The museum is open from May 1 through Mid-October each year. Hours are 10am until
5pmTuesday - SundayNo admission after 4:15pm, please.
plus Mondays in July and August.
Guided Tours We offer guided tours for school groups, bus tours, government agencies,
businesses and more. Please contact us well in advance to book your tour. Reservations
fill up quickly!
Tour admission packages are available upon request.
We ask that you arrive with enough time to enjoy our short film explaining the conditions
that led to the fire and to walk through our many exhibits. Because the museum closes
each day at 5:00pm, we ask that you arrive no later than 4:15pm. We have a great
story to tell and it takes a little time!
Please note: The museum is intended to give the feeling of history. There were
no mobile phones in 1894, so we respectfully request that you turn off all phones,
pagers and other electronics before entering the museum and take any important calls
outside as a courtesy to our guests. Flash photography is permitted in the museum,
however it must not cause undue distraction to other guests. Rest room facilities
are available to museum guests. Well-behaved pets are permitted.
The Hinckley Fire Museum is located along Old Highway 61 in downtown Hinckley.
From Interstate 35:
Turn west on Minnesota Highway 48 (also called Fire Monument Road)
Drive six blocks to the intersection with Old Highway 61 which features a prominent
BP filling station on the corner and turn north (right)
Drive across the railroad crossing and ahead three blocks. The museum is on your
Lost? Please contact us and we’ll provide directions by phone.
No overnight parking is permitted. Please observe all parking signs.
Are you a fan
of birding, biking, snowmobiling, hiking, camping, antiquing?
We’ll point you in the right direction to enjoy your time in Hinckley.
The Hinckley Fire Museum welcomes you. Please allow one to two hours to see all
of our exhibits and the 20-minute film that tells the story of the fire. Please
call ahead to advise us of any special needs and we will do everything we can to
accommodate your visit.