LA Fire Museums and Walking Tour


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OCT 15 Trip is cancelled due to Train Service Interruption. We will reschedule it for when the trains are running again!

For more information:

Your classroom lessons will come alive when we visit the Los Angeles Fallen Firefighters Memorial, the Los Angeles Fire Museum, and the Plaza Firehouse Museum.

We will meet at the Santa Ana Train Station at 9 am to catch the 9:20 Metrolink to Union Station.

At Union Station will transfer to the underground Red Line (subway) which will take us to Hollywood and Vine.

From there it is a short walk to the Los Angeles Fire Department Fallen Firefighter Memorial and the Fire Museum. I am excited for you to see in person some of the things you have seen in the course so far. From the construction of the residential high rise buildings we will see on our way to the museum, to the bed keys and squirts used in colonial time in the museum and even the fire protection systems we will see in the subway! In fact, I will have a Scavenger Hunt Challenge at the Museum for anyone in my classes. It will be fun!

After our museum visit, we will return to Union Station to catch the Orange Line home at 2 pm. You bring a lunch (or we pre-order and pick up lunch at Phillippe's) and eat on the train ride home.


$10 Transportation (covers all Metro travel) You will purchase a Weekend Day Pass from the Vending Machine when you arrive at the train station.

$5 Museum donation (suggested)

$10-$15 Lunch

Spending Money (if you want to buy stuff)

Space is limited (but yes, you can bring a friend). Use this link to sign up!

More information and some links in the flyer below!

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Los Angeles Fire Dept. Museum & Memorial

Saturday, Oct. 15th, 9am-3pm

1355 N Cahuenga Blvd

Los Angeles, CA

The LAFD Hollywood museum (Old Fire Station 27) is housed in what was once the largest fire station west of the Mississippi. With more than 20,000 square feet of space, a number of famous pieces of firefighting apparatus, and hundreds of artifacts on display, there’s something for the entire family here. Located just a few blocks from the famous Hollywood Walk of Fame and the Chinese Theater, you won't find a more unique and welcoming fire museum on either side of the Mississippi.

This museum is not only home to some of the city's most important and remarkable history, it is also a place where retired firefighters like to spend their time. Being a firefighter isn't like most jobs, and when it's time to retire, the service stays with most men and women for the rest of their lives. And that makes this museum even more unique. On any given Saturday, you can bring your family to the fire station and hear about real fires, from the guys who fought them and put them out.

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Itinerary & Fees

9:00 Meet up at the Santa Ana Train Station & Buy your ticket. Cost: $10 (covers all transportation for the day!) Purchase a Metrolink Weekend Day Pass when you get to the station. Note: You can also catch the Metro at the station nearest your home. Meet up on board!

9:20 Metrolink #661 Orange County Line from Santa Ana to Union Station

10:30 Arrive at Union Station

10:46 Take Red Line Westbound to Hollywood and Vine. Walk to the museum.

11:15 Meet at the Fallen Firefighters Memorial- tour the museum (If you are driving- meet us here!) ($5 suggested donation )

12:15 Walk to Hollywood and Vine Station. Take Red Line Eastbound to Union Station. Gold line to Chinatown.

1:00-1:30 Pick up our TO GO Lunch at Philippe the Original (Beef Dip Sandwiches) ($10+ depending on how hungry you are) and get back to the station!

2:00 Orange County Metrolink Southbound- There are tables available if you bring food with you can enjoy lunch on the train.

2:55 Arrive at the Santa Ana Station.

Olvera Street

El Pueblo de Los Angeles

The Los Angeles Plaza Historic District contains the site of the original pueblo of Los Angeles established in 1781. Founded by Spanish colonizers, under the name El Pueblo de la Reina de Los Angeles (The Pueblo of the Queen of the Angels) the pueblo was not part of a mission and is one of two pueblos in California to survive to the present day. The plaza area was the center of Los Angeles' community throughout the 19th century. Many significant buildings in the district surround the historic Plaza, including the Plaza church (Nuestra Señora La Reina de Los Angeles) constructed in 1822, the Avile Adobe, Los Angeles' oldest residence (1818), the Italianate style Masonic Hall (1858), and the Italian Renaissance Revival style Merced Theater (1869).

More reasons to join us...

You can...

  • Ride the train.
  • Make new friends.
  • Post status updates from museums.
  • Take awesome selfies.
  • Eat hot, caramel filled churros.
  • Identify the fire protection features in subway tunnels.
  • Pose for pictures with strangers.
  • Earn extra credit.
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