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The Fire Museum of Maryland provides a unique and colorful setting for your event where guests can be entertained amongst steam pumping engines, giant hook-and-ladder trucks, and elaborate ceremonial parade vehicles used by early volunteer fire companies.

Established in 1971, the Museum is one of the largest and most comprehensive collections of antique fire fighting equipment in the world. More than forty shining examples of hand-pulled, horse-drawn and motorized fire apparatus from 1806 to 1957 are on display.

The Main Museum is available for stand-up receptions, sit-down dinners, and other parties of all sorts. The Birthday Room may be rented for birthday parties for all ages for up to 35 people. If your party is for 200 at a seated meal or for 360 for a reception, come enjoy the brightly lit and expansive exhibition gallery (18,000 square feet). If you are looking for a smaller meeting space, we have rooms that hold anywhere from 10-40 guests.

The Museum is conveniently located behind the eight-story Heaver Plaza Office Building, just two blocks north of Exit 26B of the Baltimore Beltway (I-695).

Ample free parking for evening and weekend events.
Handicapped accessible.
The Museum is a smoke-free environment.



The hottest birthday parties are now at the coolest place!

Click here to view the Birthday Party Brochure 2015.

Party Room

Party Room
- 4 red vinyl-covered tables
- 20 chairs
- fire-themed wall decorations
- refrigerator/freezer for food

Discovery Room
- playroom
- kids’ size fire gear to put on
- climb on a real fire engine
- fire-related games, toys,
  books & videos

Fire Engine Rides in the Parking Lot*
Visiting Fireman in full gear to give safety talk*

* Additional Fee

Engine Rides

For Birthdays, Contact:
Francine Michaelson, Birthday Coordinator
Telephone: 410-321-7500 x103

(Call early because we are already scheduling into next year.)

Parties may be scheduled Year-Round.
We carry theme-related birthday party supplies and special birthday gifts in our Gift Shop. Click here for the Party Supplies Booklet. Or, if you prefer to come in and see our supplies or buy that special Birthday present, the Store is available, Monday-Friday from 9am-4pm.  Please call first, however, to make sure someone will be available to help you.

Rental Events

Host Your Next Event at the Fire Museum of MD 
Whether you are having an anniversary, birthday, corporate function, rehearsal dinner or wedding reception, the Fire Museum offers a unique and colorful setting for that event. Filled with shiny fire engines, silver speaking trumpets, incredible oil paintings and unusual displays, the Fire Museum offers your guests a most memorable occasion.

The museum has a variety of spaces available that will add that special something to your event. From a light-filled dining space to a small meeting room to a specially decorated birthday space, there is much the Fire Museum has to offer.


    Click here for more photos.

To inquire about holding an event here at the Fire Museum, please contact the Director, who will be pleased to arrange an appointment for you to view all that the Fire Museum has to offer.

Stephen Heaver, Director
Telephone: 410-321-7500 x101

For a copy of the Rental Brochure, click here.
Click here to download the Private Event contract.
Click here to view the list of approved caterers.
If you are interested in a specific date and want to check space availability, please fill out the form below.

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The Fire Museum of Maryland, 1301 York Road, Lutherville, MD 21093
PH: (410) 321-7500, F: (410) 769-8433

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