Hinckley Fire Museum

An ordinary September day

created extraordinary heroes.

A wall of fire four and a half miles high.
First there was the timber. Then came the people to harvest the trees and the railroads to supply them.

On September 1st, 1894,
in just a matter of hours,
history was changed forever.
Learn more about:

        The Great Hinckley Fire
        Hinckley’s Heroes
        Hinckley Area Attractions

Small sparks led to one of the biggest natural disasters in history.

 We tell the story of those who died, those who survived,

and the power of the firestorm.

Guided Tours
Tourist Information
Open Doors

Whether you’re on your own or with a group of a hundred, we can arrange a personalized visit, complete with amazing stories of the fire.

Need a hand that your GPS just can’t provide? We know where stuff is and can help you find it the old-fashioned way.

Hours: 10:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.

Open Tue-Sun in May, June, Sept. and Oct.

Open 7 days a week in July and Aug.

Visit the newly-restored
Hinckley Fire Monument.

Closed for the season.
We will reopen
May 1, 2017