LA Fire Museums and Walking Tour

Firehouse museums, El Pueblo de Los Angeles, & Olvera St

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Fire Tech Meet Up! Sat. Mar 26, 2016

Saturday, March 26 we will "ride the rails" to Hollywood for some history, culture, and beef dip sandwiches!

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 8:45 am to catch the 9:12 Metrolink to Union Station.

At Union Station will transfer to the Red Line 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.

Next we will take the subway back for lunch at Philippe the Original (Beef Dip Sandwiches) followed by a walking tour of El Pueblo de Los Angeles including the Plaza Fire Station (the oldest fire station in Los Angeles. Finish off your afternoon with a caramel filled churro from Olvera Street.

We catch the Orange Line home at 4:40 from Union Station. We will be back in Santa Ana at 5:30 pm.

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Los Angeles Fire Dept. Museum & Memorial

Saturday, March 26th, 11:30am

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

8:45 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!

9:12 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 )

12:45 Walk to Hollywood and Vine Station. Take Red Line Eastbound to Union Station.

1:15-2:15 Lunch at Philippe the Original (Beef Dip Sandwiches) ($10+ depending on how hungry you are)

2:15- 4:15 We will walk to El Pueblo de Los Angeles for tours of the Plaza Firehouse (oldest fire station in Los Angeles), and the Villa Adobe (the oldest building in Los Angeles) and Olvera Street. ($ spending money for churros or chachis)

4:40 Orange County Metrolink Southbound #666 - This is the last train home...don't be late! There are tables available if you bring food with you can enjoy lunch or dinner on the train.

5:30 Arrive at the Santa Ana Station.

Olvera Street

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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