Fire Station No.1 is a historical landmark in Fort Worth. It is the site of the original city hall, with the government offices in the second floor and the volunteer fire fighters' area in the first floor. The city's first fire station functioned for more than a century before it was converted to a museum. The place is now the location for the 150 of Fort Worth History satellite exhibit from the Fort Worth Museum of Science and History.
Things to Do
- Visit the museum to know more about Fort Worth's historic past. See the scale model display of the city in 1849 and learn more through artifacts of Fort Worth's progress from its frontier outpost beginnings, to its cattle town journey, and to the modern city that it is now. It's a great introduction for visiting guests and a nice, history refresher for Fort Worth residents.
- Read about the history of the Clovis people and their culture.
- Explore the interactive bunkhouse model with a video of a popular Texan cowboy.
- Get the kids to ride the bucking bronco for a fun photo op with a background caption that says "Hello from Fort Worth, Texas". It's a great souvenir of your museum visit.
Fire Station No. 1 Insider Tips
- Since the museum visit will only take an hour or less, you may include walking around Sundance Square in your plan.