The Fire Museum, located in City Hall (originally the Fire Department) was completed in August 2009. The museum was currated by the Columbia Gorge Discovery Center in cooperation with the Mid-Columbia Fire and Rescue District in partnership with The City of The Dalles.
The Fire Museum is open Monday - Friday 8am - 5pm, except Holidays and is handicap accessible. Mid Columbia Fire & Rescue will work with the City to hold the Museum open during special area events such as Historic The Dalles Days. Admission is free.
The City of The Dalles, Oregon, is situated in the north-central part of the state on the Columbia River, the nation's second largest river. It is the county seat and the largest community in Wasco County. The Dalles is one of Oregon's most historical cities and was known earlier in its history as the town at the end of the Oregon Trail. The city was first incorporated by the Oregon Territorial Government in 1857 as “Dalles City” and was made the county seat shortly thereafter.