Aurora Regional Fire Museum is a venue located in Aurora, IL. Situated in the community’s old Central Fire Station, this public museum is available to rent for private birthday parties and meetings. Here, guests can enjoy an event inspired by the location’s unique history.
Originally built in 1894 by a local architect, this building showcases a Victorian-style design. The exterior of the building features red brick walls, ornate windows, and a roof that resembles a tower. A green onion-shaped dome gives the building its distinct shape. The walls in the interior space are trimmed with a traditional fire-engine-red color. The museum exhibits are complete with old fire fighting equipment and vehicles. For presentations, workshops, and meetings, the venue’s theater features tiered seating and picture frames filled with fire department uniform patches.
Inside, guests can venture on a guided tour of the museum’s exhibits which contain a collection of artifacts and historical anecdotes. Birthday parties can be enhanced with firefighting cartoons and movies in the theater and hands-on activities such as trying on real protective gear. Aurora Regional Fire Museum even offers a gift shop for patrons to purchase last-minute party favors. Clients are welcome to bring their desired food, beverages, party decorations, and paper goods.