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Fire Museum of Houston and Houston Police Department Museum and Gift Shop Tour : Include COACH transportation and admission cost to the Fire Museum of Houston. xml version='1.0' encoding='%SOUP-ENCODING%'
Admission to the Houston Police Department Museum and Gift Shop is free.
Lunch (On your own)
First Tour: Fire Museum of Houston
2403 Milam Street Houston, TX 77006
9:30 a.m. ? 10:00 a.m. Pickup at Hotel; Travel to first tour site
10:00 a.m. ? 11:00 a.m. Tour Fire Museum of Houston
11:00 a.m. ? 11:30 a.m. Travel to Pappas Restaurant
11:30 a.m. ? 1:00 p .m. Lunch (On Your Own)
1:00 p.m. ? 1:30 p.m. Travel to second tour site
1:30 ? 3:00 p.m. Tour Houston Police Department Museum and Gift Shop
3:00 ? 3:30 p.m. Return to hotel
The HOUSTON Fire Museum was originally Fire Station No. 7, the first fire station built by the Houston Fire Department after it went fully paid in 1895.
The two-story fire station was built in 1898 at 2403 Milam and Mcllhenny and was of Romanesque style. It was opened in 1899 as the first paid fire station for the City of Houston. The two bays housed Steamer No. 7 and Hose Wagon No. 7, each of which was pulled by two horses. Stalls of the horses were against the outside walls beside the apparatus. Between the two bays was the watch office behind an area where the men spent their time when not at work.
As activities at the Fire Museum outgrew the old fire station at the turn of the century, and the Board of Trustees decided to build a new Fire Museum a block away on Main Street and Hadley. The old museum will still remain as part of the Fire Museum and the old museum be renovated to look as it did in 1899 when it was built, together with an old steamer and hose wagon.
All scheduled tours are given by HFD staff that are knowledgeable in areas of HFD history, general fire service history, and fire safety. Most tours last approximately one (1) hour.
LUNCH (ON YOUR OWN)
1217 Pierce Houston, TX 77002
HOUSTON POLICE DEPARTMENT MUSEUM AND GIFT SHOP
Second Tour: Houston Police Department Museum and Gift Shop
1200 Travis Houston, TX 77002
DAYS AND HOURS OF OPERATION: Monday ? Friday, 9:00am ? 9:00pm
The HOUSTON Police Department Museum and Gift Shop is located in the lobby of HPD headquarters at 1200 Travis and features unique displays and a memorial wall honoring the ultimate sacrifice made by those officers that that gave their lives in the line of duty.
Included among the displays are artifacts from the Honor Guard, SWAT, Mounted Patrol, badges, uniforms and other equipment utilized over the years. All proceeds from the sale of merchandise in the Gift Shop benefits the Houston Police Foundation which to date has purchased over one-million dollars worth of needed equipment for the Department.
Guided tours are provided of the museum for groups of ten (10) or more. These group tours must be scheduled in advance.
However, the self guided tours are available for groups of 9 or less and do not require a reservation. Tours run between 1 to 1 ½ hours
· Internet registration opens: August 1, 2013
· Last day for Internet registration: September 3, 2013
· Last day to cancel and receive a refund: September 7
Please note that the Leisure Tours are closed to the general public and is only open to the 2013 National Recreation and Parks Association (NRPA), Houston, Texas registered Congress delegates and their spouses/families.