PLAN YOUR VISIT
The best parking is directly across Bellflower Blvd in the convenient city parking structure. There are a few spaces, including Accessible Parking, behind the Museum building which is accessed from Oak Street. Enter the Museum premises on Bellflower Blvd. For more detailed information, click the Parking button below.
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.
If you get hungry while visiting, downtown Bellflower has many local restaurants. The Museum Team eats at every one of them and we keep going back!
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. FREE ADMISSION for: Our Members, Active & Retired LACoFD Firefighters, Active Military, and children 12 and under.
We accept cash, checks, and credit cards.
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.
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.
Display cases surround the showroom and are full of very interesting fire related artifacts.
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 Local Restaurants. You will find many cuisines to choose from, like sushi, bar-b-q, custom sandwiches, Italian, Mexican, burgers and more.