar rigs. Your guides are extremely knowledgeable and just about the friendliest group of people you will meet. They have stories to tell, and are open to share them with you. Learn more about our docents on the Our Docents Page.

Engine 23 – The City of Bellflower’s first LACoFD Fire Engine

Antique fire apparatus are the stars of the showroom. Some of our finest specimens are on display. The world famous television show EMERGENCY! 51’s are all here; The Crown Engine 51, the Ward LaFrance Engine 51, and Squad 51. We have rigs from the late 1800s through the 20th Century all shined up and ready for your inspection. The City of Bellflower’s first Los Angeles County Fire Department engine, Engine 23, is here. This apparatus underwent a massive restoration in preparation of the Museum’s grand opening in July of 2018.

Four very large screen televisions are located throughout the Museum running slide shows sampling our photograph collection. These will change periodically, so come back to see more.

Display cases surround the showroom and are full of very interesting fire related artifacts.

Sophia Johnson
Guest Relations

The Museum’s Guest Relations Team will be at the door to welcome you and provide answers for any questions you may have regarding the Museum hours, private tours, etc. 

Visit our famous Engine Company 51 Store, our Museum gift shop. Most items are available online, but not all. You will have the close up view of our special items available for purchase in house only.

Group tours and private visits will be accommodated if possible. Please use the Contact Us form to provide us with your dates and other pertinent information so we may try to accommodate you the best we can.

When you get hungry, the Museum is located in central downtown Bellflower alongside many fine Eateries. You will find many cuisines to choose from, like sushi, bar-b-q, custom sandwiches, Italian, Mexican, burgers and more.